Obranch from D SIGNED BY is a combination of a classically designed chandelier and the latest technology. Wanting to implement and make use of the high-tech OLED lighting tiles in an unexpected way, the tiles thinness and transparency is obvious, even though they are used in a three-dimensional structure. This new generation chandelier is meant for home use as well as hospitality, and with its movable lighting surface, its appearance can easily be changed, as well as adjusting the lighting intensity and direction.
The ninth annual Worktech London conference takes place at the British Library on 14-15 November, exploring the convergence of technology, real estate and the workplace.
A range of masterclasses on day one will cover topics such as Psychological Wellbeing at Work and Living Stages: What Can Workplaces Learn From Theatre Design? On day two, a programme of talks chaired by Jeremy Myerson of the Helen Hamlyn Centre for Design, features keynote speakers Chris Waugh, director at IDEO, Cisco director Peter Escery Merrens and authors Alan Moore and John Williams.
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Designed by Broome Jenkins using 3D modelling and rapid prototyping, the Meet-U meeting table system includes simple features and modern technology to encourage agile working. A variety of top shapes including rectangles, squares, triangles and quadrants combine to form the perfect layout for any meeting room space. The full range can be further complemented by bridging units, minimising the number of table legs required for support and so allowing more people to sit in comfort around the meeting table layout.
The adaptable functionality of Coordinate Series 2 has been launched to the market by Quadrant Carpets. Three designs inspired by the works of Bridget Riley, one of the foremost proponents of the Op Art movement, come together in nine matching colourways to deliver a series of products that coordinate perfectly within any space. Abstraction, Rhythm and Perspective utilise the latest in highly complex, long creel production technology to produce large-scale patterns.
German technology specialist, Jung, has combined its KNX expertise in building control systems, design-led wiring accessories and card key switches and displays to provide a complete, co-ordinated hotel sector offer, now available through its exclusive UK distributor, The Wandsworth Group. KNX room controllers can be installed to control and display individual elements such as room temperature, blinds and music, allowing guests to customise their room environment. The range includes a variety of switches and sockets for all international socket systems.
The Flo screen arm floats effortlessly from one position to another. The innovative use of an arc enables the monitor to tilt further, through +/- 40°, so it can be used as a touch screen. Designed with future technologies in mind, providing ergonomic solutions for the use of iPad and other tablets within the working environment. Flo is powered by an environmentally friendly spring mechanism, concealed within its cylindrical form. Flo was recognised by the recent Red Dot Design Award.
George Simionopoulos and Erica Pescoskie have created an agile design/build studio called Group Two Design. Their collaborative talents, which are rooted in a belief in the craft and quality of production, are evident in the LED Chandelier- pictured. The malleable nature of the LED linear lighting strip enables it to be cast into the translucent resin. The fixture itself is a series of five identical pieces that were fabricated using laser-cutting technology.
Grafiklight is a lamp series by Leuchtstoff, the idea for which came from combining lighting and graphic images to provide an art piece that also looks spectacular at night. Grafiklight uses the latest LED technology and only consumes 3-8 watts. The lamps come in several different styles and colours, and range from 56 to 100cm in length.
Green=tech is a brand new concept and design philosophy by Andrej Statskij. Products combine glass or acrylic furniture with plants or even natural or artificial box-trees. Uniting the different materials and bringing harmony between ecology and technology can help modern urban inhabitants overcome the stress of everyday life. The Green=tech coffee table, seen here, is one of the first products following this idea.