Euroluce Day 2: Prime Minister and Spectacular Innovations in Lighting Design

by | Apr 19, 2023 | News


Euroluce Day 2 has been incredibly busy, with large booths and numerous product launches making it difficult to keep up. Not only is the show spread out, but the showrooms are also located throughout the city of Milan, leading to extensive travel time. However, from what we have seen, there are some exceptional products being introduced.

Workmates fixtures from Flos

Workmates fixtures from Flos

I visited Flos, where they were featuring many new products. Among them, Workmates stood out as one of the most elegant products of the show. All luminaires in the family are created from an aluminum extrusion that is flattened and rounded at the edges, housing several light clusters that emit light both up and downwards. Towards the worktop, LED clusters provide diffuse and glare-free light. On the other hand, the LED modules illuminating upwards balance the light contrast and offer visual comfort designed for well-being in the workplace. All variants can be controlled via building automation systems such as DALI or CASAMBI.

Black Flag is one of those products that make me wonder, “Why didn’t I think of that?” Its unique ability to extend up to 3.5 meters from the wall brings light to the heart of any space, while its folded form resembles a sleek and powerful sculpture. Composed of one vertical and three horizontal bars, when closed, Black Flag looks like a sculpture affixed to the wall. The design was created by Konstantin Grcic for Flos. It also has a complementary product, White Flag.

Targetti Fixture designed by FMS

Targetti Vader designed by FMS

Targetti displayed fixtures that were developed in conjunction with leading lighting design firms. The Vader was designed with help from Fisher Marantz Stone. The goal was to create a luminaire that could serve multiple purposes, and it features a compact design with continuous adjustment of flux distribution (from spot to medium wide flood), color temperature (ranging from 1800K to 4000K), and control protocol. Other luminaires showcased by Targetti were developed in collaboration with:

  • Atelier(s) Alfonso Femia
  • Park Associati
  • Stefano Boeri Interiors
  • GEZA Architettura

The Cloud

“It All Comes from Above” was the name of the exhibition presented by LASVIT, a Czech-based designer, and manufacturer of bespoke lighting installations. Their latest product, “The Cloud,” was showcased at the event. The product manager reminded me that natural light diffused by the clouds provides natural shade, and this product provides both light and shade. It took the team seven days to assemble the luminaire on-site in Hall 15.

The Prime Minister

My EdisonReport/designing lighting (dl) credentials granted me access to all parts of the event, but unfortunately, they did not grant me access to the Italian Prime Minister, Giorgia Meloni, who was also in attendance. Nonetheless, good for her!

Mrs. Reid and I attended the Deltalight social event on Tuesday night, and it was spectacular. The theme was MOMENTUM, and it was even spray-painted on the streets. Upon entering, guests were taken on a journey through a curtained building to various rooms featuring products. We spent a large amount of time in their bar, mainly because they were displaying the NIME II, developed by lighting designer Dean Skira around the five forms of light.

  • The first form of light is in the source.
  • The second is the invisible form of light itself.
  • The third is the form of the object revealed by light before it touches it.
  • The fourth is the form of the shadow.
  • The fifth is the form of the consequence that comprises all the previous four forms, as well as the way we feel and experience the space considering the four forms.

Deltalight published The Lighting Bible 15 in time for the show and for the first time this iconic book is scaled back with a portion now being digital.