Trends in lighting: 2018

Trends in lighting: 2018

Light + Building in Frankfurt: the world’s leading trade fair for lighting and building services technology. Sounds promising, and since we have clients in lighting, we had to go and check it out. More than 2,700 exhibitors gathered and showed us the latest products in the field of lighting, electrical engineering and home and building automation. Did it meet our expectations? Yes. Did we get you the trends in lighting? Of course. Read about the insights here.

Evoke emotions

Designs that combine feelings and functionality. Technological developments are used to focus on emotion and well-being. For many designers, light that enhances well-being is the central element: natural light, sunlight, filtered lights. The emotional perception of lighting forms the starting point in many of the designs. But also pioneering processes — metallised membranes, mirror effects, innovative glass techniques — impressively integrate light into the materials.

 
 VIBIA, Guise / Stefan Dietz Office mit Jonathan Mauloubier, Joel Hoff  NIMBUS, Gravity Design BOCCI, 76 series / Omer Arbel, Photo: Fahim Kassan

VIBIA, Guise / Stefan Dietz Office mit Jonathan Mauloubier, Joel Hoff
NIMBUS, Gravity Design
BOCCI, 76 series / Omer Arbel, Photo: Fahim Kassan

 

Imagine mutation

An emphasis on designs that create a striking artistic impression and make a strong impact. What dominates are creations that are anything but ordinary and appear like modern works of arts. Designers address the idea of transformation, metamorphosis and change of shape within luminaire design — and also create strongly expressive stand-alone objects.

 
 NIKELAB, Air VaporMax / Marc Newson +12. SANTA & COLE, Tekio / Anthony Dickens FOSCARINI, Filo / Andrea Anastasio, Photo: Foscarini

NIKELAB, Air VaporMax / Marc Newson
+12. SANTA & COLE, Tekio / Anthony Dickens
FOSCARINI, Filo / Andrea Anastasio, Photo: Foscarini

 

Revive homeliness

Authentic, undemonstrative, clear and uncomplicated designs characterise this style. The lighting moods are inviting, warm and restrained, and create a cosy, harmonious atmosphere. The ambience is rooted in the past and the modern at the same time and captivates through its undemonstrative, reduced approach. Materials with a simple, understated, but strong character take centre stage.

 
 FONTANA ARTE, Galerie / Federico Peri DAVID TRUBRIDGE, Navicula / David Trubridge Studio MIDGARD, TYP 500 / Curt Fischer, 1920er Jahre

FONTANA ARTE, Galerie / Federico Peri
DAVID TRUBRIDGE, Navicula / David Trubridge Studio
MIDGARD, TYP 500 / Curt Fischer, 1920er Jahre

 

Create history

Highly functional modern technology is embedded here in a background of decorative living spaces. Technology is revolutionising design and with the use of latest developments, nostalgic designs and historic reminiscence become something quite new, something never seen before. Here is where historical expression and future promise come together.

 
 BROKIS, Knot / Chiaramonte Marin FONTANAARTE, Pinecone / Paola Navone ARTEMIDE, Ino / Michele De Lucchi

BROKIS, Knot / Chiaramonte Marin
FONTANAARTE, Pinecone / Paola Navone
ARTEMIDE, Ino / Michele De Lucchi

 

Source: Publication ‘light+building trends 2018–2019’ — Messe Frankfurt Exhibition GmbH, 2018

An emotional and human approach

An emotional and human approach