One of the highlights from this year’s London Design Festival was LIGHTEN UP, an illuminated exhibition that featured 64 innovative lighting solutions from UK designers. Presented by [re]design at this year’s 100% Design, the event focused upon “Looking beyond the bulb” and showcased a variety of ways that “sustainability is driving the evolution of new technologies, aesthetics, materials, and interactions”. Read on for a selection of our favorite designs!
Chandelier by Demelza Hill, made from upcycled crystal polystyrene shot glasses.
Left: Ecopetlite by Ateliero. Right: Circa Light by Raw Studio.
Ash Pendant No.1 by Tom Raffield.
Left: Firewinder by The Firewinder Company – a 100% wind-powered outdoor light. Right: Lastra by RMK Design Office.
Plumen by Hulger.
Left: Cascade Lancashire by Michelle Brand, made from plastic bottle bases. Right: Lagoon by Re-Silicone.
Left: See-Through Light by Tea Un Kim, made using a PET bottle and tights. Right: Eureka by Darren Donati.
CAPtivate Lamp by Lula Dot.
Right: Jar Jar by Start Up Design. Left: Jumper Sleeve Lampshade by Higher Market Studio.
LIGHTEN UP launched at 100% Design from September 18-21 at Earls Court, London. The exhibition will now be going on tour throughout the UK until 2009 – the next stop is Newcastle’s Design Event.
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Images courtesy of [re]design.