Scientists are always looking for new ways to make lighting more practical and efficient. The last couple of years they came up with a bunch of technological breakthroughs, such as better LED lights, interactive highway lighting and even lasers. Another novelty is dynamic lighting. You can find everything about dynamic lighting and its benefits in this article.
We all strive for an interior in which we can feel at home. Of course, this is different for everybody. However, there are general interior tips and advices that will always work. Interior architect Boye Mutsaerts of Casanu decorates interior spaces on a daily base. In a short interview we got the chance to winkle out a few interior rules of thumb.
What if I asked you to name a dozen male designers, architects or artists? Chances are you’ll need only a few minutes to write down an entire list of names. But what if I would ask you to do the same for their female counterparts? Most probably, your list will be a whole lot shorter. That’s a shame, ’cause a bunch of the designs on the dmLights website wouldn’t have existed if it wasn’t for their female creators. That’s why we would like to pay tribute to the creative women behind some of the most iconic designs in our range.
Even though it dates back to the ’50s, Scandinavian design still looks young and fresh. Thanks to its simplicity and attention for functionality, this design philosophy easily stood the test of time. Furniture, lighting and decoration pieces in Nordic style are more popular than ever. Typical for Scandinavian design are the bright wall colours, the usage of raw materials and a link to the outdoors. We’ll tell you how this design movement came to life and how to create the Scandinavian atmosphere in your own home.
Earth’s natural resources aren’t inexhaustible. That’s why sustainable development is necessary, even in interior design. As a member of the ‘Green Planet Architects’ network, Noteboom Space Concepts knows a thing or two about the subject. They always use and advise ecological materials. For example, they prefer bamboo over ramin wood from Indonesia for several “green” reasons. When it comes to lighting, they choose LED lighting as the most energy efficient solution.
You might have already noticed that retro is totally back. Vinyl is hot again, vintage furniture pops up everywhere, and in the world of fashion people are going back to the 50’s and 60’s. So it’s no surprise that vintage lighting is also doing very well. More and more people are discovering the authentic charm of this design style. Especially for them, we have gathered 10 astonishing retro floor lamps.
Creating a fun workplace together with the client, while keeping their clients and employees in mind, that’s what FactorRood strives for. The Dutch firm’s interior designers, Denise Huibers and Susan Baks, create from the marketing heart. Giving employees the chance to work in peace is very important for their productivity, according to FactorRood. They say it’s best to avoid an overdose of different colours and furniture, ’cause this can make an office very messy and uneasy.
Stylish, ecological, unique… just a few words that come to mind when talking about the Scraplights collection by the American-Dutch company Graypants. This surprising collection consists of a series of beautiful round pendant lights in all kinds of shapes and sizes. Last month two models were added to the collection; the Work_12 and the Work_16.