In the end, most designers of lights just set out to create a pretty light. It may be unusual, or it may follow a trend. But Davide Groppi starts with a problem – a requirement that needs to be filled. He then solves it most elegantly. His 2018 introductions illustrate this.
Milan is huge, so you’ll never see everything you want to see, even if you are there all week. So, it is essential to plan. This post therefore makes some suggestions, and points you towards the lists of some blogs and web sites.
Because Light+Building is huge, lighting designers could decide not to go into the decorative lighting areas at all. That would be a pity, for all sorts of reasons, so this post is a highly selective list of suggestions of who you should try to make time for, and why.
Why is Tekna’s Nautic brand such a successful source of lanterns?
Most contemporary minimal decorative lighting designs are white or black. But there are exceptions. This post introduces some fine examples just released by Davide Groppi -- and Luceplan's Compendium.