Tobias Grau had not one, but two stands at Light+Building with, as one would expect from them, beautifully designed and made lights that are also technically excellent. There are some great new office fittings. Of the decorative lights, our favourite was Falling Leaf, another fine addition to the Falling range: It is Ø 24cm. The coloured parts have a very satisfying rubberized feel, which also gives them a deep matt finish. Besides the white above, there is also a black:
Everybody is using LEDs now, with greater or lesser degrees of understanding and success. Tobias Grau have been a leader in the use of LEDs for many years. The way the LED light is handled in Falling Leaf is as carefully managed as the overall design of the luminaire has been. There is a warm white (2700K) 30W LED behind an optical lens that ensures that the light is evenly distributed, with no glare. They have managed to avoid the multiple shadows that we see when several LEDs have been used, with no lens.