An exploration of light: Tom Dixon Luminosity at Milan Design Week

Milan 2012 see the launch of  Luminosity a showcase of new lamps, lights and shades presented in a series of illuminated environments, at MOST, a festival of design, innovation and culture to be held at the Leonardo da Vinci Museum of Science and Technology in Milan.

 

Luminosity is an exploration of light. On a mission to illuminate and furnish the future, we aim to de-mystify preconceptions of artificial light and to educate people on the future of lighting. Using the latest technologies and materials, drawn from the worlds of engineering, mathematics and nature, our new products shed as much light on the mechanisms and effects of luminous objects as on the design aesthetic itself.

 

New products
Fin Light is an ode to engineering. Proudly exposing its inner workings, Fin is built of components usually totally hidden from view, including a heat sink, a giant acrylic lens and 6 Leds.
Etch Web is a vast 65cm wide shade with an unusual open structure, designed to cast atmospheric angular shadows when lit. Inspired by mathematics an irregular pentagon shape is repeated across the body to create a total sphere.
The digitally manufactured, Etch Shade and Erch Candleholder are now available in two new colours, copper and stainless steel creating a trio of finishes in the Etch family.

 

Tom Dixon takes over 4 spaces at Most. The Via Olona entrance is dominated by Luminosity which leads visitors through 4 interconnected tunnels of light. Dezeen studio set up a live broadcast centre. Industrial manufacturing live on-site with international machine giant, Trumpf, making and giving away steel chairs and lamps and the Carpigiani Gelato University run gelato-making classes teaching visitors how to make their own flavor. Spring Table is a pop-up restaurant from Dock Kitchen’s, Stevie Parle, igniting the Italian tradition of coming together to share food, set in the monastic heart of Most.

 

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