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Dwell Light & Energy Issue Launch

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On Wednesday April 25, 2012, Dwell Media celebrated its Light & Energy issue with a spectacular lighting exhibition and party held at Industria Superstudio. Dwell’s April issue looks at the latest innovations in energy conservation and lighting technology and singles out those leading the way. The designers featured in the exhibition included: David Weeks, Jason Miller, Bec Brittain, Lindsey Adelman, Rich Brilliant Willing, David Nosanchuk, Dror Benshetrit, Workstead, Chris Hardy for FontanaArte, Vica Design, FLOS, Artemide, Kartell, and Luceplan. The event was sponsored by Pharox, a San Francisco-based company creating cutting-edge LED lighting technology.

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  New York-based designer David Nosanchuk has created a new edition to his N1R series of custom table, floor, wall, and ceiling lamps. The lamps can be fabricated in an unlimited range of sizes (from ten inches to ten feet tall) for indoor and outdoor use in an a variety of materials including acrylic, metal, paper, and glass; illuminated by LED sources. Digitally fabricated, the linear expression of the lamps connects generative two-dimensional designs to the built product, defining a spatially complex form which is both scalable and scale less. David is currently rehabilitating a Gwathmey house in the Hamptons and has a new line of rugs out with Stark.  Courtesy of: BFAnyc.com
    New York-based designer David Nosanchuk has created a new edition to his N1R series of custom table, floor, wall, and ceiling lamps. The lamps can be fabricated in an unlimited range of sizes (from ten inches to ten feet tall) for indoor and outdoor use in an a variety of materials including acrylic, metal, paper, and glass; illuminated by LED sources. Digitally fabricated, the linear expression of the lamps connects generative two-dimensional designs to the built product, defining a spatially complex form which is both scalable and scale less. David is currently rehabilitating a Gwathmey house in the Hamptons and has a new line of rugs out with Stark.

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  Dwell invited 14 designers to display work at the backdrop to the Light & Energy event. The set design was by Tom Borgese, who created photo vignettes in yellow for each design, unifying and warming the room at Industria SuperStudio.  Courtesy of: BFAnyc.com
    Dwell invited 14 designers to display work at the backdrop to the Light & Energy event. The set design was by Tom Borgese, who created photo vignettes in yellow for each design, unifying and warming the room at Industria SuperStudio.

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  Dwell favorite Lindsey Adelman contributed a stunning floor lamp in vintage brass with a grey globe and grey pod.  Courtesy of: BFAnyc.com
    Dwell favorite Lindsey Adelman contributed a stunning floor lamp in vintage brass with a grey globe and grey pod.

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  Dror applied his QuaDror geometry to one flat, 3D, sls print of interlocking squares. When illuminated, the beauty of the complexity of the shape is highlighted through the various effects the light has on the hundreds of squares that make up the collapsible form. The light is diffused in a way that gives the structure a bright, warm glow in the center, which gradually fades into cooler, darker shades on the edges and corners of the cube.  Courtesy of: BFAnyc.com
    Dror applied his QuaDror geometry to one flat, 3D, sls print of interlocking squares. When illuminated, the beauty of the complexity of the shape is highlighted through the various effects the light has on the hundreds of squares that make up the collapsible form. The light is diffused in a way that gives the structure a bright, warm glow in the center, which gradually fades into cooler, darker shades on the edges and corners of the cube.

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  Roll & Hill founder Jason Miller refitted his Modo Lamp to take the Pharox 400xl bulbs, created a brilliant soft glow see across the room. The Modo Lamp is made of anodized aluminum and glass.  Courtesy of: BFAnyc.com
    Roll & Hill founder Jason Miller refitted his Modo Lamp to take the Pharox 400xl bulbs, created a brilliant soft glow see across the room. The Modo Lamp is made of anodized aluminum and glass.

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  Atlanta-based designer Chris Hardy showed off his Wig Lamp, which has been a best seller for FontanaArte. Hardy designed the lamp as a student in Hong Kong. He is currently working on a new product for DWR, we're excited to see his next creation.  Courtesy of: BFAnyc.com
    Atlanta-based designer Chris Hardy showed off his Wig Lamp, which has been a best seller for FontanaArte. Hardy designed the lamp as a student in Hong Kong. He is currently working on a new product for DWR, we're excited to see his next creation.

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  Perhaps the most iconic of David Weeks designs, the Hanging Mobile is custom-crafted to client specifications. With a minimum of two tiers, the Hanging Mobile can extend both horizontally and vertically, as far as the space will allow. Tiers balance effortlessly on an asymmetrical axis to allow gentle movement.  Courtesy of: BFAnyc.com
    Perhaps the most iconic of David Weeks designs, the Hanging Mobile is custom-crafted to client specifications. With a minimum of two tiers, the Hanging Mobile can extend both horizontally and vertically, as far as the space will allow. Tiers balance effortlessly on an asymmetrical axis to allow gentle movement.

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  This sleek luminaire designed by Karim Rashid for Artemide is made of hydroformed metal in polished black or white finish. A joint along the vertical lamp development allows a 350 ̊rotation adjusting the light emission and assuming different shapes in the space.  Courtesy of: BFAnyc.com
    This sleek luminaire designed by Karim Rashid for Artemide is made of hydroformed metal in polished black or white finish. A joint along the vertical lamp development allows a 350 ̊rotation adjusting the light emission and assuming different shapes in the space.

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  Artist Joe Brittain and his wife ighting designer Bec Brittain with lighting designer Alexander Williams of Rich Brilliant Willing at Dwell's Light & Energy Party.  Courtesy of: BFAnyc.com
    Artist Joe Brittain and his wife ighting designer Bec Brittain with lighting designer Alexander Williams of Rich Brilliant Willing at Dwell's Light & Energy Party.

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  Editor-in-Chief Amanda Dameron and Lemnis Lighting CEO Warner Philips.  Courtesy of: BFAnyc.com
    Editor-in-Chief Amanda Dameron and Lemnis Lighting CEO Warner Philips.

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  Among the attendees were Fred Bernstein of the New York Times, architect Charles Renfro and Marc Kushner of Architizer (with Bec Brittain Shy Light in the background)  Courtesy of: BFAnyc.com
    Among the attendees were Fred Bernstein of the New York Times, architect Charles Renfro and Marc Kushner of Architizer (with Bec Brittain Shy Light in the background)

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  DJ Brendan Fallis spun tunes in the lounge featuring Kartell Masters Chairs by Philippe Starck. Tip Top side tables were also provided by Kartell for the exhibition.  Courtesy of: BFAnyc.com
    DJ Brendan Fallis spun tunes in the lounge featuring Kartell Masters Chairs by Philippe Starck. Tip Top side tables were also provided by Kartell for the exhibition.

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  Designer Marc Thorpe illuminated by Bec Brittain's SHY Floor Light.  Courtesy of: BFAnyc.com
    Designer Marc Thorpe illuminated by Bec Brittain's SHY Floor Light.

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  The Bars were illuminated by Vica's battery-powered LED AG Lanterns. Voli Lyte Vodka was served, along with Peroni beer and Sneaky Pete's (for the health conscious).  Courtesy of: BFAnyc.com
    The Bars were illuminated by Vica's battery-powered LED AG Lanterns. Voli Lyte Vodka was served, along with Peroni beer and Sneaky Pete's (for the health conscious).

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  Treehugger founder Graham Hill with Dwell founder Lara Deam and David Friedlander  Courtesy of: BFAnyc.com
    Treehugger founder Graham Hill with Dwell founder Lara Deam and David Friedlander

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  Bec Brittain presented her new SHY Floor lamp (left) and Dror Benshetrit his 3D printed QuaDror light (right), which folds flat and is currently on exhibition at Material ConneXion in New York.  Courtesy of: BFAnyc.com
    Bec Brittain presented her new SHY Floor lamp (left) and Dror Benshetrit his 3D printed QuaDror light (right), which folds flat and is currently on exhibition at Material ConneXion in New York.

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  Rich Brilliant Willing and Workstead both displayed unique works utilizing the Pharox 400xl bulbs. LEDs are often thought of as tinted and harsh, but the combination of the Bright Side Lights and the Workstead floor lamp with the Pharox dimmable bulbs showed a softer side of LEDS.  Courtesy of: BFAnyc.com
    Rich Brilliant Willing and Workstead both displayed unique works utilizing the Pharox 400xl bulbs. LEDs are often thought of as tinted and harsh, but the combination of the Bright Side Lights and the Workstead floor lamp with the Pharox dimmable bulbs showed a softer side of LEDS.

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  RBW's Bright Side Lights personifies a message of optimism through design and function. The cast glass pendants are durable, recyclable, and can be used as a hanging pendant lamp, or laid on their sides as a table lamp.  Courtesy of: BFAnyc.com
    RBW's Bright Side Lights personifies a message of optimism through design and function. The cast glass pendants are durable, recyclable, and can be used as a hanging pendant lamp, or laid on their sides as a table lamp.

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  Designed by architect Annabelle Selldorf for Vica Design, the Star Table Lamp base is made of oil-rubbed, blackened steel and the shade is made of onionskin paper. Also warmly lit by Pharox.  Courtesy of: BFAnyc.com
    Designed by architect Annabelle Selldorf for Vica Design, the Star Table Lamp base is made of oil-rubbed, blackened steel and the shade is made of onionskin paper. Also warmly lit by Pharox.

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  Incredibly light but painstaking to assemble, Luceplan's Hope light proved to be worth every second, illuminating the room, and drawing many oohs and aahs as guests stared into the reflective plastic. A series of thin polycarbonate Fresnel lenses, created using imprinted microprisms on polycarbonate film to achieve a dioptric effect similar to glass,multiply the light from the light source, recreating a pleasant, glittery and party-like atmosphere. Hope – the fruit of a brilliant project and manufacturing process – has been designed for use with any type of light source and showed off the Pharox bulbs.  Courtesy of: BFAnyc.com
    Incredibly light but painstaking to assemble, Luceplan's Hope light proved to be worth every second, illuminating the room, and drawing many oohs and aahs as guests stared into the reflective plastic. A series of thin polycarbonate Fresnel lenses, created using imprinted microprisms on polycarbonate film to achieve a dioptric effect similar to glass,multiply the light from the light source, recreating a pleasant, glittery and party-like atmosphere. Hope – the fruit of a brilliant project and manufacturing process – has been designed for use with any type of light source and showed off the Pharox bulbs.

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  The Brooklyn-based design duo Stefanie Brechbuehler and Robert Andrew Highsmith utilized a re-purposed O.C. White industrial joint and brass socket to create this unique floor lamp. The arm can be articulated in multiple axes; the joint allows for 360 degrees of rotation.  Courtesy of: BFAnyc.com
    The Brooklyn-based design duo Stefanie Brechbuehler and Robert Andrew Highsmith utilized a re-purposed O.C. White industrial joint and brass socket to create this unique floor lamp. The arm can be articulated in multiple axes; the joint allows for 360 degrees of rotation.

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