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Design Count featuring great design, architecture, fashion, graphics and innovation from across the globe.

 

Quadrant Arcade

The Grade II listed arcade has been transformed into an inviting street presence through arranging the right light at the right place. General, ambient illumination is used holistically and its effects staged hierarchically to achieve variations in light patterning that create interest and promote increased use of the space. Strategic incorporation for design and placement of the dynamic feature pendent was managed together with the artist so that visual effects appear more subtle than overwhelming. With daylight fading, the elegant structure is accentuated by the rhythm of electric lighting.

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The Intelligent Eggshell

It is a combination of traditional hand-made eggshell porcelain and modern voice control light. It is an attempt to revive the folk arts that may not conform to the functions and aesthetics of contemporary society. The housing is ergonomic with a tapered design which is not only curved back to fit nicely in your hand, but also not easy to be knocked over. The point-line-surface carved texture like a shining night sky in the light. It can also have your hands free for the voice control function.

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Little Kong

Little Kong is a series of ambient lamps that contains oriental philosophy. Oriental aesthetics pays great attention to the relationship between virtual and actual, full and empty. Hiding the LEDs subtly into the metal pole not only ensures the empty and purity of the lampshade but also distinguishes Kong from other lamps. Designers found out the feasible craft after more than 30 times experiments to present the light and various texture perfectly, which enables amazing lighting experience. The base supports wireless charging and has a USB port. It can be turned on or off just by waving hands.

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Oplamp

Oplamp is composed of a ceramic body and a solid wood base on which an led light source is placed. Thanks to its shape, obtained through the fusion of three cones, the Oplamp's body can be rotated to three alternative positions that creates different types of light: high table lamp and ambient light, low table lamp and ambient light, or two ambient lights. Each configuration of the lamp’s cones allows at least one of the beams of light to interact naturally with the surrounding architectural settings. Oplamp is designed and made entirely by hand in Italy.

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Shangrao Seazen Wuyue Plaza

Elements of Shangrao’s water culture, dragon culture and building facade are integrated into the nightscape lighting design of Wuyue Plaza. With curtain wall facade as the carrier, points, streamlines, light and shadow in different combination forms the enjoyable lighting, which makes up Jiangnan scenery of three rivers flowing together and Shangrao wandering in flowers.

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Relio

The Relio is a professional lamp for Arts and Sciences. Portable, transformable and modular, accommodates a variety of usages: Cinema, Painting, School, Medical uses, Archaeology. Many parts are 3D-printed and many are open-source, to allow limitless expandability. Relio's light is engineered to be extremely similar to Sunlight, so that a professional can work under ideal lighting conditions almost everywhere, with very long service life and minimal-to-none maintenance.

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Design interview of the day

Read the latest interviews and conversations on design, creativity and innovation between design journalist and world-famous designers, artists and architects. See latest design projects and award-winning designs by famous designers, artists, architects and innovators. Discover new insights on creativity, innovation, arts, design and architecture. Learn about design processes of great designers.

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