5 Wellness Lighting trends at Clerkenwell Design Week
May 31, 2018
One of the most exciting events at Clerkenwell Design Week 2018 was the new Light exhibition at Fabric Nightclub. This not only highlights the importance of light when it comes to interior design, but the spotlight is now on how wellness lighting is at the forefront of architects’ minds.
influencers are giving the big names in design a run for their money when it
comes to driving the latest trends in commercial and residential lighting, as
demonstrated by the array of pop up installations at CDW2018. We’ve curated the
top 5 creative projects explored by lighting experts at this year’s Clerkenwell
lights hung from the ceiling as a conservative and functional formality. At
Clerkenwell designers exhibited lighting that encouraged visitors to look
around their environment as light protruded from every angle imaginable. One
example of contemporary design was Brokis’ geometric piece that used 14 glass
tubes of light to radiate light in all directions and takes up a staggering 2.6
theme that was hot in 2017 and remains strong in 2018 was the biophilic
aesthetic. Throughout the festival lamps were adorned with lush green plants,
tiny spotlights peaked out of moss walls, and low hanging bulbs had emerald
green ivy wrapped around the cord. An innovative piece from Calibo
showed a fluorescent bright circle eclipsed by a circle of moss; a clever way
to combine nature in an area that needs to be well lit.
textures and surfaces were key in how light was displayed. There were many
eco-friendly lamps focusing on sustainability, but where this wasn’t possible
then the design took inspiration from the natural habitat, bringing the outside
in. Japanese brand Di-Classe created ‘Auro Wood’, a thin wooden
lamp using Hinoki which is said to contain natural healing properties and
offered ambient lighting to soothe the soul.
lighting design stimulates the senses, as demonstrated by Rich Brilliant Willing’s LED fixtures that brought warmth and energy to their experimental
fixtures. Guided by technology and simplicity, statement pieces included a
modern homage to a chandelier, using geometry and soft-glow bulbs to create a
truly cutting-edge specimen that more closely resembles art than it does a
5. Illumination Lighting has a profound effect on the biological functioning of the body. Dutch brand Calex recognises the health implications associated with harsh bright lights and offers a kaleidoscope of colours by way of ambient light collections. Energy efficient mood lighting controlled by your smartphone offers a glimpse in to futuristic lighting. These fresh concepts mean you can select lighting based on your mood, whether it’s ‘warm and romantic’, ‘pleasant and homely’ or ‘cool and purposeful’.