Like an established fixture in the sector, the Design Plus powered by Light + Building competition stands for a selection of outstanding innovations at the world’s leading trade fair for lighting and building technology. Jointly organized by Messe Frankfurt and the German Design Council, the competition honours products that unite technical sophistication and sustainable design.
In 2018, 222 products were submitted for consideration by 154 firms from 26 countries. In addition, 54 design students and young design graduates participated in the competition with 70 entries.
The panel of top-flight jurors selected 39 especially outstanding company novelties and 13 projects by students – and awarded the “Best of” distinction no less than eight times in all. Be it new light design, dynamic lighting solutions or smart home applications with integrated safety functions – the selected products wonderfully reflect the key topics of Light + Building.Download Design Plus powered by Light + Building Magazine 2018
Design Plus powered by Light + Building 2018: Best of Aussteller
Hoop | Luminaire
Design: Front Design
Manufacturer: Zero Interior AB
FRONT DESIGN’s new pendant, Hoop, has an elegant and thin metal structure. A slightly elliptical globe rests in Hoop’s system of rings which are illuminated inside. The electrical parts are perfectly integrated in the construction and has a built in LED module, possible with DALI.
Alphabet of Light circular | Luminaire
Design: BIG – Bjarke Ingels Group
Manufacturer: Artemide S.p.A
Alphabet of Light is a modular system of lighting components that allows signs to be written and straight and curved lines to be produced. The components can be combined in any way you choose and link together thanks to a hidden electromagnetic connector that leaves no trace of shadow or discontinuity. Alphabet of Light generates uninterrupted and consistently homogenous light, with power carried from one module to the other end up to 5 metres away.
Bicult LED | Luminaire series
Design: Licht Kunst Licht AG
Manufacturer: TRILUX GmbH & Co. KG
The new Bicult LED is a revolution in office lighting: as the first desktop luminaire in the market, it com bines direct and indirect light for office lighting com pliant to standards. The innovative No Glare System (NGS) prevents any glare: light could not be more flexible or individual! Whether for networked open space offices or home offices – individual light setting and the settable circadian curve ensure perfect well-being everywhere.
HUB series | Radio alarm system
Design: Studio Habits
Manufacturer: Comelit Group S.p.A.
HUB is the new radio alarm system by Comelit, whose language creates a new architectural category on the market. The elements of the collection (central alarm, keypad, sensors, video camera, indoor/outdoor sirens, remote control) share a line based on the juxtaposition of parallelepipeds and contrasting finishes (matte white and glossy black). White represents the architectural surface, black is the computational intelligence of the system.
DIVUS CIRCLE | Intercom
Design: DIVUS GmbH
Manufacturer: DIVUS GmbH
The innovative features and outstanding design
of DIVUS CIRCLE are upgrading the traditional intercom to an essential device for the smart home. It is your personal bodyguard, wall light and intercom all in one, thus increasing safety and comfort. It monitors the approaching guests and, according to the time of day and your predefined settings, welcomes them with a warm smile or observes them with a sceptical look. CIRCLE is ideal for family homes, apartment buildings, offices, or complex towers.
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ALL IN | Desk luminaire
Weißensee Kunsthochschule Berlin
ALL IN is the world's first, entirely 3D printed task light. Including all mechanical components, it is toollessly produced in one single location, in one piece, in one go and from one material, leaving but the heatsink, the LED and its electronic components to be mounted. ALL IN reduces the component count from over 100 to less than 10, enabling unparalleled recyclability and drastic cost savings in logistics of production and international transport of parts, whilst eliminating need for manual assembly by almost a 100%.
Bird | Table luminaire
The light stands on one point and still cannot fall over. The projecting arm with the light source is balanced by a weight in the lower vertical part. The lamp can simply be placed on a table edge or similar. It oscillates so that the upper part always forms a horizontal and the lower part a vertical. The LED module is embedded in the profile. This area you can rotate around its own axis.
KOR black | Luminaire
Martin Tony Häußler
KOR elegantly combines the outside with the inside and unites the traditional craftsmanship with modern technology. The hand-blown glass lampshade rests with its pressing on an illuminated core of acrylic glass. The shade's shape and function is caused through a specially developed pressing tool. The light source is an exchangeable LED disc placed inside the base.