January is one of the busiest months for Team Tomorrow and our design and architecture clients preparing for key international design fairs such as IMM and Stockholm Furniture Fair and of course, Salone del Mobile. This month I took a break from the desk to check out Lumiere London, the free annual festival of light taking place in the city from 18 – 21 January. I joined the crowds and explored the eleven installations in and around Kings Cross and Granary Square and was not disappointed. Using the event’s handy app, I navigated as many displays as possible, making sure I didn’t miss out on anything.
My highlight was the stunning Waterlicht by Dutch designer, Daan Roosegaarde. Granary Square was flooded with an intense river of blue light to raise awareness of global warming and the resulting rising sea levels. It was a dramatic and moving work. DOT by Philippe Morvan (France) was a fun and lively installation with 175 lightbulbs dancing to a soundtrack composed for Lumiere as was Identified Flying Object (IFO) by Jacques Rival (France) which encased the Birdcage by German Gymnasium in a rainbow of neon light. Lumiere is a welcome addition to the January design diary and I’d recommend you check out when it returns to town next year.
For more information check out: https://www.visitlondon.com/lumiere/
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