Posts tagged Commercial Projects
Understanding the Science of Light makes it possible to create beautiful HOME LIGHTING

Understanding the science of light makes it possible to create beautiful spaces quickly, effectively and inexpensively using the right lights in the right places.  The FUNdamentals covered here are the spring board for all lighting decisions, ensuring sustainability and quality are the key elements in creating great light at home.

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Stars in our eyes...

At the other end of the spectrum we find these magnificent light art installations, sometimes created for a special event, and in some commercial projects, fibreoptics are used to create amazing, dramatic interactive experiences for people.

Share your opinion below - and if you're not sure what you think...read on and let's explore it together.

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The carbon obsession...

Over the last few years, we've seen the "Carbon" or "Edison" lamp explode into the marketplace.  Whilst we understand the attraction, there are a few things worth knowing about this style of light globe (lamp) to make the best selection for your home or project

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AUTHENTIC LIGHT LAUNCH

MINT Lighting launched Adele's first book - AUTHENTIC LIGHT - Made in Melbourne (you can buy a copy here now) to a crowd of over 60 designers and design lovers with live music and champagne.  It was a fantastic night all round, and a wonderful display of the talented designers of Melbourne.

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Easy Ways to Fix that Gloomy Room for Winter!

Of course, if you want beautiful pieces that add to your interior style as well, there are as many styles, shapes and designs for table and floor lamps as there are lighting shops.  Some will be a beautiful piece of art in your home that makes a little light, others will have been designed to produce as much light as possible and have a dramatic impact on your room.  The choice is ultimately yours.

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5 Lighting Trends for 2017

Decorative Lighting trends come and go - at the moment I'm reliably informed that natural materials - stone, marble and rare metals are appearing in catalogues everywhere.

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Meet Jan Flook, Melbourne's Milan trained maker!

I decided to go it alone and pursued my love of all things recycled. I made some light fixtures that were a bit cheeky out of kitchen utensils and chopsticks and had an exhibition called 'Sleeping on the streets'. A piece was bought by someone and seen by the late great Geoffrey Mance (bless him too). He said come and make lights for me and I said .......err ok.

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The Future of Light

The next stage will be the data captured and stored by our lighting - registering our patterns and using that information to intuit our needs.  We've seen it in movies - and it will become part of our reality.

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What do you want to see?....HOME LIGHTING

What do you want to SEE in your home?  It's an important question, and one worth considering...

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Meet award winning lighting designer Duncan Ward - Satelight

I had a dome shade that once fell off the shelf and gave me the opportunity to play with it, I folded and heated and bent it into what became the Vessel pendant, I then started to play with the different metal and stuck with the amazing effects of the copper with heat to give it amazing natural colours.

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Melbourne Airport Forecourt Enhancement

Mint Lighting Design's Director, Adele Locke, designed for 12 individual sites, each of which had to be linked to the others both visually and via an incredibly complex programming system that runs a 24/7 show of dynamic lighting across the entire forecourt area.  Special shows have been designed for important days in the multicultural calendar: Diwali, Remembrance Day, Christmas, ANZAC Day, Australia Day and Chinese New Year.

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Great Hall: University of Newcastle

Our solution was to develop a custom built luminaire using high powered LED to suspend along the spines and provide fully controllable light to the general space.  Hunting through old drawings, I also located the original specifications and so was able to replace halogen feature lights which had long since failed and been forgotten.

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