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Tom Dixon presents Multiplex


British lighting and furniture company Tom Dixon will launch a new collection in a fresh new space, Officine Stendhal, as part of an exciting exhibition called Mulitplex for Milan Design Week on 12- 17 April. Partnering with Blackberry, Tom Dixon is constructing a 400 sq m installation incorporating the new collection with the BlackBerry PlayBook. New products include ETCH (pictured) and BULB. Multiplex is a Tom Dixon designed pop-up viewing theatre, broadcasting centre, restaurant, shop and gallery, where you can explore the multifaceted world of Tom Dixon and the cutting edge technology of the Blackberry Playbook. A clear departure from the traditional exhibition booths typical during the Milan Design Week, where the convention is to show single prototypes, the aim is to create up to six working environments all in full use.


Philips wins iF product design award


Philips’ StyliD LED spot has been


awarded the prestigious gold iF product design award. According to the iF jury report: ‘With the StyliD LED luminaire range, Philips


realised the first truly variable LED solution that meets the requirements of having both optimal light quality and energy efficiency.The simple, good quality of StyliD is beautiful and groundbreaking for retail lighting.’


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Unibox launches display LED lighting division


Unibox, a designer and manufacturer of retail, museum and exhibition display systems, has launched a specialist LED lighting division, Lumenal, which provides premium quality LED lighting solutions as a higher performing, more flexible and energy efficient alternative to conventional display lighting options. Its product range includes spot, strip, track and downlights, adapted for a variety of applications, including alcove, signage, display case and overhead lighting.


Fagerhult acquires Designplan Lighting


Fagerhult Group of Sweden has acquired Designplan Lighting. Designplan will operate as an independent business within the Fagerhult Group, with the same management team and continuing under the Designplan brand from its Sutton base in Surrey. ‘Our strategy is to build on our position as one of the top three lighting systems manufacturers in Europe through profitable growth. With this acquisition we will further strengthen our position in the important UK market’, says Paul Barton, Fagerhult’s group regional director. ‘Designplan is a significant UK manufacturer with a leadership position in its field. Its specialist products and capabilities are a perfect fit to Fagerhults existing portfolio and will also allow us to expand Designplan sales internationally.’


Harvard lights up Surrey


Surrey County Council has started to install Harvard’s wireless street lighting solution LeafNut, across its 89,000 streetlights. The project, which is due to take five years to complete, will help Surrey County Council to reduce its carbon emissions to comply with the Carbon Reduction Commitment Energy Efficiency (CRCEE) scheme. The CRCEE states that councils need to reduce their carbon emissions by 34 per cent by 2020, based on 1990 levels, or they will have to pay tax credits to central government. The LeafNut system helps to reduce carbon emissions by 100kg of carbon per year, for every street light, which will ensure councils are well placed to meet targets.


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