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LIGHT + BUILDING / HIGHLIGHTS STAND OUTS


Bright, interactive, reflective, and packed with the latest technology: the most successful stands at this year’s L+B had them all...


WEVER & DUCRÉ Following the economic ups and downs of recent years Wever & Ducré, the long established Belgian lighting brand, became a member of the XAL group late last year. Their stand contrasted high-tech light- ing with a graffiti-covered wooden shack themed around a run-down operating theatre – a symbolic nod to their successful revival and resilience to hard times past. www.wever-ducre.com


Photo: Paul Ott, Graz


IGUZZINI iGuzzini turned to film set designer Giancarlo Basili to create an eyecatching plaza that juxtaposed Italian art and technology past and present. A constantly changing LED floor was echoed by a reproduction of Mantegna’s famous ‘Camera Picta’ fresco at the Castle of Saint George in Mantua. The painting recalls the relation- ship between nature and architecture; a relation that forms the core of iGuzzini’s ethos. “The idea for this exhibition stems from the relationship between creativity and technology, which is characteristic of iGuzzini’s work,” said Basili. “I wanted to enhance the creative force of this great company with the use of three-dimensional images.” Products showcased included the new U.F.O. (a square LED leaf of light for street and urban areas), Light Shine (an LED suspension light) and Wow (a paddle-like pole-mounted street lighting system). www.iguzzini.com


ERCO The ERCO stand made a point of underlining the company’s assured shift to solid state lighting. “100% LED” was the message, one that pervaded every aspect of their presence at Light + Building. It applied not only to the new products presented, but also to the en- tire illumination of the stand itself - proof of the efficiency, capabilities and light quality of ERCO’s LED technology. Groups of tables arranged on either side of the central bar presented the latest innovations while a wall at the one end of the stand served to demon- strate the products and their benefits. At the other end a huge light wall re-enforced the message that, compared with previous ERCO stands, the LED technology used (a connect- ed load of just 7.62W/m2


) enabled the energy


consumption to be significantly reduced - by 62% on 2010, and by 90% on 2004! www.erco.com


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