(UK) – Architect@Work will be making its return to The Truman Brewery, London, from 13-14 April.
Showcasing more than 70 international brands across multiple sectors, the show has a whole host of new product launches for visitors to explore this year, making it the go-to event for architects, designers and specifiers.
Lighting continues to have a strong presence at Architect@Work, with a selection of Italian lighting manufacturers partaking in the show. CoeLux, which specialises in an optical system based on nano technology to artificially reproduce the natural light and visual appearance of the sun and sky, will bring its Sky Line series to the event.
Auralis will launch Filo Flex, a new range of flexible, architectural lighting fixtures for both the exterior and interior, offering a continuous light – either in straight lines or in sharp bends – to emphasise all the possible shapes. Meanwhile, Florence-based Targetti will present 3F Solo. Conceived by 3F Filippi’s optical laboratory, 3F Solo enables the light to diffuse into a space in a soft, non-blinding way. Its complex shape with horizontal grooves create a symmetry that makes the body of the luminaire lighter when switched on.
This year’s Architect@Work also sees exhibitors joining from Belgium. Bega will demo its Architectural Lighting Management System (ALMS), Bega Connect. Expanding the possibilities of professional light control, Bega Connect allows its users to control, plan and monitor individual luminaires from any location via an intuitive app.
Also from Belgium is Wever & Ducré, which will bring Strex to the event. A 48-volt track system, Strex combines spotlights, pendulums, opal insets and multi-dot insets, while clicking into place anywhere on the profile without tools. This latest innovation uses LED track lighting and pendant lights to avoid bulky converter housings.
German manufacturer TTC will showcase its LED-Lightline 40.30, powered by ADO-Lights. The lightline can be integrated in façades and floor spaces, with customisable length, height and light output. Suitable for outdoor use, it can be walkable and drivable. With the use of LED boards instead of LED strips, it also offers a high lumen output without the glare.
Also present at Architect@Work will be Austrian company, XAL. Its rope-like, highly flexible LED luminaire, Jane is made of food-safe silicone and can be arranged into custom patterns with ceiling clips and cable holders. With a homogeneous light distribution, and a diameter of only 18m, it can be installed in both small and large projects.
Other lighting exhibitors at the event include Linea Light, Penta, Lightnet, Landa and Lodes.