darc room breaks the mould of lighting exhibitions

darc room featured lighting installations, lectures and exhibitors as part of the London Design Festival event.

(UK) – darc room, London Design Festival’s creative lighting specification exhibition organised by mondo*arc, darc and Light Collective, attracted over 1,000 attendees for its inaugural event in the heart of London.

darc room is a curated, creative lighting exhibition in the heart of London for specifiers and designers. darc room offered inspiration and solutions for anyone involved in lighting specification by featuring high end lighting suppliers, creative lighting installations and a speaker program involving lighting designers, light artists, product designers and architects.

Paul James, director of darc room, commented: “We are delighted with the way the first darc room was received by the lighting community and by the London Design Festival public. Everyone who came commented on how great the concept was and how amazing the space looked. It was a real shot in the arm to the traditional lighting exhibition.”

Light installations included ‘Sunlight Graffiti’ by Olafur Eliasson’s Little Sun project giving visitors a chance to leave their mark in a unique way by creating their own Sunlight Graffiti images with a Little Sun solar lamp. Light art was also provided by lighting designers creating a series of geodesic domes with integrated light taken from the darc night event celebrating the best in lighting design.

The extensive speaker program, darc thoughts, included artist and innovator Daan Roosgaarde who discussed ‘Landscapes of the Future’; Felix Hallwachs, CEO of Olafur Eliasson’s Little Sun solar light project; Kerem Asfuroglu of Speirs + Major; Daniel Stromborg of Gensler; Dean Skira; Eoin Billings; Flynn Talbot; Rebecca Weir; Tapio Rosenius and Paul Nulty.

Exhibitors included Anolis, Applelec, Artemide, ATEA, atelier sedap, Brightgreen, CoeLux, DARK, David Trubridge, Delta Light, DesignLED, EcoLED, EcoSense Lighting, Enigma, Exenia, Filix, formalighting, InventDesign, Lamp Lighting, LED Linear, li:fy, Lightly Technologies, Linea Light, Luci LED, Lumenpulse, Megaman / Tom Dixon, Optelma, Radiant Lighting, Reggiani, Soraa, Targetti, Tokio, tossB, Tryka LED, Turnlights, WILA, Unibox and Xicato.