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lichtzeitraum, biennale vennice

Our entire world is structured by light and shade, time and rhythm, emotion and perception. In lichtzeitraum by Ueberholz it is precisely this spatial perception that is made tangible through light, music and rhythm. Different lighting phases create wide spaces making the vastness tangible or other narrow, close spaces that enclose and restrict you. A window arrangement along the back of the room, which matches the changing spatial suggestion perfectly, serves as a striking design element. The aim of projects by Ueberholz is to give the architecture a feeling of permanence and stability.

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Monai

Monai is a light table with the circadian lighting technology which helps to keep you awake in the first part of the day and in the evening helps you to fall asleep. This is a product where traditional and modern elements bounds together. The shape of MONAI was inspired by round objects found in nature. In the morning it is the sun at home and before you go to bed it converts into the moon with gentle light which helps to fall asleep. Monai is made of high quality materials and created to serve a long time.

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BENT

BENT is a LED interior luminaire making an impression as soft and simple. Due to heart-shaped aluminium profile and PMMA diffuser it is suitable for many types of interior. The system of curves and diffuser enlightened from all sides spreads the light into a large area. The power cable is a part of the suspension system. In the interior, BENT can be used separately or in a group to create different shaped patterns. Design Simona Hrušková.

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Glowing

The power plant of the BTB brings ecological energy to the Science-Park Adlershof. Around the water reservoirs there are rings with RGB-LEDs installed. The installation show, how many energy is in the reservoirs. Corresponding to the warm up the colors of the reservoir changes. There is a second mode of the installation. For special Events is there a special way to perform the light rings, every ring can be controled individual. In this way the Installation change to a dynamic Light-Installation. In this function a special art program is shown.

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Megurogawa minna no illumination

Great East Japan Earthquake and the Fukushima nuclear accident happened in 2011. Most Japanese were required to take power saving measures, however, illumination decoration with Christmas business was seen in central Tokyo. CreativeOut started to hold an event which allowed them to use the new energy solution. This illumination was lit up by refining waste oil, from households and restaurants where the event was held, into biodiesel fuels to illuminate the area along the Megurogawa river and supported by the government, donations from regional companies.

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Bubble

Bubble is a minimalistic table lamp, designed to be interactive with the user. Executed with a sphere carved from a block of marble found in the state of Espirito Santo, Brazil, has a brushed brass rod with a LED lamp inside. The adjustment is made when the sphere is rotated over the brass ring of the base. This simple support system allows numerous positions and placements together giving a dynamic character to this lamp. To produce the Bubble, various types of marble and metal can be used and mixed and the inspiration came from the well-known child's game by blowing bubbles through a straw.

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