the brands taking part in darc room

The full list of lighting brands that will be participating in darc room has now been finalised. Over 40 brands will be represented and will be on hand to offer advice on the latest sustainable lighting technology as well as revealing their latest product launches.
www.darcroom.com/exhibitors

dean skira

darc thoughts speaker programme finalised

A host of creative and innovative speakers will be part of the darc thoughts series of lectures. Felix Hallwachs, CEO at Little Sun, will be talking at the exhibition as part of the darc thoughts lecture programme that also includes Dutch artist and innovator Daan Roosegaarde; Croatian Lighting Designer, Dean Skira; Daniel Stromborg, Product Designer at Gensler USA; and Kerem Asfuroglu, Lighting Designer at Speirs + Major. Click here to see the full programme

Daan Roosegaarde to discuss ‘Landscapes of the Future’ at darc room

Dutch artist and innovator Daan Roosegaarde will be part of the darc thoughts lecture programme at the darc room exhibition, part of this year’s London Design Festival.

Roosegaarde has been driven by nature’s gifts such as light emitting fireflies and jellyfishes since an early age. His fascination for nature and technology is reflected in his iconic designs such as Smart Highway (roads which charge from sunlight and glow at night), Waterlicht (a virtual flood) and Smog Free Project (the largest outdoor air purifier in the world which makes jewellery from smog).

He founded Studio Roosegaarde in 2007, where he works with his team of designers and engineers towards a better future. Together they develop ‘Landscapes of the Future’ building smart sustainable prototypes for the cities of tomorrow.

Roosegaarde is a Young Global Leader at the World Economic Forum and named Artist of the Year 2016 in The Netherlands.

All talks are free for registered visitors and seats are on a first come first served basis.


darc night light installations

Following their appearance at darc night, the darc awards / architectural event on September 14th, the light installations will be transported to darc room to be displayed for the three days of the event.

The series of light integrated geodesic domes will be created by leading lighting designers and suppliers and will highlight the best that lighting design has to offer.


Studio Olafur Eliasson’s Sunlight Graffiti

Little Sun, the social business founded by Olafur Eliasson, will be showing their Sunlight Graffiti installation.

The interactive installation will allow visitors to create their own Sunlight Graffiti images with a Little Sun solar lamp. Sunlight Graffiti is a microcosmos of the Little Sun project, where one can feel, in a creative, playful and mindful way, the impact he or she can have on their immmediate physical surrounding just by putting solar light into action.

Felix Hallwachs, CEO at Little Sun, will also be talking at the exhibition as part of the darc thoughts lecture programme that also includes Dutch artist and innovator Daan Roosegaarde; Croatian Lighting Designer, Dean Skira; Daniel Stromborg, Product Designer at Gensler USA; and Kerem Asfuroglu, Lighting Designer at Speirs + Major.

Hallwachs said: “We all have to learn how to live and act more sustainably and how to share the energy of the earth and the sun. Together, we have to find solutions for our future. Little Sun is a social business that brings solar energy to people living off the grid, so that kids can study, read, and play after dark – without toxic kerosene lamps.”

A code will be available at darc room to order Little Sun solar lamps at a special price.