Mixing architecture, light and experience – Mirrored facades, 3D-images and minimal colours. Delta Light submerged visitors in a wonderful journey!
For Milan Design Week, Delta Light turned the surroundings of the historic Palazzo Crivelli into a monumental lighting installation. Brand new products were displayed in a conceptual setting, including designs by architects OMA, lighting designer Dean Skira and artist/designer Arik Levy. On top of that, a line-up of inspiring lectures and talks took place in the lush palazzo garden, including speakers like Snøhetta, CF Møller and AABE, all of whom are related to signature Delta Light projects around the world.
With 25,000 visitors coming from 130 countries the temporary Milan installation proved to be a huge success.The installations unobtrusive approach to the site highlighted the inherent characteristics of the environment, focusing on the juxtaposition between the palazzo’s baroque elements and the modern architectural lighting displays.
As guests entered the palazzo’s courtyard they were met by a black tunnel connecting the courtyard with the historical building and its sprawling 2500m² garden. The tunnel led visitors through a series of installations that featured mirrored facades, colourful 3D videos and architectural lighting effects, this combined with the minimalistic use of colour and materials resulted in a very unique and multisensory experience.
New in-house designed collections
The new Superloop family is an extensive range of slim circular and square shapes, offering a multitude of illumination options. Superloop allows you to choose ‘functional’, by mounting adjustable Spy modules on the round or square shaped base. It allows you to choose ‘decorative’, by mounting the light emitting circle in a horizontal way, or it allows you to choose ‘eye catcher’, by hanging the circle of light vertically, as a statement.
Superloop circular light has the ability to diffuse light around the ring. The loop can be hung using steel cables, based in one fixation point or multiple suspension points, or from a steel rod suspending the ring from the air. Superloop is also available in a round or square shape with a Delta Light custom engineered 48V low voltage track on the inside. This allows you to position and move light modules, offering maximum flexibility and allowing you to meet any need of the project.
/ Splitline Magnetic
Splitline Magnetic is the newest member of the versatile Splitline profile family. The Splitline M allows for even more dynamics and personalisation. Depending on what the space needs, it is possible to add, remove or adjust luminaries whenever and wherever needed. Based on a plug & play approach, there is no need for complex technical intervention. Just switch, take and place.
Inside the Magnetic Splitline you can play with an extensive range of discrete or decorative modules. Tweeter has developed to become one of the most iconic families in the Delta Light collection, and can now also be combined with the Splitline. Same goes for the Gibbo suspension – featuring a transparent, opal or amber handblown globe – or the brand-new slender Microspy suspensions.
/ Polesano by Dean Skira
Polesano by Dean Skira is a new concept in lighting instruments designed specifically for an urban setting, be that a pedestrian walkway, park, square or landscape. It provides total flexibility for the designer to create their own set of optic characteristics, whilst keeping the same aesthetic for the entire design regardless of the area. Its modularity and flexibility allows the designer to create their own unique set of luminaires. Delta Light have already confirmed the next step in the development of the range which will be to integrate elements, such as video surveillance, Wi-Fi, speakers or other IoT units, within the existing form “device”.
/ Butler by Arik Levy
Arik Levy presents new additions to the Butler collection. The inspiration for the Butler collection was a coincidence of different elements and a physical metaphor. On one hand, it’s a re-interpretation of a well-known archetype, the classic lamp shade as we have known it for many years. The coincidental element came from Arik cycling through Paris years ago, passing by a big pile of folded paper, used to create the well-known plissé fashion classics.
Butler strap is versatile movable fitting that can be adapted to any vertical surface, trees, pillars, architecture or anything else we can wrap its strap around.
Butler Chandelier is an unique outdoor chandelier. The lights are set in to a smart profile that carries the electricity and holds the light heads like a crown in the air; its weight acting as a self-balanced core. The chadelier will “warm up” the space and give it the feeling of a castle or the home even if we have no ceiling.
All these exciting collections + more will be officially launched with the release of the Lighting Bible 12 later this month. Stay tuned!