darc Night

dpa were invited to participate again in the darc Night Awards, held on 15th September 2016 in London. This was a unique event held to celebrate the darc awards and to also showcase a series of light installations from collaborations between lighting designers and manufacturer partners.

Inner Iridescence is an installation that provokes a contrast of feelings. It’s dull, modular exterior is in stark contrast to the beautiful, random interior. This sharp change in atmosphere is designed to play with the users mood. The bright colours surprise and uplift the user as they move from the purposely drab environment, which incases the installation.

A key characteristic of the installation was the choice of materials. As this exhibition is temporary, it was very important that the materials were reusable and recyclable. With this thinking as a driver for the design, tin foil was chosen for it’s reflective properties and cost effectiveness. Readily available, simple cardboard boxes created the desired, familiar, unassuming facade.

The simplicity of the materials allows the high quality of the luminaires to be seen clearly. Overhead RGB spotlights and low level RGB linears immerse the cube in a full range of colours and reflections.

Mixtures of Fixtures

Nick Hoggett has recently been interviewed by darc magazine regarding decorative lighting and architectural lighting – please click here to view this article in full.

Forty International Lighting Design Stars of the Future

Lighting Magazine have published 40 under Forty featuring “forty international lighting design stars of the future”, which celebrates the 40th annual Lighting Design Awards.

We are delighted that Shayne Grist and Rachael Nicholls, Senior Designers at dpa, have been selected in this group.

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When Lighting Meets Retail

Johanna Medina, Senior Designer at dpa lighting consultants was invited in May this year to give a lecture at The London College of Fashion. The lecture was designed to help students understand the importance of good lighting design in a retail context, as the students were in the process of designing a pop-up shop for their final end of year project.

Johanna discussed the theory of light and new technologies, as well as Lighting Design as a profession and showed examples of retail projects where spaces have been enhanced by light, created a strong/positive experience for the customer/end user, but at the same time presented the products correctly.

Shades of opinion

Iain Carlile has recently contributed to the May/June 2016 edition of Lighting Research and Technology. To read his article in full, please click here.



Step into the zone

We are pleased to share with you an article recently featured in Food & Travel magazine regarding dpa project ‘Masala Zone Soho’. Please click here to view this article in full.

Counter Intelligence

Gary Campbell has recently contributed to an article published in the April edition of FX Magazine about the developments and future trends in retail lighting. Please click here to view the article in full.


Hilton Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, a project designed by Michael Curry – Associate and Declan Sullivan – Designer from our Oxfordshire Studio, has featured in the February issue of Mondo Arc. Please click here to view this article in full.

An Enticing Lair

We are pleased to share an article that has been published in Mondo Arc India regarding dpa project Embassy Boulevard, India. This was designed by our London Studio, dpa lighting consultants London.

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