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October 31 2011 — by Jesse Lilley
Press
Iain Ruxton went along to the recent PLASA show to catch up on the entertainment lighting sector. In this month's issue of Lighting, he picks out some new products with potential architectural applications. Read the full article here.
Iain has a soft spot for this Super Rod Cable Pulling Kit
Iain has a soft spot for this Super Rod Cable Pulling Kit

Windmill Hill featured in Architects Journal

October 13 2011 — by Jesse Lilley
Press
The Architects’ Journal examine Stephen Marshall’s new archive and research centre for the Rothschild Foundation, calling it a ‘simple but sophisticated synthesis of craftsmanship and engineering’. Speirs + Major worked closely with Stephen Marshall using light to reveal key areas of the building and landscape. Read the full article here.

Jamie Oliver’s Barbecoa featured in VMSD

October 03 2011 — by Jesse Lilley
Press
US retail magazine VMSD has featured our design for Barbecoa, Jamie Oliver's flaming new restaurant situated in the heart of London. Our role was to produce a warm, vibrant atmosphere, a reflection of the restaurant's fiery cuisine.

FX Magazine June 2011

June 23 2011 — by Jesse Lilley
Press
The Tirana Mosque and Museum of Religious Harmony project with BIG continues to generate interest. The attention in the mainstream as well the design press has been significant. We worked closely with the competition team to achieve a special quality of filtered light that will infuse the project by night and day.

Mondo arc 61 June July 2011

June 15 2011 — by Jesse Lilley
Press
The drawing board section of Mondo shows a large spread on the competition winning Tirana Mosque and Museum of Religious Harmony project with BIG.

Blogging about ‘kit’ again…

May 26 2011 — by Iain Ruxton
Press | Publications
I'm ranting again on the Lighting Magazine blog. This time my occasional ramblings on the general subject of lighting equipment is about way the industry is trying to sell LED luminaires...

How many new LED luminaires have you seen in the last few months?

How many new luminaires have you seen that weren’t LED-based?

But how many of the LED luminaires genuinely impressed you?

Here in our office, at least, the answers are, “Lots”, “Very few” and “Not many”.

Read it on the Lighting Magazine site or click through to read here...
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Infinity Bridge featured in House Magazine

March 11 2011 — by Jesse Lilley
Press
Stockton’s Infinity Bridge has been featured in the pages of Portugal’s architectural magazine, House. The bridge, whose lit arches reflect in the water to reveal the symbol for infinity at night, has won widespread media attention as well as several awards, including most recently the 2010 FX Award for illumination.
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Homes and Interiors Scotland

February 21 2011 — by Jesse Lilley
Press
Jonathan Speirs ponders on why he loves the Edinburgh skyline in this month’s Homes and Interiors Scotland.
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Homes and Interiors Scotland, February 2011
Homes and Interiors Scotland, February 2011

Usher Hall Chandelier featured in Boing Boing and Gizmodo

December 01 2010 — by Jesse Lilley
Press
Speirs + Major's Usher Hall chandelier has been picked up by several websites including Boing Boing, Gizmodo, Design Boom and Design Lines. The design resulted in a number of striking images taken by photographer James Newton, which have since appeared on hundreds of websites around the world.
Usher Hall Chandelier. Image: Speirs+Major/James Newton
Usher Hall Chandelier. Image: Speirs+Major/James Newton

Design Week October 2010

October 25 2010 — by Jesse Lilley
Press
Mark and Satu reveal their insights into the latest trends affecting urban lighting in this week’s Design Week. "Rapidly encroaching urbanisation need not result in switching on ever more lights", writes Suzanne Hinchliffe. "Speirs & Major’s design team often advises clients on how to retain and preserve the night – almost becoming ‘darkness designers’ in the process."
Design Week 7 October 2010
Design Week 7 October 2010
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