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Third Age of Light VR Experience opens at RSA

March 28 2019 — by Karina Armburg Jennings
Events
A unique experimental Virtual Reality experience has been installed at the Royal Society of the Arts in London. Created by renowned lighting design studio Speirs + Major the 'Third Age of Light' experience examines how London’s public realm might be experienced after dark in the near future.

Following a successful debut in Paris in November 2017, the content has been fully updated to respond to a number of questions as to how societal attitudes and emerging technologies might change our nightscape.

Visitors will able to explore three virtual areas of London in the near future – the South Bank, King’s Cross, and Primrose Hill. Specific themes within each area provide deeper insight into issues such as augmentation, networks, communities and the environment.

The experience can be accessed Monday – Friday 8:30am – 9:00pm via Rawthmells Coffee House, RSA House, 8 John Adam Street, London, WC2N 6EZ until 24th May 2019.
A vision of London in the near future? © Speirs + Major
A vision of London in the near future? © Speirs + Major

Mark featured in Jo Joelson’s book ‘Library of Light’

March 15 2019 — by Karina Armburg Jennings
Events
The 'Library of Light' book, authored by Jo Joelson and published by Lund Humphries, will be launched on Wednesday 3rd April at ArtReview Bar.

The book brings together artists, architects and designers who work with light, including Principal Mark Major who contributed one of the thematic chapters, and explores the cultural history of light as an artistic medium. The book also includes interviews with artists such as Rana Begum, Anthony McCall and Yoko Ono.

For more information on the launch and how to book your place, please visit the ArtReview's website.

Macallan and Coal Drops named in ArchDaily Buildings of the Year 2019

March 12 2019 — by Karina Armburg Jennings
Awards
Congratulations to the design teams involved in The Macallan New Distillery and Visitors Experience and Coal Drops Yard, which have been named in ArchDaily as two of the top 15 Buildings of the Year.
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Copyright/ James Newton
Copyright/ James Newton

Gasholders London winner at LIT Awards

March 08 2019 — by Karina Armburg Jennings
Awards
We are very pleased to announce that Gasholders London has been named among the winners at the LIT Awards overnight, winning the Heritage category.

The CF Toronto Eaton Centre Bridge also received an honourable mention.
Copyright/ Peter Landers
Copyright/ Peter Landers

Three projects shortlisted for LDAs

March 04 2019 — by Karina Armburg Jennings
Awards
We are pleased to announce that three of our projects have been shortlisted for the Lighting Design Awards 2019.
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Keith speaks at Intelligent Automotive Lighting 2019

February 26 2019 — by Karina Armburg Jennings
Events
Last week, Keith spoke at the Intelligent Automotive Lighting 2019 conference, held in Mainz, Germany.

Keith's talk looked at the parallels that can be drawn between automotive lighting and architectural lighting, and how lessons learnt from one can inform the other - including how to create moods and guide the passenger tasks through light.

Benz gives talk at LightSchool

February 06 2019 — by Karina Armburg Jennings
Events
Benz has given a talk today at LightSchool, part of the Surface Design Show.

Titled "Lighting for the workplace in 2050", the talk looked at current requirements for workplace lighting before exploring what future requirements might look like.
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Mark to give talk at Norwich University of the Arts

January 30 2019 — by Karina Armburg Jennings
Education | Events
Mark will be joining Architecture and Interior Design students tomorrow at Norwich University of the Arts for an afternoon of workshops and lectures, before delivering a talk in the evening which is open to the public.

Titled "The Art of Darkness", the lively, illustrated talk will focus on light, darkness and architecture with reference to the innovative work we do.

The talk will be held in St Andrews Building at 6.30pm tomorrow, Thursday 31st January. All are welcome!

Tree-Cycle

December 10 2018 — by Karina Armburg Jennings
Awards | Events
We are very pleased to release images of our installation for darc night:
'Tree-Cycle'.
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Mark announced as ‘Master Elect’

November 30 2018 — by Karina Armburg Jennings
Awards | Education | Team
It was announced at the RDI Address 2018, Royal Society of Arts (RSA), London last night that Mark Major RDI has become the 'Master Elect' of the Faculty of Royal Designers for Industry. He will assume the position of 'Master' from November 2019.
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