Having had the rare opportunity to attend the lighting fair in Milan in April, I am left with a few impressions to share… Recent technological developments (read LED’s) have brought about a homogeneity in the lighting effect, to the extent that the first impression was nearly always… oh that is a clever way of using and LED… the light source is dominating over how it is used. This is particularly the case where the lightsource is open – with the potential to cause glare. We are all familiar with the piercing nature of LED lightsources.
From a design perspective, the notable exhibits concentrated on indirect lighting effects where the play of light was the lasting impression..