Merry Xmas 2012
Just a few days before Christmas and its unique atmosphere fills these cold December days with light. In sending you our best wishes for a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year, we remind you that the company will be closed from the 22nd of December 2012 till the 6th of January 2013 for the Christmas holidays.
Lenbach Palais brightens up with Light4(PICS)
The legendary Lenbach Palais reopened in October 2012 to become the new Munich’s glamour meeting point. An extensive gastronomic experience developing a 360-degree style concept. Twenty Misstrass Sphere by Façon de Venise were inserted between the lounge bar and the restaurant area to light up the atmosphere. The natural shiny effect of the lamp is highlighted by the original finishings and colours, that can be customised upon request.
Coming soon: a new showroom corner in Pristina
We are glad to announce you that a new challenge has begun which will keep us busy until January 2013. We are designing a corner devoted to Light4 inside Pristina Light House Exhibition Center, in Kosovo.
Over 500 sqm for a showroom combining furniture and lighting, one hundred of which are entirely dedicated to us: our starting points will be the look and the concept of our Milan Store.
Work in progress for The Avenues Mall in Kuwait!(PICS)
Illuminating the largest shopping centre of Kuwait is the size of this mission; 7 x 5 meters is the size of the imposing oval, composed of almost three thousand prisms, that welcomes guests to the centre. Plays of light and wonder harmonise perfectly with the style of the place thanks to the many months of work we did there. Here are pictures from idea's development to its realisation.
Light4 arrives at Saloni WorldWide Moscow!(PICS)
This year at the expo for architects, interior designers, buyers and general contractors in Moscow, we were present for the first time with ML, Vintage, Façon de Venise and Itama as the four faces of a single reality by Light4. A wager that proved a great success with the public, to our personal satisfaction . "Venezia" by Diego Chilò in its three different versions was the undisputed star of the Light4 stand.
Light4 goes social on Facebook and Twitter
The reflection of a new social identity on Light4's Facebook page and a new start on Twitter are the result of a thorough analysis of our presence and of the desire to communicate intimately our work and what inspires us. Dialogue is at the heart of what we do.
A new Light4 flagship store in Milan(PICS)
The first Light4 flagship store in Italy features urban style. It is a showroom, a retail outlet and much more: for the design of the new flagship store opened on 1st September in downtown Milan, our art director Brian Rasmussen was inspired by the "metropolitan city". Visitors can follow a path towards light, where at each stop they can discover the top products of our four brands: ML, Vintage, Façon de Venise and Itama. The 80-square-metre space at number 34 Via Carducci spreads over a single floor, with three large window display areas.
Laura Corbo and Luca Allevi are the partners, along with Light4, of the new store: their broad knowledge of design and technical lighting is ideal for assisting customers in their choices, whether they are interior designers, lighting engineers or home enthusiasts. Having made its debut in the capital city of design, Light4 aims to leave its mark!
Light4 @ "Elettroshock", concept by i SENS(PICS)
The project that Light4 was invited to collaborate on at Elettroshock is a new creative concept, where light and sound are inspired by ideas. The 3-day event was highly successful with the public. It was organised by i SENS at its showroom in Villorba (Treviso). This company provides consulting and supply services to the technical lighting, sound systems and home automation sectors. i Project was introduced at the exhibition organised by Walter Davanzo. This new concept, which uses tailored solutions, materials and different scenarios, allows ideas to be transformed into concrete projects. Proving that experience and planning are essential to creating products that give rise to ideas, Light4 contributed to this project with Limelight, Aqua and Mlampshades, products that are widely appreciated, as they are available in many innovative tailor-made solutions. To start with, a network of strong skills in customisation is ready for the challenge of global competition.
iSALONI WorldWide, Moscow: here we come!
At the next edition of Saloni WorldWide at Crocus Expo, scheduled in Moscow from 10 to 13 October, we will attend as the Light4 Group with all our brands. In this way, we will strengthen our presence at one of the leading trade fair events for the CIS area market, after our initial debut there in 2011, entirely focusing on our "Vintage" brand collections.
The Light4 stand will be located in exhibition hall 8, dedicated to modern design: "Venezia" by the designer Diego Chilò, presented in 3 different versions, will be the absolute star. We have therefore achieved the exceptional performance of our products in the target market: a growing trend in triple digit figures, which we also expect to confirm over the next few months. See you in Moscow...
A maxi ceiling lamp in record-breaking dimensions: 7x5 metres. A breathtaking lighting installation will be created at the end of August for the largest shopping centre in Kuwait. After months of work and painstaking reviews of the design, Light4 staff members are ready to light up The Avenues Mall centre with this fully customised lighting installation. The mega oval-shaped luminaire comprises almost 3,000 triangular-based prisms in transparent methacrylate positioned at three concentric levels. Cold-cathode lighting emits an overall power of 7,000W. This explosion of light also filters from the side profiles in bronze-effect lacquered sheet metal, which is laser cut to obtain attractive modular Arabesque decorations. But this is only a preview. Follow us to find out more...
Talking'n'Walking: the Light4 world is here!(PICS)
Our headquarters opens its doors to foreign markets, featuring elegance and fun. We have called it "Talking'n'Walking": it is not a usual presentation but a tour of the different locations at our new headquarters, our products and their history, which will soon become a format for our commercial meetings. At the event on 22 June, about twenty international professionals in the lighting sector were also able to appreciate our special type of hospitality! After closely discovering the origins of the "Venezia" collection by the Vintage brand, examining the philosophy of the four brands and admiring the products on display in the showroom, a little relaxation in our roof garden, encouraged by a sweltering summer, did not go amiss: DJ mix, excellent finger food, a few mojitos and … the inevitable Spritz!
Metropolitan light: towards a Flagship Store in Milan
Preparations are underway for the opening, in the coming months, of the first Light4 flagship store in Milan. For the design of the display spaces, our art director Brian Rasmussen was inspired by the “metropolitan city” concept. The eighty square metres in Via Carducci 34 (make a note of the address!) will be prepared to best present the products of the Group’s four brands, featuring transparencies, perspective openings and, naturally, light. In this city of design, the Light4 flagship store will be a dynamic location. Hence the four symbolic colours of our brands transform into underground lines: an attractive map of the “Light4 Tube”, depicted on the wall, will guide visitors through the history of the Group, its new features and top products. Our “tube” is ready to leave. Here is just one tip: “Mind the Gap!”
Vintage 2012, the new website is online
Catalogues, product data sheets, full-screen images, news, and multimedia contents: the new Vintage website has been online since the beginning of this week. Visitors can closely discover all the features of our products on the new web showcase. We wish to offer is a new and innovative idea of luxury on this website. It also represents our work-in-progress, as well as the quality materials and classic shapes that are brought together in the magical alchemy of Vintage products. Façon de Venise, Ml and the Light4 Group portal: now with Vintage, we have further strengthened our presence on the Web. The originality, innovation and attractive stylistic solutions of our brand dedicated to the luxury segment are presented in line with our company image. After the excellent results obtained at the Light+Building trade fair in Frankfurt, now, the new Vintage 2012 catalogue is ready to be launched!
Visit the website: www.lightvintage.com
What they say about us: Bravacasa(PICS)
The June issue of the monthly magazine “Bravacasa” presents “Sinfonia” by Itama, designed by Massimo Tonetto. The new entry among the Light4 brands is therefore ready to lead “the evolution of species” in the field of classic lighting solutions. The item is on page 46 of this month’s issue of the magazine dedicated to the furniture and design world. The review entitled “Candidi Chandelier” explores the new facets of the chandelier, and illustrates the white wall version of one of the top products in the Itama catalogue.
Light4 is preparing its first flagship store in Italy
Milan, the capital of design and trends, will be home to the next Light4 flagship store.
Just back from a positive experience at the Light+Building fair in Frankfurt, our staff are already involved in establishing new business strategies.
The opening of the first flagship store in Italy, after the one in Kuwait and the showroom housed at the Design Centre Chelsea Harbour in London, is expected in the coming months.
A strong presence in the Milan market with all the brands by the Light4 Group will not only be a showcase for our products but also an important resource for the design community and designers.
Contract News: Hotel Lunetta, Rome(PICS)
The “symphonies” of light by the Itama brand adorn the “Imperial” room of Hotel Lunetta, close to Campo dei Fiori. We are in Rome, in one of the most prestigious 4-star luxury hotels in the historic centre.
Here, Light4 is present with an innovative revival of the classic Venetian chandelier by the designer Massimo Tonetto. Distinct features, transparency and light: “Sinfonia”, comprising two overlapping methacrylate sheets with silk-screen printing, has been installed in the communal areas of the hotel, in a suspended version and a wall lamp version, in red and black. In the rooms and corridors we can find the minimalist elegance of “Miraggio”, also by the Itama brand.
And with this purity of style, we can begin our walk around the eternal city...
Contract News: Crowne Plaza, St. Petersburg(PICS)
A bridge from the Baltic to the Adriatic by Façon de Venise. The recently restyled Crowne Plaza in St. Petersburg, Russia, features two best selling products of the Façon de Venise brand and highlights their versatility.
A long sequence of Misstrass, in transparent crystal glass, stretches a few metres along the cocktail bar accompanied by bar stools. In addition, a room with burgundy velvet couches is dotted with compositions from the collection by Mauro Marzollo, including a floor lamp and a wall lamp version, with ruby red elements.
The lounge area of this prestigious hotel is illuminated with “Aqua” by Brian Rasmussen, with various compositions in creamy white and mocha.
Light+Building: a cascade of new features(PICS)
Misstrass and its 3,224 brightly coloured components were used for the backdrop of our stand at Light+Building, the lighting fair held in Frankfurt from 15 - 20 April.
This maxi installation in the collection created by Mauro Marzollo for the Façon de Venise brand, depicting the Group’s logo, not only welcomed visitors but also provided the backdrop to many meetings during the fair. In addition to presenting the new Vintage 2012 catalogue, Light4 relaunched, in new versions and colours, the best selling products of its various brands. “Aqua Sphere” and “Back” by Itama, and “Drop” by ML with its elegant screen-printed details. In short, a cascade of new features!
Thank you everyone, and see you at the next edition!
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The new Vintage catalogue, what style!Catalogue PDF
The catalogue illustrates “Venezia”, a sublime combination of modular cups in Murano glass and chrome metal by the designer Diego Chilò, “Atmosphere”, a splendid all-white chandelier with 54 lights that recalls a jellyfish floating in the ocean, “Bouquet” a ball-shaped lamp in white fabric with coloured handcrafted flowers, the new “Musa” and much more.
With its new features, the “Vintage” brand is ready to conquer the market, especially in Eastern Europe and Arab countries, offering traditionally crafted quality and style. The main new entries include “Infinity”, a modular Venetian chandelier that allows “infinite” options to be recreated in space. A high degree of customisation, modularity and decoration: discover “Infinity” and the latest products in the new Vintage catalogue!
Contract News: Novi Aquarium, Romania(PICS)
Gourmet elegance and style! At the Novi Aquarium restaurant in Bucharest, a little Italian influence can be found in the chef’s dishes, including pasta with lobster and a selection of cold meats, and in the lighting installations by Light4, featuring two of its brands. Attractive dark wood walls alternate with the Murano glass bubbles of lamps in the Vintage brand: “Ares Bulbs” and “Musa”, in a floor lamp and wall lamp version. In the dining room, a minimalist touch is ensured with “Lampshades” creamy white suspended lamps, in the ML collection, featuring a prismatic methacrylate diffuser. Modern and classic, innovation and creativity come together in this restaurant situated in the busy Calea Floreasca of the Romanian capital, showing the synergy that exists between our different brands: ML and Vintage. Enjoy your meal, and all the rest!
Happy Birthday Light4!
This year the Light4 Group celebrates its 5th birthday!
With the take over of the Muranoluce brand, on 6 April 2007, our adventure officially began. Since then, the history of Light4 has followed an exciting path characterised by research, quality and innovation.
We have just experienced 5 years of growth: a more than 3-fold increase in turnover, the step from 2 employees in the start-up stage to the current 14, the creation and takeover of new brands, the move to our current super technological and spacious headquarters, the opening of prestigious showrooms abroad and our ongoing presence at leading trade fairs that represent the lighting sector.
We look forward to seeing you in Frankfurt at the Light+Building fair, hall 1.1, stand D.30, to celebrate together and discover the surprises from our brands Façon de Venise, Itama, ML and Vintage.
Façon de Venise, the new catalogue is on the way
Looking ahead to the Light+Building fair in Frankfurt next month, important new products will be presented for the most successful collections of the Façon de Venise brand. The "Aqua" line by Brian Rasmussen has been extended with oversize lampshades. From now on the line will also include a table lamp, floor lamp, wall lamp and "spherical" suspended lamp. After "Misstrass", a "Sphere" version has also been created for the "Aqua" line: a modular composition of truncated cone-shaped diffusers in coloured fabric, in a wide variety of combinations with attractive decorations. Plenty of surprises are in store in the new edition of the Façon de Venise catalogue. Are you ready to rediscover the charm of lighting?
Happy business to... Light4!
From 15 to 18 February, the first edition of "Happy Business To You!" was held at the Pordenone trade fair centre. This fair, dedicated to the contract sector and intended to promote "Made in Italy" products worldwide, offered a new format with many events including meetings with architects, internationally renowned designers and specialised exhibitors. Light4 took part with its products at the stand of "Polo Veneto", a consortium established by leading groups operating in the residential and hotel sector. The foundations were laid for successful collaboration in the future, with a view to developing partnerships in the contract sector.
February 2012: here is the new ML website
Browsing among pure shapes and attractive lighting ideas: the ML website is now online. In addition to the new catalogue launched in September 2011, after careful strategic repositioning, today the new ML brand website is in operation.
This virtual showcase allows you to discover products through attractive full-screen images, macro photography and settings but also technical data sheets and descriptions. Space is given to lighting and design with an elegant and comprehensive section entirely dedicated to ML collections, where you can find decorative products and ideal solutions for the contract furnishings sector.
"Mirror, mirror, on the wall, who in the land is the fairest of all?"
February 2012: "Glam & Fun" in Venice
The Russian market, just like the entire area of Eastern Europe, confirms its position
as an important point of reference for the Light4 Group, especially for the Vintage brand. From Thursday 10 to Sunday 12 February, as part of the "Glam & Fun" incentive trip, members of our staff met the best Russian salesmen. The 3-day trip not only focused on rewarding the protagonists of double-digit sales growth recorded in 2011 but also gave us an opportunity to present the Light4 Group in the best possible way, allowing them to closely discover the charm of one of the most beautiful cities in the world.
A meeting at our new headquarters and a stay in Venice, at the time of Carnival celebrations, provided full immersion into the style and elegance of a timeless atmosphere...
Congratulations to the protagonists of this great success, we look forward to more!
February 2012: and the winner is...
The "Goccia" design project has won the Light4 Design Contest. It was created by four students in the Faculty of Architecture in Genoa: Valentina Calcidese, Yuan Fei Gong, Giulia Puntoni and Lu Yao. The young aspiring designers received the award on 16 February 2012 at our headquarters in Quinto di Treviso.
"Goccia" is an attractive suspended lamp inspired by the effect created when a drop hits a liquid surface and breaks up into different parts. It was selected from over 250 design projects by the panel of judges headed by the French architect Alain Moatti.
Light+Building, see you there!
Light4 this year will be exhibiting at Light+Building, one of biggest events in the lighting sector taking place from 15 to 20 April 2012. At the Frankfurt fair Light4 will present the Itama collection, our fourth brand just become part of our team, and the new ML catalogue. A section of our exhibition will be giving result to "Façon de Venise – Light and Illusion", the design contest we promoted last year which resulted in the submission of more than 200 projects from young designers. Last but not least, don't miss the luxury novelties of our brand Vintage…
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