Tasmanian designer, Loz Abberton, recently won the prestigious Discovery Prize, (Prix des Découvertes) at Maison et Objet in Paris for her Grandeliers. It’s a range of future-friendly design lighting that’s 100% designed and made in Tasmania, Australia. This range of flat-pack pendant lights and lamps is made from certified Tasmanian timbers. The award for Most Impressive New Product was given to the entire range and this great impression is being backed up with an appearance in New York at the International Contemporary Furniture Fair in May 2013.
The World’s largest permanent interactive light display, named ‘Luminous at Darling Quarter’, was turned on May 18 in Sydney. Luminous at Darling Quarter represents an important investment in green digital art by the Darling Quarter joint stakeholders, Lend Lease, Commonwealth Bank and Sydney Harbour Foreshore Authority.
The project, which has taken 12 months to complete, will establish Darling Harbour’s vibrant new precinct – Darling Quarter, as the new face of digital arts in Australia. Bruce Ramus, creator of Luminous at Darling Quarter says, “The digital façade will add radiance and playfulness to the precinct and bring people together in the spirit of creating light and art for others to enjoy.”
Luminous is spread across four stories (14 metres high) of the two buildings that are home to Commonwealth Bank’s Sydney headquarters. The facades’ two low resolution screens span a distance of 150 metres in total, making it the largest permanent, interactive light installation in the world.
When the sun goes down Sydneysiders can experience Luminous six evenings a week from the Community Green adjacent to Darling Quarter’s dinning and bar hub. Remote visitors to Darling Quarter Luminous can view a real-time display of the facade, as well as design their own show to be played on the façade.