HABERDASHERY CREATES AN INGENIOUS WORK OF LIGHT AND ART
Luminaries of the lighting profession gathered at the elegant Crystal Tea Room in Philadelphia, PA USA on 22 May to honor the winners of the 36th Annual International Association of Lighting Designers (IALD) International Lighting Design Awards. Twentythree projects from 12 countries were on display—including exteriors, interiors, workspaces, museums, hospitality sites and a place of worship. This year’s winners represent some of the most innovative and inspiring architectural lighting design work found anywhere in the world.
The lighting design for the Amaranthyne in London, England UK by Haberdashery took home an IALD Award of Merit.
Every hour is a unique lighting experience of the Amaranthyne in London. One judge called the sculpture an “ingenious work of light and art.”
The team at Haberdashery expressed a connection to the lights and hues associated with the seasons by using lighting technology to bring the outdoors in. This engages viewers’ sense of memory, evoking emotion as they witness the use of light as poetic language.
The oval dome structure is comprised of 40,000 hand-adjusted miniature reflective surfaces. Significant materials testing was conducted in order to determine the ideal reflective surface prior to installation. The space itself has minimal light interference from either architectural elements or interior design elements, which allows for the fullest expression of its artistic aesthetic.
By varying the angle of each tab, the sculpture reveals different light and shadow images through LED lighting. Additional lighting that spreads out from the central structure adds dynamism to the project and can be reprogramed for special events.
The program can change light, color, and tone, but attempts to be accurate to the weather and lighting of the external world, adjusting approximately each hour. The designers were interested in mimicking the rich colors of the sunlight outside the building.
Amaranthyne remains in constant transformation, telling the graphical story of the artisanal creativity in Mayfair and offering a fresh perspective at each visit.
AWARD OF MERIT
London, England UK
Squire and Partners, UK
Surrounding Architectural Lighting Design