Cover: The Shed, London, as photographed by James Newton. He says: ‘The late afternoon shadows on The
Shed create a lovely animation of people coming and going – it’s like watching shadow theatre. I would love to
make a video of this.’ Design: Haworth Tompkins. Picture: James Newton. See page 36.
8 Snohetta: it starts with light
Kjetil Traedal Thorsen of innovative architectural practice Snohetta talks exclusively to Lighting
about keeping natural and electric illumination at the core of design. By Mark Halper.
18 Poul Henningsen
On the 90th anniversary of his Gold Medal triumph at the Paris Exhibition, we celebrate
architect, polemicist and lighting designer Poul Henningsen. By Mark Faithfull
36 Light through a lens
It’s not about taking a good picture, says architectural photographer James Newton. It’s about
not letting the camera get in the way of the truth. Nicky Trevett reports.
54 A fine mesh
Light follows form to create an arresting city landmark in Ahmedabad. Martin Tomlinson
reports from one of India’s fastest-growing cities.
64 The art of darkness
Behind a black curtain in a suite at The Beaumont hotel in London is a dimly lit bedroom that
lurks at the centre of a public artwork by sculptor Antony Gormley. By Nicky Trevett.
70 DESIGN FILE
Libraries in Mexico City and Ireland, a restaurant in South Korea, and offices and art galleries
in London blend daylight, electric light and shadow to impressive effect.
100 Salvage garden
In the second instalment of our two-part feature on reclaimed light fittings, Martin Tomlinson
considers their provenance in our abandoned, industrial past.
110 Undimmed: the greatest designs of all time
Thousands of new light fittings are created every month, but few endure to join the pantheon
of the truly timeless. Lighting celebrates the 40 classics that will transcend the incandescent era
122 How we cracked a colour puzzle
The extraordinary way the human eye adapts to light has been further revealed by research
carried out at Technion, the Israel Institute of Technology. By Erez Ribak.
The Lighting team has scoured the globe and collected 10 pages of inspirational projects.
138 Sketchbook: How to take the rough with the smooth
Designer Mary Rushton-Beales of the Lighting Design House reflects on the properties of
matt and glossy materials, the ways they interact with light and the careful use of colour
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