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Relio

The Relio is a professional lamp for Arts and Sciences. Portable, transformable and modular, accommodates a variety of usages: Cinema, Painting, School, Medical uses, Archaeology. Many parts are 3D-printed and many are open-source, to allow limitless expandability. Relio's light is engineered to be extremely similar to Sunlight, so that a professional can work under ideal lighting conditions almost everywhere, with very long service life and minimal-to-none maintenance.

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Benaki Museum Pavilion, Greece

The signature entrance iron door holds exhibit cases and the concept was the lighting to be part of the structure. The lighting of the interior is also discreet and achieved with adjustable spots in recessed tracks between the ceiling wooden beams, so as not to interfere with the general aesthetics, but to provide lighting adaptability. The aluminum foam shelves with their shimmering glow are given more emphasis with a dramatic effect of the cove lighting in cool white. The desired atmosphere was completed by tiny recessed track spotlights in the shelves, to highlight the artifacts.

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Dhyan

Dyhan lounge concept combines modern design with traditional eastern ideas and principles of inner peace by connecting with nature. Using the Lingam as form inspiration & the Bodhi-tree and Japanese gardens as a basis on the concept's modules, Dhyan (sanskrit for meditate) transforms the eastern philosophies into varied configurations, allowing the user to choose his/her path to zen/relaxation. The water-pond mode surrounds the user with a waterfall & pond, while the garden mode surrounds the user with greenery. The standard mode contains storage areas under a platform that acts as a shelf.

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Glassy Library

Split-level glass structure lies in the suppleness of ambiance lighting. Bring out the Coziness to make a place as lingers. Coziness comes from the sense of mellow and succinct surprises. The library blends of aesthetic treatment and practicality. Concealed LED strip embedding inside suspended steel rods create flowing halo. Geometric network and vibrant colored furniture, make visitors slip into the Bauhaus world unnoticed. The fixtures and furnishings are from the physical world, while mood and tone will dive deep to tickle our soul. The magic spell for the connection is LIGHT.

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Saltatur

The Saltator is a long-span structure, which is an ensemble of form, function, and aesthetics inspired by the ground-breaking works of Gaudi. The furniture extends Gaudi's designs and other conventional funicular forms, by exhibiting a unique balance of tension and compression forces in 3D space. The structure shows how to minimize the volume of construction materials and reduce the carbon footprint of a structure while preserving the necessary mass for structural performance. The Greco-Roman wrestling technique, Salto, has inspired the structural form.

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Haleiwa

The Haleiwa weaves sustainable rattan into sweeping curves and casts a distinct silhouette. The natural materials pay homage to the artisanal tradition in the Philippines, remade for present times. Paired, or used as a statement piece, the versatility of the design makes this chair adapt to different styles. Creating a balance between form and function, grace and strength, architecture and design, the Haleiwa is as comfortable as it is beautiful.

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