LIGHT AND ART
DISCOVER WHY MILANO’S SALONE DE MOBILE AND EUROLUCE ARE GLOBALLY RECOGNIZED AS THE QUINTESSENTIAL DESIGN FAIRS FOR INTERIOR AND LIGHTING
Kevin Gray was at this year’s Salone de Mobile in Milano, the quintessential fair that introduced Architects and Interior Designers as furniture and lighting designers. Launched in Milan in 1961 as a vehicle for promoting Italian exports of furnishing and accessories, the Salone Internazionale del Mobile is the global benchmark event for the furnishing and design sector.
Most important was Euroluce, the International Lighting Exhibition. It is the biennale trade fair that, between technology and poetry, architecture and design, is a source of inspiration par excellence, with the design dimension at its heart.
Also, during Euroluce we took the opportunity to visit FontanaArte at their design showroom in Corsico and met Hana Dajani the International Sales Manager for a hands-on tour of their extensive showroom, which is a celebration of 90 years of Light and Art. We also visited our lamp manufacturers in Milano, Vicenza, and Padova and discussed ways to improve the lighting technology and design of the ORBIT and ZANDT Lamps.
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NEW YORK TIMES STYLE MAGAZINE VIP OPENING PARTY AT VILLA NECCHI
Kevin enjoys catching up with friends at the New York Times Style VIP Opening Party
Salone de Mobile’s VIP Opening Party sponsored by New York Times Style Magazine
WHY IS EUROLUCE IMPORTANT?
Kevin Gray’s Orbit Lamps exhibited at the Lumen Center Stand during Euroluce 2023
Euroluce is important in the respect that you see all the lighting companies from around the world exposing their goods at the fair, their newest designers, and their best sellers. And, Euroluce is the greatest event to regroup with the design reps, international transportation people, and all the designers and lighting designers at the fair. That is what is most important regrouping with the professionals of the lighting industry from all aspects, from wiring to the latest in new technology.
FONTANA ARTE'S EXCLUSIVE TOUR
Kevin would like to say a huge thanks to Hana Dajani for welcoming us to FontanaArte‘s extensive Corporate Exhibition Space on the outskirts of Milan in Corsico. Two grand floors celebrating over 90 years of Lighting, Art, and Design, with a list of talented, internationally renowned Architects and Designers, including Gio Ponti, Gae Aulenti, Pietro Chiesa, Max Ingrand. Definitely, lighting for those who are devoted to authentic design philosophy, well engineered, and timeless design. Their lighting archive is astonishing, bravo FontanaArte!
FLOS Lighting an exceptional treat
The Flos Stand at Euroluce 2023, Milano | Photo courtesy of FLOS
Thanks a million to the amazing Joe Martinez, Kevin’s dear friend and trusted Flos lighting designer and sales representative with whom he has collaborated over many of my years. Joe gave a personal tour of the Flos Lighting Pavilion at Milano’s prestigious Euroluce, as well as a private tour at the Flos Flagship Store in Milano, followed by a dinner party hosted by Flos
Join Kevin as he visits the FLOS Stand at Euroluce 2023
KEVIN MEETS DOCTOR AUGUSTO GRILIO
Kevin presents the latest Orbit Lamp prototype to Dr. Augusto Grilio at the Lumen Center in Milano
Kevin was fortunate to meet Dr. Augusto Grilio, president of Luum, and Lumen Center partner who has dedicated his life to the sciences of LED lighting and has researched how bad lighting choices can be detrimental to our environment, mental health, and most importantly, our eye’s retina cells. Augusto is the leading scientist in LED well-being in Europe. We look forward to encapsulating this knowledge and its technology into KGD’s R&D of the Orbit Lamp and Kevin Gray Lighting designs.
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