Shining a light on design innovation; TM Lighting joins Benjamin Hubert of LAYER, and Cosentino, to present ‘Raytrace’ at Milan Design Week, 2019
April 9th – 14th 2019
TM Lighting, British designer and maker of specialist LED art lighting, has joined British designer Benjamin Hubert of LAYER in collaboration with Cosentino, worldwide leader in the production and distribution of innovative surfaces for architecture and design, to present Raytrace at Milan Design Week 2019. The collaboration showcases an immersive, architectural installation introducing Dekton®, the ultra-compact, large format surface by Cosentino – exploring the product’s design, innovation, strength, durability and beauty.
The large-scale, architectural installation Raytrace is a 25-metre long and 6-metre high triangular passage composed of Dekton® ultracompact surfaces, seemingly balanced on a single edge within a dark, atmospheric space. Upon entering the passageway, a mesmerising caustic pattern slowly dances across the surface, emulating the refraction of light through water – evoking the serene feeling of being underwater. As visitors walk through the passage, they become a part of the installation, as their shadows are cast against the structure’s surface. Two mirrors at either end of the vault reflect the installation, creating the illusion of an infinite space and offering glimpses of the caustic patterns playing out on the interior.
The lighting for Raytrace is an integral part of Hubert’s installation at Milan Design Week. TM Lighting has specified their superior, high colour rendition LED ZeroSixty accent lights with a custom length snoot to provide enhanced glare control, mounted above the installation on Arttrack to focus the light directly into the organic forms composed of Dekton® ultracompact surfaces, creating caustic light effects and an immersive and mesmerising experience for visitors.
Hubert’s design references the highly technological qualities of Dekton® as an indoor/outdoor architectural product and the natural minerals used to produce the material. Taking inspiration from the Dekton® creation process, Hubert creates a dramatic, interactive experience showcasing the harmony between nature, light and architecture.
Benjamin Hubert comments “We chose the ZeroSixty light’s by TM Lighting for our immersive Raytrace installation for their technical attributes. We were looking for a sustainable, high-powered single LED light source to create the unique caustic lighting experience – the centerpiece of the installation, and they were the perfect choice.”
Harry Triggs of TM Lighting comments, “We’re thrilled to collaborate with Benjamin Hubert to present Raytrace at Milan Design Week. It’s exciting to bring together TM’s specialist LED art lighting with Cosentino’s innovative material to create an experience that explores the boundless possibilities of light and design.”
TM Lightings partnership with Benjamin Hubert follows their previous collaboration for LAYER’s show-stopping FOIL installation at London Design Festival, one of the most visited installations showcased at London’s V&A Museum.
Image: Raytrace installation at Milan Design Week, (detail) Caustic Spheres – Raytrace by Benjamin Hubert of Layer for Cosentino. Photography by David Zanardi.
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Image Credit: Caustic Spheres – Raytrace by Benjamin Hubert of LAYER, photography by David Zanardi
The Culminating Moment
12th April – 7th June, 2019
A group exhibition curated by Jon Sharples at TM Lighting Gallery
TM Lighting is delighted to announce The Culminating Moment, a group exhibition curated by Jon Sharples is opening from 12th April – 7th June 2019 at TM Lighting Gallery. This group show, including work by contemporary artists Jacopo Dal Bello, Louise Giovanelli, Chris Gray, Freya E Morris and Irvin Pascal, seeks out a Baroque sensibility and a taste for drama in contemporary art.
The works in the exhibition employ a number of methods to suggest the specificity of a ‘moment’, inevitably a fragment, with the interest supplied as much by what is held back as by what is present, ultimately enlisting the mind of the viewer as a collaborator to finish the job. Doses of realism are undermined by the exposing of any attempt to fix reality as being doomed to be an incomplete and subjective snapshot, nevertheless making a strong case for the power of instrumentalised art and dark comedy in an age of division and culture wars.
From Baroque painting to film noir cinematography, artists have used contrast between light and shadow to create a sense of immediacy, depth and drama – a spot-lit choreography of the viewer’s gaze and the subconscious feeling that a step forward or back would change everything. TM Lighting, art lighting specialists, will collaborate with Jon Sharples to illuminate the works of art in The Culminating Moment, using their high colour rendition GalleryOneFifty LED spotlights to bring the works of art to life within the gallery.
Jon Sharples comments: “From Baroque painting to film noir cinematography, artists have long used contrast between light and shadow to create a sense of immediacy, depth and drama – a spot-lit choreography of the viewer’s gaze and the feeling that a step forward or back would change everything. I am thrilled to have this opportunity to work with the experts at TM Lighting to light these works in a way that does them justice.”
Hannah Payne, Director of Marketing, TM Lighting comments: “We’re delighted to welcome Jon Sharples to curate the latest exhibition at TM Lighting Gallery for an exhibition that fully supports emerging artists. We believe the process of lighting art is an art in itself, and this exhibition presents a wonderful opportunity to collaborate with the artists to consider the themes in their work, and create drama with light.”
A Private View will take place on Thursday 11th April, 6.30 pm – 8.30pm. RSVP
Image: Jacopo Del Bello: ⟨É⟩ cong. [lat. ĔT] (2018) (detail), Oil, acrylic, pencil and gouache on linen and canvas, wood, fabric and string
Jacopo Dal Bello is a graduate of the Cass School, London Metropolitan University (2014), grew up Italy’s Veneto region and is now based in Berlin, where he has a forthcoming two-person show, Vergessene Objekte, with Ariane Hakami. http://jacopodalbello.co.uk/
Louise Giovanelli was born in London and lives and works in Manchester UK. She completed her BA in Fine Art at Manchester School of Art in 2015 and is currently studying at Städelschule in Frankfurt Am Main, Germany. Her work was recently featured in The Anomie Review of Contemporary British Painting published by Anomie Press and she has a forthcoming solo exhibition at Manchester Art Gallery https://louisegiovanelli.com/
Chris Gray lives and works In London. After graduating from Goldsmiths in 2015 he won the XL Catlin Art Prize 2016 and was selected for Bloomberg New Contemporaries in 2016.
Freya E Morris lives and works In London. She has a BA in Fashion Design and an MA in Fashion Communication from Central Saint Martins. She was the Sarabande Foundation: The Lee Alexander McQueen Foundation’s artist in residence in 2016-17. http://www.freyaemorris.com/
Irvin Pascal was born in London lives and works in Sussex. He completed his MFA at the University of Brighton in 2017 and was selected for Bloomberg New Contemporaries in the same year. In 2018 his work was included in the group exhibition Talisman in the age of difference, curated by Yinka Shonibare MBE, at Stephen Friedman Gallery in London. http://www.irvinpascal.com/
Jon Sharples is Chair of the Simmons & Simmons Art Network and an Associate Solicitor in the firm’s Intellectual Property group. Alongside his legal career and his work on the Simmons & Simmons collection of contemporary art, he is a visual arts broadcaster, lecturer and curator. Jon is a trustee of Block 336 in Brixton, was a juror for the Art Night 2018 Open Call and was one of the invited speakers on the Zabludowicz Collection’s 2019 Master Class programme.
TM Lighting is pleased to support artists through hosting annual exhibitions and providing complimentary exhibition space for artists, and gallery collaborations. Exhibitions in the TM Lighting gallery are lit by the GalleryOneFifity (G150) LED spotlights. As with TM Lighting’s full range of LED luminaires the G150 uses high CRI 95+ colour rendition LED’s. For further information please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Exhibition open hours: weekdays 10am – 5pm, by prior appointment.
Private View: 11th April 2019. RSVP Press@tmlighting.com
Exhibition address and contact: TM Lighting Gallery, 7 Cubitt Street, London, WC1X 0HF | www.tmlighting.com | email@example.com | t: +44 (0)207 278 1600
30th January 2019
Philip de László: An Anniversary Celebration at BADA Fair, 2019 Duke of York Square, Chelsea
“Has any one painter ever before painted so many interesting and historical personages?” Lord Selborne
BADA returns to Duke of York Square from 20-26 March, and is proud to be working with The de Laszlo Archive Trust to present one of the highlights of BADA 2019, the loan exhibition Philip de László: An Anniversary Celebration.
De László was one of the most famous artists in the world in the late 19th and early 20th centuries and is today celebrated as one of the last proponents of Grand Manner portraiture. His remarkable client list included many members of the royal and aristocratic houses of Europe, two Popes, four U.S. Presidents, and leading figures in politics, religion, society and industry. By the end of his life de László had been awarded 22 orders and 17 medals of merit by his royal sitters.
Philip de László (1869-1937) was born Fülöp Laub, the eldest son of Adolf and Johanna Laub, a Budapest tailor and seamstress. He took the Hungarian name László, as a patriotic act in 1891, and was ennobled by Emperor Franz Joseph in 1912. His talent won him a scholarship to the Hungarian National Academy of Art, and he furthered his studies in Munich and Paris.
His reputation grew steadily throughout the 1890s and in 1900 his portrait of Pope Leo XIII earned him a Grand Gold Medal at the Paris International Exhibition. That same year he married Lucy Madeleine Guinness, of the banking family, who would be the sitter for many of his most imaginative works.
To celebrate the 150th anniversary of de László’s birth, the exhibition at BADA 2019 will offer a selection of masterpieces of the artist’s oeuvre, all rarely seen paintings sourced from private collections. These include commissioned portraits which established de László’s unparalleled reputation, intimate portraits of family and friends, and examples of landscapes he painted for pleasure in his later years.
Philip de László: An Anniversary Celebration is sponsored by CBC Partnership, who offer independent advice and specialist insurance for those involved in the art world, from private collectors and dealers, to museums and corporations with global reach.
BADA would also like to thank TM Lighting, art lighting specialists who will be supplying their high colour rendition LED Picture Lights to illuminate the paintings within this milestone exhibition.
TM Lighting at BADA Fair:
TM Lighting, British designer and maker of a new generation of LED Picture Lights and Accent Lights for the art world, is committed to creating an authentic viewing experience with LED in museum collections and heritage settings by being mindful of era, style and immediate context of the artwork. The artwork lighting specialist has been commissioned to illuminate the art collections in a number of historic houses and private collections and landmarks of cultural significance that house some of the most important works of art in the world. Using its extensive range of specialist LED products, TM Lighting is able to tailor the lighting to the needs of the individual artwork, surrounding architecture and eccentricities of each historic house or collection, in order to create an entirely customised solution for each project.
The benefits of TM’s high- quality LEDs supersede those of any other light source; in addition to enhancing the visual presentation of artwork, the low-energy LED products result in improvements to the conservation of work, as well as considerable energy and cost-savings. Recent landmark historic house commissions include Historic Royal Palaces Hillsborough Castle and Hampton Court Palace, The Rothschilds Collection at Waddesdon Manor, Goodwood House, Burghley House, and Weston Park Foundation.
At BADA Fair, TM Lighting will install the TM Goodwood Picture Lights to light the paintings within the Philip de László: An Anniversary Celebration exhibition. The TM Goodwood Picture Light has been selected for its classical style, finished in gold to work with the exhibition designed in the style of a classical museum collection which will include original gilded frames and vibrant blue walls. Designed to fit seamlessly into the aesthetic of classical historic buildings, and museum collections, the TM Goodwood Picture Light includes a true colour LED module (+95 CRI), uniform light projection and a deep hood design for added glare control. The TM Goodwood Picture Light comfortably lights canvases up to 4 metres in height, from 1 to 22 watts of power, extra long lamp life – 50,000hrs (approx 15 years).
Andrew Molyneux, Co-Founder, TM Lighting, will join a panel of industry experts to judge the annual BADA Fair Stand Awards, 2019.
Left: Self portrait :Philip de László, 1925, oil on canvas 73.7 x 56.5cm, Courtesy of The de Laszlo Archive Trust © de Laszlo Foundation
Right: Countess Beatty, née Ethel Field, 1911, oil on board, 88.9 x 68.6 cm, Courtesy of The de Laszlo Archive Trust © de Laszlo Foundation
BADA 2019 will be held at Duke of York Square, London SW3 4LY
BADA 2019 Opening Hours
Wednesday 20 March 2019 11.00 – 20.00
Thursday 21 March 2019 11.00 – 20.00
Friday 22 March 2019 11.00 – 20.00
Saturday 23 March 2019 11.00 – 18.00
Sunday 24 March 2019 11.00 – 18.00
Monday 25 March 2019 11.00 – 20.00
Tuesday 26 March 2019 11.00 – 18.00
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Founded in 1918, BADA (The British Antique Dealers’ Association) is the leading trade association for the fine art, design and antiques community. Its members are carefully vetted and selected for their wealth of experience, professional integrity, and the exceptional quality and craftsmanship of their stock. Many of its members are internationally recognised for their expertise and unparalleled knowledge in their chosen field of speciality.
TM Lighting partners with leading designers of Belgravia’s Pimlico Road to deliver new VIP Lounge for Collect
30th January 2019
TM Lighting joins designers of the Pimlico Road Design District, led by interior designer Douglas Mackie to create new VIP Lounge at Collect 2019
· Participating brands include Collier Webb, Cox London, FBC London, Luke Irwin and Soane Britain with support from Howe London and TM Lighting
· Collect: International Art Fair for Modern Craft and Design, presented by the Crafts Council takes place at the Saatchi Gallery in Chelsea, London from 28 February to 3 March 2019.
Grosvenor Britain & Ireland (‘Grosvenor’) and a selection of brands from Belgravia’s Pimlico Road Design District, will partner with Collect 2019 to deliver its new VIP Lounge.
Recognised as one of Britain’s leading interior designers, Douglas Mackie has collaborated with Collier Webb, Cox London, FBC London, Luke Irwin and Soane Britain to curate a richly textured and coloured room. Additional brands supporting the partnership include Howe London and TM Lighting.
With texture and craft at its heart, visitors to the VIP Lounge can expect a more luxurious space that feels like a private club, in contrast to the rest of the fair. The space will feature handcrafted works which have been specifically created the participating designers.
TM Lighting is pleased to collaborate with designers of Belgravia’s Pimlico Road to illuminate the pieces and designs within the space drawing focus and attention to the tones and fabrics within the Lounge using their high colour rendition LED GalleryOneFifty spotlights.
Presented by the Crafts Council, the 15th edition of Collect takes place at the Saatchi Gallery in Chelsea, London from 28 February to 3 March 2019. Collect features over 40 international galleries, each curating their own stands to sell work made in the last five years by the world’s leading living artists and designers. The fair also presents Collect Open, a platform for ambitious, conceptual craft-led installations by individual artists and collectives.
Forming part of Grosvenor’s London estate, Pimlico Road is one of the capital’s most important design districts, showcasing inspiring design, interiors and lifestyle brands with best in-class craftsmanship, authenticity and style. The district is home to flagship stores for some of the world’s most renowned design brands, including the Collect supporters, as well as Howe London, Linley, Rose Uniacke and Robert Kime.
Douglas Mackie, Douglas Mackie Design, said: “The Collect VIP Lounge will bring together some of the most prestigious brands from Pimlico Road, each with craftsmanship at their core, and present a cohesive scheme that celebrates the strengths and the diversity of this internationally renowned design district. The room is conceived as a richly textured and deeply comfortable club-like space, with luxury as its defining characteristic.”
Paul O’Grady, South Belgravia Director, Grosvenor Britain & Ireland, said: “We are proud to partner with Collect to showcase the true craftsmanship of one of London’s most important design communities. Pimlico Road does not just bear the names of famous designers; it is one where visitors can meet the designers and makers behind these esteemed brands.”
Isobel Dennis, Fair Director, Collect said: “The Crafts Council is delighted to have the support of Grosvenor Britain & Ireland for Collect, its international art fair for modern craft and design. Grosvenor’s commitment to contemporary craft and design, through the growth of the Pimlico Road Design District and its support of Collect, is vital in reinforcing the UK as a world leader in this field.”
About Grosvenor Britain & Ireland www.grosvenor.com
About the Pimlico Road Design District www.pimlicoroaddesigndistrict.com
About Douglas Mackie Design www.douglasmackie.com
About the Crafts Council www.collect2019.org.uk
London Art Fair 2019: The Living Collection, lit by TM Lighting
Towner has been chosen as the Museum Partner for the 2019 edition of the London Art Fair, which takes place from 16th to 20th January. Towner will be presenting The Living Collection, an exhibition that celebrates the gallery’s rich heritage of collecting, exhibiting and championing contemporary art for almost a century.
Towner’s exhibition at the fair will showcase a selection of works that are significant to the history of the gallery and its collection and will look at the way it has been shaped by its dedicated and innovative curators, who have sought to promote and support the most significant living artists of their time. As the gallery moves towards its centenary in 2023, the collection will play an important role in interpreting the last hundred years of regional history and be used as a catalyst to talk about the future.
Demonstrating the strength of the Towner Collection as an active, evolving body of contemporary art, the exhibition will feature modern and contemporary works by Eric Ravilious, Edward Bawden, John Nash, William Nicholson, Duncan Grant, William Gear, Gertrude Hermes, Tirzah Garwood, and Wolfgang Tillmans.
This selection will not only highlight the role of Sussex as ‘The Artists’ County’, a place of inspiration which has nurtured artists and makers but will also champion key figures from its history that promoted radical thinking and inspired social change throughout the twentieth century.
To celebrate their exhibition at London Art Fair 2019, Towner is commissioning a new wallpaper artwork responding to the collection, which will form the backdrop of the Towner’s display at the Fair.
TM Lighting – Leading Specialists in Lighting Art
TM Lighting work closely with some of the world’s most prestigious clients to light and preserve their art collections, through vastly superior lighting, combining their products with technical expertise and a highly specialist advisory service. TM Lighting design and manufacture award winning luminaires and lights which incorporate advanced LED technology and a unique balance of colour rendition, temperature and consistency. Superior picture and accent lights ensure the colour within each artwork is rich, the canvas evenly illuminated, and the pigments conserved.
Clients range from stately homes such as Waddesdon Manor Rothschild Collection, English Heritage Apsley House, Historic Royal Palaces Hillsborough Castle and Hampton Court Palace to high-profile global galleries and auction houses such as The National Gallery, Christie’s and Sotheby’s, high-end retail spaces such as Harrods and Selfridges and a roster of private clients, collectors and residences all over the world.
At London Art Fair 2019, TM Lighting will provide specialist art lighting for Towner Gallery’s important exhibition utilising the LED GalleryOneFifty, a high-performance spotlight with narrow optics and a magnetic, quick change lens, which is ideally suited for lighting in galleries and museums with tall ceilings and rolling collections. Additionally, TM Lighting will use their superior Slim Light Pro Picture Lights.
TM Lighting are pleased to also be lighting JGM Gallery’s presentation (Stand 4) for their group show of work by contemporary artists Ralph Anderson, Juan Bolivar, Alice Wilson, Doris Bush Nungarrayi, Bob Gibson, Dominic Beattie, Danie Mellor.
To coincide with this presentation, TM Lighting will host ‘Satellite’, a group exhibition curated by JGM Gallery, on display at TM Lighting Gallery from 18th January – 15th March 2019. A Private View of ‘Satellite’ will take place at TM Lighting Gallery from 6.30pm – 8.30pm, Wednesday 13th February 2019.
On Wednesday 16th January TM Lighting is participating in London Art Fair’s Museum Day talk at ‘Going Behind The Scenes for Curatorial Care’, 12 – 1pm.
Talk description: What are the concerns around conservation in heritage and modern collections? How can technology enable better care and display? What are the considerations for artists, curators and gallerists to display exhibitions in a safe and cost-effective way?
The discussion will include:
- Cristina Alfonsin, Collection Manager for Rothschild Foundation, for the collection displayed at Waddesdon Manor and Spencer House
- Andrew Molyneux, Co-Founder, TM Lighting
- Matthew Travers, Director, Piano Nobile
- Corinne Farmer, Conservator, Towner Gallery
This talk aimed at museum professionals is by private invitation by London Art Fair, only. For more information about London Art Fair visit www.londonartfair.co.uk/
Image: Eric Ravilious, Downs in Winter, 1935, (c) The Towner Collection