On 18th January 2018, TM Lighting joined the panel at the annual Share Museums East Collections Care Conference ‘Is Seeing Believing?’
In association with the University of Cambridge Museums Collections Care and Conservation Programme explored the current challenges in heritage lighting.
Much has been written over the years about light in museums, galleries and historic properties. Monitoring equipment and scientific data is more accessible than ever before. But where do we go from here? What do we do with the data? How do we apply this knowledge? And what does it mean for the smallest to the largest of collection?
TM Lighting discussed the benefits of using LEDs in galleries and heritage spaces, including quality of light, sensitivity of light, and product selections.
The panel included:
Mick Stanley, Independent Researcher – Introduction to lighting in general and Government Indemnity Scheme requirements
Chris Woods, National Conservation Services – Standards and Guidelines, PAS 198 and EN16893 etc
Analytik – current available technology and technological limitation
Helena Rodwell, Fitzwilliam Museum – Light mapping
Vicky Singleton, UCM Zoology and National Army Museum – lighting commissioning and fitting during major works
On 22, Aug 2017 | In News | By ADMIN
28th September – 15th December 2017 (weekdays by appointment).
From 27th September, an exhibition of work by contemporary artists, Tamsin Relly and Henry Hussey, will go on display for three months at TM Lighting. Curated by Jo Baring of the Ingram Collection, the exhibition is a collaboration with TM Lighting as part of our ongoing programme of exhibitions supporting emerging artists.
Hussey and Relly will collaborate for the first time in a two-person exhibition ‘Planet on Fire’. Their works both address current socio-political and environmental issues. Relly’s multi-layered, tonal and expressive paintings will juxtapose Hussey’s bold striking works in tapestry, alongside a selection of new original prints by both artists.
Baring comments “It’s wonderful to collaborate with TM Lighting to provide a platform to show the work of two such exciting artists at a similar stage in their career, having shown together in past group shows this is the first time they will present an exhibition as a duo. In different ways, each are responding to a world in crises. Hussey’s work with a more socio-political emphasis, and Relly’s from more of an environmental angle – global warming, extinction of species, and depletion of ecosystems. The result is a vibrant and thought-provoking exhibition.”
Images: Left, Henry Hussey, detail of Bestiary, 2017, Right, Tamsin Relly, detail of River Dolphin 2017
Private View: 6.30pm – 8.30pm, Wednesday 27th September 2017
Dates of exhibition: 28th September – 15th December 2017
Closing event: Artist & Curator Talk, at TM Lighting 6.30pm – 8.30pm, 13th December 2017.
Opening hours: Weekdays during office open hours, by prior appointment only.
Venue: TM Lighting, Unit 10, 21 Wren Street, London, WC1X 0HF
TM Lighting are pleased to support artists through hosting annual exhibitions and providing complimentary exhibition space. All artworks shown in the exhibition are for sale and TM Lighting do not take any commission.
Lighting up ‘Transmission’ by Ross Lovegrove at the V&A
Architectural lighting specialists, SEAM Design, has partnered with lighting experts, TM Lighting to light Ross Lovegrove’s installation ‘Transmission’, presented by Alcantara at the V&A as part of London Design Festival, 16 – 24th September 2017.
Transmission is a collaboration between Alcantara and British designer, Ross Lovegrove, on display in the Victoria and Albert Museum’s Tapestries Room for London Design Festival. Inspired by the 15th century Devonshire Hunting Tapestries at the V&A, Lovegrove created a spectacular 21-metre-long fluid and free-standing three-dimensional tapestry, which is made entirely from Alcantara®, the renowned Italian material. A tactile and pliable material, the soft undulating folds of the installation reflect and highlight both colours and forms of the medieval tapestries. The versatility of the material is highlighted in the different methods of treatment, including colouring and embellishment.
Championing innovation and excellence in lighting design, SEAM Design has created the lighting for a number of landmark installations at the museum since 2011. Following three previously successful world-class lighting designs at the V&A with TM Lighting, they embarked on a new collaboration for Lovegrove’s visionary installation to provide LED accent spots to illuminate the installation. Choosing TM Lighting is a result of their continued research and investment into a range of products that matches and often surpasses museum-grade lighting in terms of light quality and light distribution.
“We’re excited to be invited once again by London Design Festival to provide specialist art lighting at The V&A in collaboration with Seam Design. This year, to illuminate Ross Lovegrove’s ‘Transmission’, we’ve utilised our new TM Zero 150 gallery LED spotlight which provides a focused beam ideal for museum ceiling heights to beautifully highlight the undulating folds and loops in Alcantara’s® unique textural material, framing scenes within the V&A’s historic tapestries, whilst also considering conservation light levels to preserve the delicate fabrics.”
Harry Triggs, Founder and Director, TM Lighting
The design concept was to provide specialist lighting that would bring out the rich colours within the unique fabric, which has been specially dyed to colour-match tones within the surrounding tapestries, and delicately light the top edges in the loops of Alcantara® where viewers can intuitively consider the tapestry through the evocative folds of the material. The design of the artwork frames particular themes and scenes within the tapestries to view through the folds, creating an interactive experience for visitors, which merges design, creativity and art. It was therefore important for the lighting to be carefully positioned, working within tight angles to highlight the textures and faces of the frames only, and not the sides of the folds. Through a simple system, the lighting provides multi-layered experiences of the ‘Transmission’ as the centrepiece by illuminating the continuous ribbon of fabric as well as the surrounding historical tapestries in the room. It’s shaped to create a continuous curtain of light that falls on the edges of the folds on both sides of the sculpture, where visitors can appreciate and experience the piece in its finer details.
“The aim of the design was to not detract from the tapestries themselves, whilst focusing the attention on ‘Transmission’. The challenge was to feature the installation as a centrepiece and connect it to the tapestries, to create an artistic ambiance. Whist ‘Transmission’ is the singular sculptural object in the room, it also invites visitors to experience the tapestries in a different way by framing elements of their compositions through the loops. The balance of the light projecting onto the centrepiece and tapestries helps to tie these pieces together to create an immersive art experience.”
Marci Song, Director, SEAM Design
The lighting makes the colours rich and vibrant, highlighting the gold thread detail that creates a beautiful undulating highlight of continual light along the top of the folds where a 2700k warm light level was implemented to work with the dimly lit, serenity and stillness of the Tapestry room. Providing a bespoke lighting solution that brings art to light, the installation sees the launch of the new, innovative Zero 150 Gallery Spotlight, which features no forward heat throw or UV rays. The design is entirely focussed on the installation and not the delicate tapestries where careful monitoring the ambient light levels is in place to ensure levels do not reach beyond 50 lux. The 15th century tapestries are priceless pieces of art, which are therefore sensitive to UV light. This design consideration was accommodated by using the best choice of spotlights and UV levels. Warming filters were also utilised to draw out the depth and richness of the colours and textures of the fabric to create a ‘light curtain’ across the folds of the sculpture. This accentuates the continuous ribbon that occupies the length of the Tapestry Room. The result is a balance between the lighting of the tapestries and lighting for the sculpture that creates an interaction between ‘Transmission’ and the tapestries, where the tapestries can be viewed in a new dimension. Sometimes their beauty and detail is overlooked, but the lighting design has brought a new way of viewing the pieces, showcasing the beautiful colours, textures and detail that invites the viewer to appreciate these aspects in a way that has gone unnoticed.
Transmission: Ross Lovegrove
Tapestries, Room 94
16 September to 8 October 2017
Image credits: ©Ross Lovegrove
Transmission installation L25m x H1.8m x W1m.
Tapestry Room is 7.3m high, 5.3m from the top of the piece.
Estimated 26-28 Zero150 required to light the piece.
About SEAM Design
SEAM Design have also provided lighting design for the Reflection Room by Flynn Talbot, an immersive coloured light experience that will be the first London Design Festival installation to be housed in the Prince Consort Gallery.
SEAM Design is a London architectural lighting design studio providing services to residential clients, architects and other design consultants.
About TM Lighting
TM Lighting provided lighting for previous editions of London Design Festival at V&A including FOIL, by Benjamin Hubert, Layer, in 2016, and the Ogham Wall installations for Grafton Architects in 2015.
TM Lighting is the designer and manufacturer of a new generation of LED lighting products for the art world.
On 14, Jul 2017 | In News | By ADMIN
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Casa Botelho and TM Lighting’s design collaboration creates an ultra-luxurious cocktail experience – with a martini served in its best light.
Over the years, the martini has become one of most recognised and celebrated drinks of the rich and famous. Described by Brooks White as “the elixir of quietude” or the drink that made Hemingway “feel civilized”.
With a shared obsession for art and light, (and a sophisticated tipple!), TM Lighting – British designer and maker of a new generation of LED luminaries for the art and high-end retail market – collaborated with luxury emporium Casa Botelho to create a bespoke martini table, The Bronx Table Light, an innovative adaptation on Casa Botelho’s Bronx range within the Martini Collection.
Casa Botelho’s love for symmetry and Art Deco design, and of James Bond movies, started the collection to fulfil a design need for small, statement, worldly and sexy tables for the glamorous home setting for serving and enjoying a cocktail. The elegantly designed Martini Collection has historic and global influences. The sculptured geometric shapes give a gentle nod to Art Deco, while the materials and finishes, reference a more Bauhaus style. The martini tables are versatile and offer an extra arm’s length comfort – a must for enjoying your favourite cocktail!
Creating a colourful cocktail like no other, The Bronx Table Light makes the cocktail the star of the show, perfect for low-lit spaces and intimate cocktail lounges. Like a jewel in a crown, the high-performance LED creates a sparkling prism upon the crystal martini glass, showcasing the vibrancy of the cocktail in full spectrum – thus, the cocktail becomes a work of art in-itself.
A pool of light upon the table top not only focuses on your cocktail, but also creates a seductive pool of light that draws you to a specific seating location – a destination for enjoying your cocktail. This alleviates the overcrowding that a table, together with a floor lamp in cosy cocktail lounges and lifestyle projects can create. The lighting element is in- built to the table frame, so the piece is all-in-one, eliminating need for an additional source of light.
João Botelho, Founder and Creative Director of Casa Botelho comments “Lighting has always been my favourite element of an interior space. I love the way a chandelier can transform a room, how diffused light can evoke a sense of sensuality, and how a glamorous lamp can not only be a statement piece but also play a functional role in the ambience of space. I’ve been waiting to find the right partner to develop a Casa Botelho lighting piece, and when I met Harry and Andrew from TM Lighting, it was a perfect match! By bringing together our Bronx Martini Table and TM Lighting’s exceptional expertise, we’ve created an elegant rendition that offers an ultra-luxurious cocktail experience with a pop of illuminated colour!”
Harry Triggs and Andrew Molyneux, Co-Founders and Directors of TM Lighting comment: “We love innovating, so when João Botelho approached us about a design collaboration, it presented a rare challenge and a wonderfully creative opportunity for TM Lighting to expand our portfolio within luxury interiors. Combining Casa Botelho’s glamorous style with TM’s ethos to create the truest experience of colour through our high colour rendition LEDs, we’ve achieved an entirely unique product to launch at Clerkenwell Design Week in Spring 2017. And – of course – who doesn’t love admiring a beautifully presented cocktail before enjoying it?”
Contact details for enquiries: João Botelho e: firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.casabotelho.com
On 14, Jul 2017 | In News | By ADMIN
TM Lighting Official Art Lighting Partner for Masterpiece London 2017
TM Lighting is delighted to announce their collaboration with Masterpiece London as official ‘Art Lighting Partner’ at pivotal art event during the capital’s Summer art scene.
TM Lighting partnered as art lighting specialists across specific aspects to the fair, including lighting a series of major exhibits, showcases and installations using TM Lighting products. The partnership follows a series of high profile projects from TM Lighting, including most recently supporting Damien Hirst’s presence and ‘comeback’ at this year’s Venice Art Biennale.
“We are pleased to welcome so many world-renowned exhibitors this year and we look forward to another outstanding edition of Masterpiece London, where galleries will represent the very best in their fields across categories. This year we are proud to partner with TM Lighting as our Art Lighting Partner who will be lighting several of our monumental sculptures and artworks within the Fair, as well as The Cape Reimagined, an exhibition by Burberry, and our brand new Patron & VIP Lounge.” Philip Hewat-Jaboor, Chairman of Masterpiece London
Helix, Sandra Blow, 1990, courtesy Fine Art Society
Masterpiece Fair, painting by Hiroshi Senju, Waterfall, 2014, Sundaram Tagore gallery
Lynn Chadwick ‘Sitting Figure’ Bronze, 1962, Pangolin
As art lighting specialist, TM Lighting has looked carefully at the overall space, the specific needs of each gallery and the artwork itself including both 2D and 3D pieces, before developing the bespoke lighting solutions. Below is an outline of the exhibits, spaces and installations which have been lit by TM Lighting at Masterpiece London 2017.
Located in walkways throughout the fair, significant artworks supported by TM Lighting include: An Eduardo Paolozzi bronze head (c1957-8) for Offer Waterman Gallery, ‘Sitting Figure’ (1962) in bronze by sculptor and artist Lynn Chadwick for Pangolin, ‘Waterfall’ (2014) by Japanese painter Hiroshi Senju for Sundaram Tagore, a historic pair of cannon cast by Spanish gunfounder Mathias Solano (c1747) for Peter Finer, ‘Helix’ by painter Sandra Blow for The Fine Art Society and a Roman statue of Silvanus in marble, dated 1st Century A.D. for Colnaghi.
– This year, Masterpiece launched MASTERPIECE PRESENTS, a new large-scale exhibition space supported by TM Lighting and showcasing a specially commissioned installation by Iván Navarro, enhancing the Fair’s contemporary offering. The artwork Impenetrable Room, 2017, has been commissioned by New York based Paul Kasmin Gallery, who join the Fair for the first time.
– TM Lighting has also lit and supported ‘The Cape Reimagined’, an installation by Burberry, the fair’s Preview Day Partner.
– Internationally renowned and award winning Interior Designer, Maurizio Pellizzoni, has designed the Lecture Theatre at this year’s Masterpiece, with a theme of ‘Secret Garden’. Featured works here include several acrylics by John Golding for Piano Nobile, works from Louise Nelevson from Cortesi Gallery and Ricardo Mazal and Sohan Qadri for Gallery Sundaram Tagore.
– Masterpiece London’s Principal Sponsor, Royal Bank of Canada, has presented photographs by contemporary Canadian artist Edward Burtynsky within the RBC lounge; TM Lighting have lit a key piece situated in the entrance to this space – ‘Phospher Trailing Pond’ #2 (2012).
– TM Lighting has showcased the different effects light can create in lighting precious jewels, working with fine art jewellers Symbolic and Chase to highlight the beauty of the jewellery on display, in addition to a showcase chandelier from Mauritz Waldemeyer and working with TM Lighting LED elements.
– TM Lighting lit the new Patrons and VIP Lounge in collaboration with Cox London and Tim Gosling Design
– TM Lighting has provided specialist art lighting for The Fine Art Society’s stand as well as antique clock dealers, Carter Marsh & Co.
For Masterpiece London 2017, TM Lighting previewed a new lighting product developed specifically for Masterpiece; the Zero150, a gallery spotlight with narrow optics and a magnetic, quick change lens, which is ideally suited for lighting in galleries with tall ceilings and rolling collections.
Harry Triggs and Andew Molyneux
TM Lighting is steered by recognised experts and Co-founders Andrew Molyneux and Harry Triggs. It is from their combined backgrounds in lighting and product design, along with a shared passion for art, which has seen the business grow from inception in 2012 to become the UK’s leading art lighting specialist in 2017.
‘’We are honoured to be supporting Masterpiece London as the event’s official art lighting partner. We have been involved in the event in previous years with several of our clients and for 2017, will also preview our Zero150 light which will be used in lighting some of the magnificent artworks which can be seen this year’’ Andrew Molyneux, Co-founder TM Lighting
Images of artworks lit by TM Lighting, photography Marcus Peel.
Images of Harry Triggs and Harry Molyneux pictured in The VIP and Patrons Lounge
– Masterpiece London runs from 29 June – 5 July, 2017 at South Grounds, The Royal Hospital Chelsea, London, SW3 4LW. Masterpiece London 2018 returns 28th June.
– TM Lighting – Manufacturers and Lighting Specialists
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 Goodwood House and Hampton Court Palace to high-profile global galleries and auction houses such as The National Gallery, Christie’s and de Pury, high-end retail spaces such as Harrods and Selfridges and a roster of private clients, collectors and residences all over the world.
– More about Zero150
Zero150 is a gallery spotlight with narrow 4 and 9 degree optics and magnetic quick change lenses. The 4˚ narrow beam width is really important as it is difficult to achieve with LEDs. Galleries with tall ceilings need narrow beam spotlights as the diameter of the beam gets larger and more diffuse the further away you get from the light source; narrow beam lights are better for lighting sculpture. The snap on lens is perfect for ‘selling’ and ‘public’ galleries with rolling art collections as it makes the focusing element much faster and allows us to change the beam width to wider beams, or add other accessories key to the focusing of the artwork.
– For sales enquiries please contact: TM Lighting, Unit 10, 21 Wren Street, London, WC1X OHF / 020 7278 1600 / email@example.com
On 25, May 2017 | In News | By ADMIN
This Summer, the Magma Group of artists will be exhibiting new paintings in a show entitled ‘Spectrum’. The theme of the show is in response to the exhibition venue, TM Lighting, designers and makers of specialist lighting products for the art market.
Works of intense colour saturations, and of relatively large scale will aim to create a dynamic with the lighting design. The artists have produced works that will particularly benefit from TM Lighting’s technology used to ensure the colour within each artwork is rich, the canvas evenly illuminated and the pigments conserved. The paintings will range between the figurative and abstract, and high-performance LED lighting will be used to excite the eye in interesting and subtle ways, to show the paintings at their optimum.
Private view: Wednesday 7th June, 6pm – 9pm
Exhibition dates: 8th June – 25th August 2017 open weekdays by appointment.
Location: TM Lighting Exhibition Space
Exhibiting artists: Kimbal Quist Bumstead
Gary William Myatt
Images by the artists can be seen at www.themagmagroup.co.uk
On 25, May 2017 | In News | By ADMIN
TM Lighting provided specialist art lighting for Art Circle, an innovative art platform which organises museum-quality pop-up exhibitions worldwide with the aim of promoting Modern and Contemporary Art. Curated by Bettina Ruhrberg The Focusing Room includes works by artists, Adolf Luther, Alberto Biasi, Heinz Mack, Christian Megert, Nicolas Schöffer, Peter Sedgley, Nanda Vigo. Read more