International design events taking place in April 2019

Published: 7 April 2019 - 5:12 a.m.
By: Michael Hasenstab


Fiera Milano, Italy
April 9 to 14, 2019

Euroluce is a biennial international lighting exhibition, which was established in 1976. It presents the most innovative solutions in the field of light for interior and exterior use. This is the fair’s 30th edition which will see more than 420 global exhibitors showcasing their latest products and technological advances in the indoor, outdoor and industrial lighting, shows and events, hospital and special use lighting, home automation and lighting systems, light sources and lighting application software.

It has become not just a meeting place and business networking venue,but also the leading trade fair in the field of eco-sustainability and energy saving in both the decorative and the lighting technology sectors.

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Things that go together

The Nicosia Municipal Arts Centre, Cyprus
Through July 20, 2019

London-based lighting designer Michael Anastassiades has curated a collection of his work from the past 12 years for the Things That Go Together exhibition in his native Cyprus, in a gallery located in a converted powerhouse in the historic centre of the Cypriot capital.

The showcase brings together pieces created for the designer's eponymous brand with those he has designed for well-known manufacturers including, Italian brands, Flos and B&B Italia.

In addition to presenting finished works from the studio’s archive, the exhibition also puts the spotlight on the Anastassiadess’ research to give an insight into his working process. Another highlight is his personal collection of objects such as stones he has collected since his childhood.

Exhibits are arranged on the gallery’s marble floor rather than being presented in cases or on plinths, allowing visitors to map their own path through the exhibition, reflecting his spontaneous creative process.

Anastassiades has collaborated with many reputed firms such London-based furniture company SCP and heritage French tableware brand, Puiforcat.

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Workspace expo

Porte de Versailles, Paris, France
April 16 to 18, 2019

The annual Workspace Expo presents a range of products for offices. At the 2018 edition, more than 200 exhibitors, and 16,000 visitors made the iteration the most successful one so far. The event provides networking opportunities as well as insights into new trends in the workplace design sector.

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Circular flows – the toilet revolution

Triennale di Milano, Italy
Through September 1, 2019

The renowned Viennese design studio EOOS has developed the revolutionary prototype of a toilet for urine separation (urine trap), which offers a systemic design solution to fight the global nitrogen problem, one of the biggest causes of water pollution. The official Austrian contribution to the XXII Triennale di Milano presents the urine trap in a flush toilet, developed together with the Swiss ceramics manufacturer LAUFEN, and embedded in a multimedia installation (by Process Studio, Vienna, with a light display by Zumtobel) that illustrates the ecological interaction of coastal waters, sewage systems and agriculture. The exhibition shows the contribution the urine separation toilet can make to the repair of the nitrogen cycle and thus to the preservation of the ecological boundaries of our planet.

The project is based on research by Eawag, the Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science and Technology, for the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. As an internationally active design studio working for brands such as Adidas, Armani, bulthaup, Walter Knoll, LAUFEN, Herman Miller, Zumtobel, i.a., EOOS actively takes on projects in the social and sustainable design realms. The Austrian contribution was commissioned by MAK — Museum of Applied Arts, Vienna.

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