LED IS MORE – BAC Design exhibition by Niko Koronis
Opening reception: Wednesday November 6, from 6 pm – 9 pm.
We are in the midst of a transformation in the way we design, make and use the lighting objects that surround us. Light Emitting Diodes have led to what was until recently, a series of unimaginable improvements in terms of durability, environmental performance, long life and energy efficiency. Yet, apart from these obvious benefits, LEDs’ significance lies also in the fact that they provide designers with an unprecedented opportunity to experiment with and explore new aesthetics that are free of the typical limitations of conventional fittings. “LED IS MORE” is such an experiment.
Specifically designed for the Beirut Art Center and locally produced in Beirut, this collection of lighting objects being exhibited is the direct result of an investigation of the possibilities offered by one of the most important technological developments in the field of lighting design.
Niko Koronis graduated in architecture from the Welsh School of Architecture, where a year later he did his Master degree in Environmental Design of Buildings. He then moved to Milan, where he attended Domus Academy and obtained the Master in Design with distinction. He spent a year as the Master’s Design Tutor, after which he studied for his Phd in Architecture at the Architectural Association in London. He has been a Fellow at Central Saint Martins and a researcher at the Alvar Aalto Foundation in Helsinki. He has taught, lectured and undertaken research in architecture, product and urban design in several universities throughout the world and has taken part in several exhibitions, amongst which the Venice Biennale and the Triennale di Milano.
Date: November 6 at 6:00pm until January 11 at 8:00pm
Venue: Beirut Art Center, Jisr El Wati area/Souk el Ahad – Lebanon