Light Cognitive’s Oculus Artificial Skylight Mimics The Real Thing

Designed by Light Cognitive for a retail client in Barcelona, the Oculus artificial skylight reproduces the colors, contrast and clarity of the skies above—even though it doesn’t offer a true view of the outside. Throughout the course of a 24-hour cycle, Oculus conveys the rich warm hues of a sunrise, clear blue sky by midday and the dimming of the evening sun. Not only does …

Redesigning Washington DC’s Iconic Restaurant, Sequoia

The new gallery-like space features Hitoshi Kuriyama light art and pieces by Sol Lewitt

Every so often, one might glance at a light fixture and understand that it’s far more than just an appliance. It’s impossible not to feel this way about Hitoshi Kuriyama‘s wall-to-wall light sculpture at the newly redesigned Sequoia. Ark Restaurant founder Michael Weinstein tapped Jeffrey Beers International for the dramatic reimagining—and Weinstein’s personal art collection was the inspiration. Weinstein and Beers sought to turn the …

Tom Dixon Studio’s New Greene Street Store + Pop-Up Flash Factory

NYCxDesign ushers in two substantial developments for the beloved brand

As New York Design Week begins to reveal innumerable treasures, Tom Dixon Studio joins the front of the pack with two notable gifts to the city. First, Tom Dixon is expanding his presence stateside with a two-story Greene St shop in SoHo. It’s 6,700-square-feet of lighting, furniture and home accessories. A wonderland of sorts, with his signature reinvented geometries, eye-catching materials and curious, comfortable chairs, …