The two-day event was staged at Islington’s Business Design Centre (photo: Paula Duck)
UK - The LiGHT23 expo, staged in London for the second year, stepped up several levels according to the team from specialist architectural LED lighting brand Anolis, which showcased its three current main product lines - Calumma, Ambiane and Eminere - at the two-day event in Islington’s Business Design Centre.
The show, which launched in 2022, has been developed as a forum and a meeting place for the design community. Manufacturers can demonstrate their latest technologies and lighting designers, architects, interior, exterior and visual designers can gather to see the latest innovations and attend a full programme of talks, panel discussions and seminars embracing topics and issues relevant to the built environment world.
“Visitor numbers were definitely up, especially on the first day, and we saw a steady stream of high-quality people on both days from a broad spectrum of the industry, from lighting designers and architects to integrators, installers and end users,” commented Ashley Popple, Anolis’ London & Southeast business development manager.
He added: “Apart from a great buzz, it was also a convincing networking event at which we saw existing clients and made plenty of new contacts, also providing some excellent opportunities to touch base with a range of busy industry professionals who are sometimes difficult to otherwise pin down!”
The first night ‘social’ and late opening offered less formal but equally valuable social engagement time, and Ashley felt that the extended opening hours also drew many people for the show, allowing them to work around busy schedules.
The new Anolis stand design created for the expo reflected the brand’s streamlined approach to presentation and the growing importance of having products accompanied by meaningful information as well as eye-catching settings. A large video wall at the back of the stand featured specially created rolling content relevant to all products and their applications.
An elegant new sloping Eminere stand display located to the side of the booth showed off the four different lengths of this low-profile linear LED fixture, and Eminere proved a star product here getting plenty of interest and enquiries.
The Ambiane range was also well received. The new stand design enabled three different pendant formats of Ambiane to be displayed hanging at the side, and the new layout also had the full Calumma range on display from the smallest to the largest for the five current fixtures.
“The stand really came alive with these three different product ranges being displayed in their entirety,” noted Ashley.
Artistic Licence, like Anolis, also ‘A Robe Business’ related to the Czech lighting manufacturer Robe lighting s.r.o., showed a selection of its neat and most recent lighting control products and solutions which are popular with numerous systems integrators and installers.
The stand was designed as a ‘zero-to-landfill’ concept, made from fully reusable materials to underline Anolis’ historic and ongoing commitment to sustainability which was one of the founding principles of the brand when launched in 2005.

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