13.03.2016 - 18.03.2016 — Hall: 1.2 Stand: J 05
In 2006 the German architect Ben Wirth founded the company benwirth licht. His Munich based studio is more than a studio and a workshop - it is also his personal science lab, a room to experiment with light and materials. In collaboration with his team, this is where Ben Wirth designs exclusive lights and lighting systems. Moreover, the company benwirth licht is a lighting design studio that develops individual lighting design concepts, bespoke light installations and one-offs for private clients, entrepreneurs, hotels, restaurants, banks and shops.
In 2009 Ben Wirth had his breakthrough with the halogen pendant lamp Incredible Bulb. An LED version, LEDed B., was launched successfully in 2014. By now the "empty light bulbs" can be seen in different renowned places such as the “Pakta” in Barcelona, or the traditional German restaurant “Donisl”, in the historic center of Munich. This year Ben Wirth will show two extraordinary new products at the Light + Building trade fair. The first, O'Tool, is a square panel with almost invisible slots for LED light sources that can be used as one single piece or additively in order to create shining murals. The second novelty, Spaceflower, is a colorful eye-catcher for the sideboard. Limited editions of O'Tool and Spaceflower will also be exposed off the fairground, at the LUMINALE: The exhibition Boarderlight! Between Art & Design will take place from March 13th to March18th, Niddastrasse 63, 60329 Frankfurt, next to the gallery RUNDGÆNGER. Opening hours 5 – 9 p.m.
Our company benwirth licht is a German manufactory based in Munich. We develop individual lighting concepts for private homes and public spaces and design and produce exclusive customized fixtures, one-offs and installations. Our portfolio also embraces a small collection of exquisite serial lamps, which we distribute in Germany and abroad.
Ben Wirth, designer and founder of benwirth licht: "To me, working with light is an exciting adventure that inspires and challenges me every single day. Ten years ago, my wife and I founded my “light laboratory“ benwirth licht, where we have been designing, building and experimenting ever since. Between 2006 and 2016 many products, objects and installations have come to life: some of them have graduated to serial production, others have remained one-offs, are still under development or are being redeveloped. But they all have one thing in common: they are all about light!
O'Tool is a square, flat surface, sized 496 x 496 mm, with integrated electronics and almost...
Spaceflower is a bright little flower for your shelf or side table. The frontal movable light...
Limited editions of O'Tool and Spaceflower will be exposed in hall 1.2 / J05. An installation...
LEDed B. is the LED version of the halogen lamp Incredible Bulb. The LED is hidden in the lampholder...