Delta Light expands its global network with a new London showroom

After opening a series of exclusive showrooms in New York, Moscow, Paris, Amsterdam, Milan, Bogota, Saint Petersburg, Bangkok, Miami and other design capitals, Delta Light presents a brand new showroom in the heart of London.

New Delta Light London Showroom ©David Parker

New Delta Light London Showroom ©David Parker

Set in a repurposed railway arch, the impressive new Delta Light showroom houses offices, meeting rooms, a light lab and a multifunctional presentation and events area. And of course, the latest Delta Light products from The Lighting Bible 12 catalogue are on glorious display in the showroom.

New Delta Light London Showroom ©David Parker

New Delta Light London Showroom ©David Parker

“The UK is one of our key markets worldwide, while London is known for its trendsetting community of architects and designers who work on global projects,” explains Jan Ameloot, Managing Director of Delta Light. “With the new showroom, our goal was to showcase our products and inspire and share our expertise with the local market, as well as to offer a meeting place to discuss projects.”

New Delta Light London Showroom ©David Parker

New Delta Light London Showroom ©David Parker

The showroom is in an ideal location: just a short walk from the Tate Modern and a stone’s throw from Southwark, Waterloo and London Bridge stations, the showroom is nestled in the heart of a thriving design community near trendy restaurants and bars. Decorated in a signature monotone colour palette, the new space echoes the timeless and refined style of the Delta Light  collections.

New Delta Light London Showroom ©David Parker

New Delta Light London Showroom ©David Parker

“My father launched Delta Light back in 1989. He started designing and producing his first lighting in a small workshop in Roeselare in Belgium,” recalls Jan. “Today, we have an international network with teams and offices in over 120 countries worldwide. We work on both small and large-scale projects, from residential to retail and from offices to public buildings. The market is constantly evolving and it’s important for us to have a strong presence in London, a leading global design capital.”

After the launch of the latest showroom in London, Delta Light will open new showrooms in Dubai & Los Angeles.

New Delta Light London Showroom ©David Parker

New Delta Light London Showroom ©David Parker

DeltaLight London Showroom opening ©Caylee Hankins

DeltaLight London Showroom Launch ©Caylee Hankins

Two new collections

Using the momentum of the showroom inauguration, Delta Light launched its new XY180 and Polesano collections after an exciting collaboration with the iconic OMA architects and the award-winning lighting designer Dean Skira. Both collections were first revealed in a prototype phase during Salone del Mobile in Milan in March, and are now being launched in splendid detail.

Delta Light Launch event at Great Suffolk Street car park ©David Parker

Delta Light Launch event at Great Suffolk Street car park ©David Parker

For the occasion, Delta Light designed and created a striking pop-up installation in the Great Suffolk Street car park down the street from the showroom. The iconic space has been used as a backdrop for James Bond movies and trendy fashion shows. The robust character of the space was combined with a cubist architecture concept made of cardboard boxes. The idea was to use an ordinary object and transform it into a surprising construction element when used in serial repetition. 

Delta Light Launch event at Great Suffolk Street car park ©David Parker

Delta Light Launch event at Great Suffolk Street car park ©David Parker

XY180 by OMA

‘XY180’ is a 3-piece lighting collection designed by OMA. The collection was inspired by a fascination with point, line and surface; key architectural elements. The floor, wall and ceiling lights are meant for individual and shared workspaces, but can also be applied to domestic and public interior spaces.

XY180 designed by OMA

XY180 designed by OMA ©Caylee Hankins

The line uses precise geometric dimensions while the base elements – which include tube lights in different lengths and a spotlight in either a discreet 8W or a powerful 20W – can be combined with a hinge to generate countless lighting conditions. As individual components, each part is familiar. When assembled however, they can take on unpredictable and asymmetrical positions.

XY180 designed by OMA

XY180 designed by OMA ©Caylee Hankins

XY180 with OMA team (left) and Delta Light founder Paul Ameloot (centre) with sons Jan and Peter

XY180 with OMA team (left) and Delta Light founder Paul Ameloot (centre) with sons Jan and Peter ©Caylee Hankins

The dimmable tube lights create diffuse ambient lighting, while the spotlights provide focused lighting. By exposing the light and allowing it to pivot, the fixture becomes the main feature as it shifts into multiple configurations; a product that contributes to the creation of space, not only by the light it emits, but also by its physical presence.

XY180 designed by OMA

XY180 designed by OMA ©Caylee Hankins

XY180 Delta Light & OMA

XY180 designed by OMA ©Caylee Hankins

Polesano by Dean Skira

Polesano is the result of the first collaboration between Delta Light and Dean Skira. The goal was to develop a new lighting concept designed specifically for urban settings, whether it is a pedestrian pathway, roadway, park, square, façade or landscape. The concept needed to provide maximum flexibility for the designer while maintaining the same aesthetic for the entire system, regardless of the area.

Polesano by Dean Skira

Polesano by Dean Skira ©Caylee Hankins

Polesano is a striking combination of modularity and flexibility that allows the designer to meet the specific functional and aesthetic requirements of any project. Integrating video surveillance, Wi-Fi, speakers or other Internet of Things elements is a next step in the development of Polesano.

Polesano Dean Skira with Peter Ameloot (left)

Polesano: Dean Skira with Delta Light founder Paul Ameloot and sons Jan and Peter

‘The main idea behind “POLESANO” was to create a “device” that combines all types of lighting into a single aesthetically unique structure, where the pole and the fitting become one body,’ explains Dean Skira.

Polesano - Dean Skira with Peter

Polesano – Dean Skira with Peter Ameloot

Polesano is characterized by a pure, minimalist design that doesn’t overpower its environment. A focus on modularity and flexibility allows Polesano to meet its multi-zone lighting requirements in a continuous and uniform design language.

Thanks to different optics and sizes, Polesano enables both precise lighting and a combination of lighter and darker zones for an effective blend of landscape, social interaction and lighting.

Delta Light Launch event at Great Suffolk Street car park

Delta Light Launch event at Great Suffolk Street car park ©Caylee Hankins

Launch Party Great Suffolk Street carpark ©Caylee Hankins

Launch Party Great Suffolk Street carpark ©Caylee Hankins

Launch Party at Great Suffolk Street carpark ©Caylee Hankins

Launch Party at Great Suffolk Street carpark ©Caylee Hankins

Launch Party at Great Suffolk Street carpark ©Caylee Hankins

Launch Party at Great Suffolk Street carpark ©Caylee Hankins

Launch Party at Great Suffolk Street carpark ©Caylee Hankins

Launch Party at Great Suffolk Street carpark ©Caylee Hankins

Launch Party Great Suffolk Street carpark ©Caylee Hankins

Launch Party Great Suffolk Street carpark ©Caylee Hankins

Launch Party at Great Suffolk Street carpark ©Caylee Hankins

Launch Party at Great Suffolk Street carpark ©Caylee Hankins

Launch Party at Great Suffolk Street carpark ©Caylee Hankins

Launch Party at Great Suffolk Street carpark ©Caylee Hankins

Launch Party at Great Suffolk Street carpark ©Caylee Hankins

Launch Party at Great Suffolk Street carpark ©Caylee Hankins

Launch Party at Great Suffolk Street carpark ©Caylee Hankins

Launch Party at Great Suffolk Street carpark ©Caylee Hankins

Launch Party at Great Suffolk Street carpark ©Caylee Hankins

Launch Party at Great Suffolk Street carpark ©Caylee Hankins

Launch Party at Great Suffolk Street carpark ©Caylee Hankins

Launch Party at Great Suffolk Street carpark ©Caylee Hankins

Launch Party at Great Suffolk Street carpark ©Caylee Hankins

Launch Party at Great Suffolk Street carpark ©Caylee Hankins

Launch Party at Great Suffolk Street carpark ©Caylee Hankins

Launch Party at Great Suffolk Street carpark ©Caylee Hankins

The new Delta Light showroom is located 86-88 Great Suffolk Street, London, SE1 0BE. 


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