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Aktiva News The London Library

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The London Library, Saint James's Square, London The London Library, Saint James's Square, London The London Library, Saint James's Square, London

The London Library

Aktiva’s B–Line bookcase lighting was specified by Arup Lighting and Haworth Tompkins throughout the main circulation, reading and reception areas of the London Library. Its brushed stainless steel finish and clean lines discreetly embed lighting in this traditional setting.

B–Line is engineered to deliver a wash of light over bookshelves or adjust to provide excellent ambient levels of energy–efficient fluorescent illumination in many applications. Consequently B–Line is the sole luminaire in many areas of the Library.

Along with learned societies and museums the London Library is amongst the great historic and living intellectual focal points of the capital. From its fashionable and eminent site in St James’s Square it is the world’s largest independent lending library. Haworth Tompkins are leading a major overall refurbishment of the site in a multi–stage, multi–year programme.

Light:
B-Line Book
The London Library, Saint James's Square, London The London Library, Saint James's Square, London
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Aktiva News The Dorchester Hotel Spa

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The Dorchester Hotel Spa The Dorchester Hotel Spa The Dorchester Hotel Spa

The Dorchester Hotel Spa

One of Aktiva’s proximate lighting solutions. Fox Linton specified A-Line/desk with integral touch controls for the manicure tables at the Dorchester Hotel’s Spa Centre. Illumination efficiently and beautifully delivered to a work area where both attributes really matter. LED version in development.

Light:
A-Line/Desk
The London Library, Saint James's Square, London The London Library, Saint James's Square, London
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Aktiva News Compass Building at Heathrow

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Compass Building at Heathrow Compass Building at Heathrow

Compass Building at Heathrow
A work in progress. Aktiva has designed and made 2 out-sized light fittings for meeting areas – 648mm diameter Demi-Hemi Pendant and a 1.6 meter diameter shaded pendant. Aktiva can offer both these types of pendant lights in various diameters. Specified by architects Tilney Shane.

Aktiva undertakes special projects like the Compass Building when we feel that our manufacturing experience and design capabilities are of particular relevance.

Link to Special Project
Compass Building at Heathrow Compass Building at Heathrow
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Aktiva News Ashmolean Museum Redevelopment

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Ashmolean Museum, Oxford Ashmolean Museum, Oxford Square One Long Pendant

Ashmolean Museum Redevelopment

An important part of this massive refurbishment and extension completed in October was the Education Department offices. Rick Mather Architects specified Square One/Long linear fluorescent pendant lighting for these rooms. Aktiva completed the order on budget and on time coping with the unforeseen problems of the mainly 19th century building quickly and efficiently.

Light:
Square One Long Pendant
Ashmolean Museum, Oxford Ashmolean Museum, Oxford
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Aktiva News Royal Botanic Gardens Kew, Herbarium Building Reading Room, London

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Royal Botanic Gardens Kew, Herbarium Building Reading Room, London Show AL-07 LED2

Kew Gardens Herbarium

The Show LED reading lights were specified by Edward Cullinan Architects for the new circular reading room. The 30 fittings each with 3 Watt Osram LED’s were part of an overall environmental and energy–saving design that earned ECA the top ‘Excellent’ BREEAM rating The Kew Gardens’ Herbarium’s research and information facilities and are at the centre of a world–wide network for the study of plant diversity.

Light:
Show AL-07 LED2
Royal Botanic Gardens Kew, Herbarium Building Reading Room, London Royal Botanic Gardens Kew, Herbarium Building Reading Room, London
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Aktiva News TWIG/HALOGEN

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Twig Halogen Lamp

TWIG/HALOGEN
Following the withdrawal of the Twig/Halogen due to the cessation of production of the only lamp suitable for this fitting Aktiva has a limited stock of spare lamps available. Please contact us if you are interested.

Twig/LED range is not affected
Link to Twig LED page
Twig LED Twig LED Twig LED
  Twig/LED   Twig/LED/Touch1/Plate   Twig/LED/Wall
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Aktiva News Grand Designs Latest

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Grand Designs Latest Round Three Product Image

Grand Designs Latest
The Grand Designs show recently showed Headcorn in Kent, a technologically innovative house designed by its owners with Eldridge Smerin Architects. Aktiva's Square One and Round Three, the specified feature lighting chimes in with the minimalist ethos of Headcorn. The Channel 4 programme aired in March.

Link to Headcorn Project
Light:
Square One/Long
Round Three
Round Three Product Image Round Three Product Image
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Aktiva News Natural History Museum, London

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Natural History Museum, London Natural History Museum, London ShowtwigLED

Natural History Museum, London
The Museum's main shop is the site of the first installation of Aktiva's new Twig/LED light in December. The striking circular glass case is well lit by the polished chrome Twig. The 3.5 Watt LED version delivers crisp brilliant light that perfectly enhances the gemstones and jewellery on show.

Light Twig/LED Specifier: Small Back Room with INTO Lighting .

Light:
Twig/LED
Natural History Museum, London Natural History Museum, London
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Aktiva News Qeelin, Selfridges

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Qeelin, Selfridges Qeelin, Selfridges Showbeam Detail, Qeelin, Selfridges

Qeelin, Selfridges
An exciting new international jewellery collection features in London′s Selfridges. Qeelin’s own designers and Giddings Design chose Showbeam, Aktiva′s latest LED display system to light its fabulous and unique pieces.

Light:
Showbeam
Qeelin, Selfridges Qeelin, Selfridges
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Aktiva News Westfield London

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Westfield London Westfield London Westfield London

Westfield London
The 23 acre 265 shop site opened in September 2008 and is attracting shoppers in record numbers. Accessorize, Azendi, The Nut Hut and Sacred are 4 stores where Aktiva has provided lighting.


Azendi, Westfield London The Nut Hut, Westfield London
Azendi/The One Off: Twig   Nut Hut/Design Clarity: Special Projects
Accessorize, Westfield London Sacred, Westfield London
Accessorize/JHP: Special Projects   Sacred/SGI: Showcase
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Aktiva News Corpus Christi Library, Cambridge 2008

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Taylor Library, Corpus Christi, Cambridge University
The Taylor Library, Corpus Christi was opened by Stephen Hawking in August 2008 to much fanfare. Its exterior features the remarkable clock or ‘chronophage’ (time eater) conceived and designed by the library’s benefactor, John C. Taylor. The clock is unique for its mechanical, electronic and artistic attributes.

Aktiva has designed and made bookshelf and reading table lighting for the new library. Nearly 300 metres of linear fluorescent B-Line/Book shelf lights and B-Line/2by2 desk lights in polished chrome were mounted on the English Oak interior furnishings.

Another interior feature of the library is the distinctive cruciform-shaped upstands for the 2by2 fittings. These were specially designed for the library by the architects, Wright & Wright and Aktiva.

Over the past 10 years Aktiva has worked with many architects on a number of other Cambridge colleges including Wolfson, Girton, Trinity, Christ College and St Johns as well as the New Faculty of English Library.

Architects:
Wright & Wright

Light:
B-Line/2by2
B-Line/1by1
B-Line/Book
Corpus Christi, Cambridge 2008

Corpus Christi Library Cambridge University Images 2008. The images correspond to a number in the above elevation.

B-Line/2by2 (Corpus Christi, Cambridge 2008) B-Line/1by1 (Corpus Christi, Cambridge 2008) B-Line/2by2 (Corpus Christi, Cambridge 2008) B-Line/2by2 (Corpus Christi, Cambridge 2008) B-Line/Book (Corpus Christi, Cambridge 2008) B-Line/2by2 (Corpus Christi, Cambridge 2008) B-Line/Book (Corpus Christi, Cambridge 2008) B-Line/Book (Corpus Christi, Cambridge 2008) B-Line/Book (Corpus Christi, Cambridge 2008) LED Clock (Corpus Christi, Cambridge 2008)
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Aktiva News Whipple Library

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Whipple Library B-Line 2by2, Whipple Library Whipple Library Detail

Whipple Library
Cambridge University’s Whipple Library has the UK’s largest specialist collection of works dealing with the history and philosophy of science and medicine.

Aktiva’s b-line desk lighting range is particularly useful in situations where overhead lighting would be ineffective or listed building interiors preclude ceiling mounted fittings. Specified in 2008 by the University Architects Office.

Light:
B-Line/2by2
B-Line/1by1
B-Line/2by2 (Whipple Library, Cambridge 2008) B-Line/1by1 (Whipple Library, Cambridge 2008) B-Line/2by2 (Whipple Library, Cambridge 2008) B-Line/2by2 (Whipple Library, Cambridge 2008)
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Aktiva News Azendi, Cambridge

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Azendi Cambridge Show Twig Wall Knuckle, Azendi Cambridge Show Twig, Azendi Cambridge

Azendi, Cambridge
Twig halogen is the display case lighting for all new Azendi jewellery stores Its superslim size of just 12.5mm diameter houses a powerful and brilliant 20 Watt halogen lamp. Cambridge Azendi opened summer, 2008. Specified by The One Off.

Light:
Show Twig/HGN
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Aktiva News Cadbury’s New HQ

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Cadbury Shade Cadbury Shade

Aktiva have provided these large shaded pendant lights for Cadbury’s meeting rooms in its new headquarters in Uxbridge, London. Copy reflecting Cadbury’s history as a world-leading chocolate confectioner are printed inside each shade. Design by Tilney Shane.


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Aktiva News Twig at Azendi, Birmingham

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The One Off specified Aktiva's Twig for the fast expanding Azendi Jewellery chain. Twig is the main display light throughout their stores. Azendi Birmingham is one of the latest branches. New stores in Liverpool, Cambridge Manchester and Westfield White City are open or planned in the coming months.


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Twig at Azendi

Show/Twig

Azendi, Birmingham

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Twig at Azendi

Show/Twig

Azendi, Birmingham

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Aktiva News Newcomers

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B-Square Guestlight

Aktiva Newcomers


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A-Line/Touch

A-Line/Touch

A-Line 6W with touch switch

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Show/Touch/Plate

Show/Touch/Plate

Touch control with dimming or on/off option

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B-Square

B-Square

Bookcase lighting

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Guestlight

Guestlight

Hotel bedside combi-light with compact fluorescent & LED

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Show/Twig

Show/Twig

Smallest display case halogen spotlight ever

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Square One/Long/Wall & Pendant

Square One/Long/Wall & Pendant

630mm - 1530mm length fluorescent

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Show/Al-05/Led2/Touch1/Plate

Show/Al-05/Led2/Touch1/Plate

AL-05/LED2/touch1

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Show Al-07/Led & Al-05/Led

Show Al-07/Led & Al-05/Led

3.6W LED1

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Aktiva News 100% Design Exhibition 2007

Thank you to everyone who visited our stand at the Exhibition this year

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Whole 100% Design Exhibition Stand 100% Design Exhibition Stand Aktiva Logo

100% Design Exhibition Stand 2007

Here are the products featured at 100% Design 2007. We will endeavour to get quotes and email or print material out to meet your requests in the next few weeks. If you require further information please contact us on 020 7428 9325 or email us at info@aktiva.co.uk

Click the images to go to the product specification pages, for images with multiple products click the names in the description.


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Show Buttons LED

Show/Button/LED1 (Show samples only)

Size: Ø35mm x 12mm
Wattage: 3.6W
Colours: Silver White as standard, non-standard colours available on request

Left: Button/silver white
Middle: Button/green
Right: Button/pink

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A-Line Touch

A-Line/Touch1

On/Off switch option

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Show AL-05 LED2

Show/AL-05/LED2

Size: Ø50mm x 370mm or 570mm
Wattage: 3.6W

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B-Line 2By2

B-Line/2By2/Twin

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Showlighst Display

Showlights Display

Top from Left: Show/Twig/Wall, Show/Buttons (Show Samples only)
Bottom from Left: Show/Twig/Wall/Adj, Showcase/Twig/2, Show/Twig/Tall, Show/AL-07/Halogen, Show/AL-07/LED1, Show/AL-07/LED1/Wall excluding stem

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Showflexi LED and Halogen Display

Showflexi LED & Halogen Display

Left: Show/AL-05/LED1
Middle: Show/AL-05/LED2
Right: Show/AL-05/M/Halogen

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Show AL-07 LED1 Wall

Show/Al-07/LED1/Wall

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Pendant Display

Pendant Display

Left: Cirrus/red (Show sample only)
Middle: Tom Tom/green (Show sample color only)
Back Right: Icelight Long/opal
Front Right: Icelight/orange

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Display Lighting

Display Lighting

Top: Search/SL-111
Middle: Square One/Long/Pendant/pink (Show sample colour only)
Bottom Left: B-Line/Display
Bottom Right: Square One/UpDown/green (Show sample colour only)

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Cirrus

Cirrus(Show samples only)

Right: Cirrus/yellow
Middle: Cirrus/black
Left: Cirrus/pink

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Big Shade

Big Shade (Show sample only)

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