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Bespoke Designs for Magdalen College Lights
Issue 19

Queen's Latest Development
Queen's College, Oxford opened The New Library this year to great acclaim. MICA Architects introduced a handsome, purposeful below-ground book and study facility whose extensive skylighting allows views of adjacent College buildings and provides generous natural light.

Aktiva's A-Line desk and B-line bookshelf fittings are the main lighting features of The New Library. The 17th C.Upper Library's and the 19th C.Lower Library's bookshelves are also fitted with B-Line lights from earlier refurbishments, demonstrating the design's timeless or period versatility.

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Queen's College, Oxford
Queen's College, University of Oxford
Queen's College Oxford - A-Line Desk
The New Library
The New Library - B-Line Book
The New Library
Queen's College Oxford - A-Line Desk Bronze
Upper Library
Queen's Oxford Old Library - B-Line Book
Lower Library
Queen's Oxford Old Library - B-Line Book
Lower Library
Caudalie in the USA
The luxury French natural beauty products company opened 2 new stores in the USA: The World Trade Center, NYC and Miami with A-Line lighting for its merchandising units. A-Line's ultra-slim, any length, high output features made it the fitting of choice.

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Caudalie Store
A-Line LED Display Boss - Detail
Brasenose College is at the heart of the University of Oxford, close by Radcliffe Camera and All Souls College. It's Main Library was opened in 1664 and the decoratively painted vaulted ceiling is exceptionally fine.
The recent refurbishment by Lee Fitzgerald Architects specified the latest version of B-Line Book with its 'added life' feature. The B-Line replacement LED facility allows its 50,000 hour life to be extended by a further 10-12 years of normal usage.

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B-Line/LED/Book at Brasenose College
UCL Hub at Senate House
Aktiva's recent project in Senate House, University of London was the UCL Hub - B-Line/2By2 desk lights in multiple joined up lengths. Frosted acrylic partitions were a chosen option by specifiying architects Burwell Deakins.

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B-Line/LED/2by2 at Senate House
B-Line/LED/2by2 at Senate House

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About Aktiva
Aktiva designs and manufactures contemporary light fittings in London. Our product design skills and talent offers architects and designers an intelligent and responsive resource.

Since 1988 it has made products that embody considered design intent and execution, high quality components and innovation.

An understanding of the user issues in the workplace, educational and public institutions, retailing and leisure markets helps Aktiva design lighting well suited to their requirements.