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Bespoke Designs for Magdalen College Lights
Issue 18

Wright & Wright wins RIBA Award for Magdalen College Oxford
Winner of 2017 RIBA National Award for University projects, Wright & Wright Architects refurbished the 19th Century Buckler Building and added new library accomodation at Magdalen College Oxford. A key feature was bespoke versions of Aktiva's B-Square for the bookshelf and desk light fittings. Their brushed stainless steel finishes fitted well into the oak and steel interior-frame structure that trebled the study accomodation as well as housing 3,200 linear metres of books.
Magdalen College Oxford
Longwall Library
B-Square Desk Lighting
Bookshelf Luminaries
B-Square Desk Lighting
Malin + Goetz Open in London
Malin + Goetz an innovative skin care business has opened in Covent Garden. A coolly clinical interior space and with product shelving lit by suspended B-Line luminaires. Aktiva also designed the feature lights - 1 metre wide white cross LED pendants. Specified by Idea Design and Jonathan Tuckey Design.
Malin + Goetz - B-Line Luminaries & LED Pendants
National Gallery of Canada's Boutique
Lumsden Design have redesigned Ottawa's National Gallery of Canada Boutique using Aktiva's display lighting to great effect. Window and jewellery case displays used Twig spotlighting and shelving displays were featured with B-Line linear lighting.

NGC commented: "Our new store is now in its tenth month, and we're simply delighted with the transformation! The Aktiva Twig lights, in particular, have attracted very positive attention.........amazed by the beauty & functionality of these lights"
National Gallery of Canada's Boutique
Show/Twig/LED - Detail
B-Line/LED Linear Lighting
In The Works
Aktiva is busier than ever this summer......
University of Roehampton: a new library by FCB Studio and BDP Lighting Design - 500 study spaces with Aktiva desk lights
St John's College Oxford: new study centre by Wright & Wright Architects with Aktiva bespoke bookshelf and desk lighting
Edinburgh University Law School Library: bookshelf and desk lighting specified by LDN Architects
St John's College Laudian Library & Old Library: current design work in early 17th Century library interiors with Wright & Wright Architects
Royal Holloway College: B-Line Desk lighting specified by Associated Architects
Little Greene: rolling out display unit lighting for the luxurious coatings of Little Greene
St John's College Oxford
Edinburgh University Law School
University of Roehampton
Little Greene London Showroom
Royal Holloway College
St John's College Oxford

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2008 - 2013
Issue 13
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Issue 15
Issue 16
Issue 17

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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.