- End of Year Summary
A year in review 2019
In January we launched the Carlo Ratti Associati Scribit write and erase robot. After a $2,350,000 kickstarter campaign (one of the 150 all-time top) – Scribit was presented at Las Vegas’ 2019 Consumer Electronic Show (CES).
We announced the new VELUX Commercial division, extending VELUX’s daylight solutions to larger public, industrial and commercial buildings.
In February Caro continued its work with Allford Hall Monaghan Morris, supporting the practice on their latest project, The Bower, a new landmark for London’s ‘Silicon Roundabout’.
In April we represented multiple clients at Milan Design Week; Dornbracht hosted a virtual reality (VR) exhibition, ‘Is Memory Data’ looking at how new technologies can transform, enhance or even replace our encounters with water.
Meanwhile at the main fairground in Rho Fiera our two lighting clients, Preciosa and Bert Frank were at Euroluce.
Glass specialists Preciosa displayed their ‘Carousel of Light’ comprising nearly 8,000 spheres, stretching eight metres in diameter, while Bert Frank made their Milan Design Week debut with their full collections – all designed and made in the UK.
We revealed the new designs of leading architect Mario Cucinella in the exhibition ‘Building Objects’ – a collection of 20 unique objects which take direct inspiration from the practice’s architectural projects.
VitrA Bathrooms also participated in the annual Wallpaper* Handmade exhibition which celebrated its 10th edition under the theme, ‘With Love’.
In July we revealed the illumination of the first four bridges that form Illuminated River. This ambitious art commission is seen more than 60 million times each year by Londoners and visitors alike.
In October, Caro’s own digital media director Carine Hawkins joined the Archiboo Web Awards as judge of the Best Mobile Experience category.
We revealed the transformation of Medicine, The Wellcome Galleries at the London Science Museum by WilkinsonEyre.
In December our ongoing work with the World Architecture Festival continued as we joined them for the live event in Amsterdam.