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Inspired by Ramadan

Home Centre, a leading home retailer in the Gulf, has launched a Ramadan-inspired collection across stores in the region. These include a wide range of classic furniture, arabesque accessories and luxurious ornaments, as well as festive lighting options, artistic wall arts, woven carpets, tableware and kitchenware.

The seasonal collection includes rich textures designed for glamorous settings, ornate styles that celebrate Arabic designs and a range of stylish trinkets and treasures.

Mederic Payne, CEO at Home Centre, says: “At Home Centre, we cherish the idea of family and traditions and hope to partake in our customers’ rituals by offering them on-trend products to redecorate homes and celebrate the beauty of Ramadan with friends and family. Our new collection in-store brings in the warmth to create a special ambience at home, perfect for entertaining guests and spending a refreshing, relaxed time with family.”

Home Centre was set up in 1995 with a single store in Sharjah. Today it has over 80 stores in the Middle East and North Africa (Mena) region and India occupying 4 million sq ft of retail space. It offers an extensive range of furniture, furnishings, home accessories, bed and bath range, kitchenware and gifting ideas to a wide spectrum of audience.


The Tectron range ... efficient.

The Tectron range ... efficient.

Zumtobel expands Tectron range

Zumtobel, an Austrian luminaire manufacturer, has added a number of new products to its highly functional Tectron continuous-row lighting system. The new generation features improved energy efficiency combined with a pared-down stylistic idiom.

The existing Tectron continuous-row LED (light-emitting diode) lighting system is part of a product range providing intelligent solutions to any lighting task, says a spokesman for the company. Since its introduction, more than 12 million m of the Tectron continuous-row lighting system have been sold, which makes this system one of the most successful products manufactured by Zumtobel.

“Tectron is the world’s first continuous-row lighting system to have an 11-pole current conducting section built into the trunking,” he says. “All functions such as power supply, lighting control and connection to the emergency lighting system are integrated into this multi-functional trunking unit. The luminaires can be positioned flexibly, and the system can be adjusted to structural changes at any time. Only the various lighting modules, light sources or optics are replaced or added, if required.”

Moreover, the system is easy to install – the batten luminaire can be installed by a single person. Due to its high quality and slim design, Tectron LED is able to combine batten luminaires, other luminaires and reflectors in visual and functional harmony.

“Compact yet versatile, the linear luminaire radiates utter calm. The continuous-row system does not have any butt joints and provides a consistent appearance without visible interruptions, even when different beam patterns are placed next to each other,” he says.


Laser Blade InOut by iGuzzini.

Laser Blade InOut by iGuzzini.

Downlights ‘revolutionised’

Iguzzini of Italy has launched Laser Blade InOut, an architectural luminaire that is claimed to revolutionise the concept of downlight with an invisible line that generates a magical circle of light.

Simple but highly innovative, the new InOut version further extends the comprehensive Laser Blade system, as it is designed for both indoor and outdoor use. Suitable for all architectural or residential applications that require a high degree of ingress protection (IP), InOut is designed for cantilever roofs, bridges with walkways, swimming pools, bathrooms and canopies.

“The luminaire can be recessed into false ceilings between 1- and 25-mm thick or in concrete ceilings using the appropriate outer casing, or mounted flush on false ceilings that are either 12.7-mm or 15-mm thick using the relevant accessory,” explains a spokesman for the company.

Another feature is its high-definition, metallised thermoplastic optics that are built into an innovative black, anti-glare screen and emit an UGR (unified glare rating) less than 19 controlled luminance beam.

“This luminaire heralds a whole new approach to illumination called graphic lighting,” the spokesman remarks. “It is a linear, compact, adaptable and universal tool that generates a circular beam of even, highly defined light, thanks to its miniature, high visual comfort optic that uses the physical principle of a point light source.

The first Laser Blade version, launched in 2013, has won numerous prestigious awards including the IF Design Award.