WHITE CUBE GALLERYDecember 05 / 2016
A heady mix of high art lasers, strobes and bomb proof light concepts generate high explosive environments for London's White Cube Gallery (AKA - Anselm Kiefer again) in the Old Selfridges derelict hotel.
LITE'S A GASSeptember 23 / 2016
Bethnal Green Imperial Gas Works rekindled for one night only, with support from the local residents bedrooms & balconies (THANK YOU!)
CHANEL July 18 / 2016
UE display lights for Chanel, one of many elements to the 4 day event held at Somerset House.
CREATURES OF THE WINDJuly 01 / 2016
UE shone in Spencer House on a rainy day in London, far more realiable than the english weather!
LIGHT SHOW ACLAND BURGHLEY SCHOOL January 28 / 2016
UE created a light show to celebrate 50 years of Acland Burghley by laser mapping the entire school and creating a sound to light sequence highlighting the form of the brutalist architecture. A dance track was selected by the pupils and the building became a light installation to inspire the community.
JOHN LOBB AW16January 12 / 2016
UE reflected the temporality of the Moor with very subtle light shifts as if the sun was hidden behind thick but fast travelling clouds.
CUSTOM LIGHTS BY UE October 15 / 2015
UE's patented effects driven light wall can be integrated into any environment on any scale. Each roundel can be selectively illuminated in any colour and any intensity in a pure iridescent, beautifully unique light and, in essence, turned into a pixel. The reflected beauty light can be DMX controlled to display graphics or remain static and emit a soft glow. The colour qualities are enhanced by complex combinations of movement and intensity, appearing metallic one moment and like the surface of the the sun the next. The custom light installation combines luxury with unique colour. UK patents nos. GB2484491 and GB2519691.
MARQUES ALMEDIA SS16September 24 / 2015
An equinoctial show for Marques Almedia created the perfect antidote for a grey London day, the only sun penetrating the leaden sky came from our 200K indoor rig which delivered a high lux front row.
SIMONE ROCHA SS16September 24 / 2015
UE were invited back to Lancaster House, this time by Simone Rocha for her SS16 collection. A simple but extensive installation produced by Karla Otto.
HUNTER FIELD 2016June 18 / 2015
The all-purpose equestrian collection, set to launch in Spring 2016, is the first collaboration within Hunter’s new brand category, Hunter Field. The event was held at Apsley House, the home of the first Duke of Wellington. UE integrated its lighting system using discreet rigging methods which were approved for use in a Grade 1 environment. A mix of soft and precision lighting created punch and sparkle enhancing all elements of the event.
DESIGN JUNCTION MILANApril 21 / 2015
UE were invited by Tom Dixon to provide an effects driven lighting system for Milan Design Week. Inside an abdonded cinema in central Milan we worked very closely with the Tom Dixon design team to create a light show and selling space where the lines between entertainment and commerce dissolve, the result was a series of installations and light shows exhibiting and ehancing each of Tom’s products. We took great care to balance the lighting correctly, the product remained the key focus in a dynamic and ever changing environment.
LFWFebruary 21 / 2015
Simone Rocha AW15 at Guildhall, London. The illuminated 'moonlit' stained glass window served as a backdrop for models who walked down avenues of framed light. The grandness of the venue remained untouched as our philosophy of minimal intrusion ensured no lighting infrastructure was visible in any of the press shots.
COSMIC LIGHTSFebruary 16 / 2015
UE created a light installation of cosmic proportions for Fendi working together with Fiona Leahy Design. The New York skyline merged with UE’s micro lights to create an infinite effect - limitless lights went in all directions and floated over NY's cityscape. A breathtaking illusion of light.
UE RELAUNCHESFebruary 01 / 2015
PRIVATE PARTYJuly 06 / 2014
UE were invited to illuminate a valley for a select country crowd, the heavens opened and then there was UE light...followed by a sense of awe as we delivered jaw dropping effects all night.
SACAI SS15July 01 / 2014
For the Japanese brand Sacai during Paris Fashion Week we created an immersive installation of breathing light. A linear vertical light sculpture was custom made with a programmed sequence which was designed to run sound to light. All UE RAL white architectural lighting was integrated into the existing gallery lighting track. Production by Brachfeld Paris.
JIMMY CHOOJune 18 / 2014
UE were invited back to work with Jimmy Choo on their SS15 London Collections: Mens in County Hall. Standing by our paradigm of mininal architectrual intrusion we rigged lights strategically so that the catwalk was lit without the need for unsightly infrastructure.
FERRARI CALIFORNIA TApril 29 / 2014
vroom vroom vroom....Tea party anyone?
RAF SIMONSMarch 14 / 2014
Shadow defines light and creates depth within a space. Shown here at a recent promotion for Raf Simons, it's an aesthetic detail that makes a difference.
THE OSCARS March 05 / 2014
The official Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences live London screening of the Oscars. Lit by UE.
GILES February 21 / 2014
Here UE go, once more pooling London’s creative talent, up stepping the tempo for the ‘selfish' expression of youth couture.
And UE formally know when and how to ‘rinse it’ in Princely company.
SMILEY CULTUREFebruary 19 / 2014
UE introduced rave to the catwalk for Giles.
JOSEPH LFWFebruary 15 / 2014
In the midst of a winter storm UE bring a climactic change to LFW
Proving once again less really is what we all need…
change is here, pay attention .. UE do
LONDON COLLECTIONS: MENJanuary 07 / 2014
Mr Hare AW14 - here we used our RAL white architectrual lights which are especially suitable for most galleries and exhibitons. A static play of reflected light utilising Mr Hares retail display system was used for illuminating product and accetuating the vertical space of Elms Lester Paint Rooms.
KINGS CROSS LASER TREEDecember 12 / 2013
Working together with Bistrotheque and The Kings Cross Partnership we created a Christmas tree to help celebrate the areas rich clubbing heritage. On the hour every evening in the run up to Christmas the tree went into 'rave mode' and danced to a club classic from the early 90s - turn up your volume and N-joi!
GRACE JONES - VOGUENovember 01 / 2013
UE light with Grace...
DAMIEN HIRST - DOHAOctober 26 / 2013
UE find Hirst in the promised land.
EUDON CHOI SS14 September 17 / 2013
Urban Electric returned for a third successive season with Eudon Choi continuing to work with the designer to create a strong visual identity using a style of lighting that's unique amongst the shows at LFW. We placed great effort into the quality of the back of house lighting as well as the main show.
LIGHTING IN EXTREMIS June 28 / 2013
Working with 6up, Swarovski and Vitra, UE lit a private dinner for architect Zaha Hadid at Vitra Fire Station in Weil am Rhein to celebrate the installation of Prima.
Urban Electric took great care to respect the uninterrupted linear form of this extraordinary building. We followed logic and our instinct to reinforce the avenues of natural light. Precisely aligned with the building's geomancy light entered the space from three dimensions similar to the explosive lines and planes of the original drawings by Zaha Hadid. A truly memorable project.
THE PHOTOGRAPHERS GALLERY CONTEMPORARIES LAUNCHJune 20 / 2013
A transfiguration of 5 floors
UE FILL IN THE CRACKSMay 29 / 2013
"There is a crack in everything. That's how the light gets in."
LIGHT OF LOVE..May 10 / 2013
UE spent the evening celebrating Bistrotheque's soon-to-be new Shoreditch restaurant - M25 style! We threw in a selection of 1980s rave lights - updated with the latest toys for one big night. 'Rave In A Box' was possibly the best party of the year so far.
MR HARE 'KILLER' AW13 LONDON COLLECTIONS: MENMarch 28 / 2013
Mr Hare invited UE to light his AW13 collection at LCM earlier this year.
UE replicated a journey through the streets of Soho at night turning the catwalk upside down and diverting your eyes to what matters most - the most stylishly louche killer shoes around.
H&M LAUNCHESMarch 26 / 2013
UE recently lit twin launches for H&M together with 6up Productions - their debut Regent Street store '& other stories' and the relaunch of H&M's flagship Oxford Circus store.
THE-MIUMIU-LONDON DEC 2012January 09 / 2013
Miu Miu's private members club was the first event held in the painstakingly refurbished (although not quite completed) Grade 1 listed Cafe Royal - UE left no trace of our work liaising closely with our client and the contractors for a rapid turnaround so they could continue with their restoration work. UE's fine lighting system adapted to its decadent surroundings with ease - essential in a Grade 1 environment. Shown here is the spectacular Stephen Jones window installation - one of many elements to the programme over three days.
EUDON CHOI LFW 2012September 17 / 2012
Eudon Choi S/S 2013 'Space Oddity'
In absence of sound, UE communicate in light.
MINIMAL ARCHITECTURAL INTRUSION June 28 / 2012
UE go to great lengths to get the light exactly where it's needed. No fuss, no frills, showing Robert Adam at it's best, night and day. UE joined forces with Arnold & Henderson once again to produce an evening of 'Nose to Tail' food served up with refined ambiance.
BANGER ARTJune 25 / 2012
Harrison Ford demonstrates pre-olympic free diving event at a derelict car park in Hackney. Landing lights by UE.
Also dropping in that night were street art royalty EINE, Sweetooth, Dr D and Pablo Delgado (pictured).
I'M A KOMBO DINNER February 06 / 2012
An experimental dining experience together with 6UP and I'm A Kombo.
f00 FORECASTJanuary 11 / 2012
And now the f00 Forecast, issued by Urban Electric at 20:12 GMT today.
There are warnings of f00 Lights appearing in Dogger, Fisher, German Bight, Thames, Trafalgar and Cromarty.
Light 4 or 5, occasionally 6 later. Good, becoming very good, occasionally brilliant.
CGI'S TO RENDER THE BACK OF BEER MATS OBSOLETENovember 22 / 2011
UE will now realise your projects in CGI stills or real time movies. Here's just a glimpse of what we can do for you.
PETER LINDBERGJune 13 / 2011
Following our recent photographic exhibition for Viva Model Agency Paris UE had another request by North Six Productions, this time to light an exhibition for Peter Lindberg in Istanbul.
A very simple but carefully considered environment softly illuminating the large black and white prints using UEs own style of precision light sources.
VIVA MODEL AGENCYMay 31 / 2011
UE utilised their newly acquired DMX film lights last week by illuminating a photographic exhibition for Viva Model Agency Paris.
The brief was to replicate a warm and soft sunset tone and we adopted a 'less is more' approach using a small quantity of filmic lights.
At the request of North Six Productions we created a beautifully soft lit environment for people to view the photographs.
LOUIS VUITTON PRESENTATIONMay 10 / 2011
UE have just acquired some new film lighting technology. Focusable and programmable lamps that light just about anything beautifully with amazing optics and light quality. Dramatic direct as well as diffused soft light to help change your space into any conceivable environment.
The lamps exemplify our philosophy of the importance of quality light and not quantity.
MIU MIU DINNER December 20 / 2010
UE was invited to bring light into historic Lancaster House in St James's for Miuccia Prada's dinner. The brief was to enhance the superb art direction by Martin Childs within the extremely ornate surroundings. A beautifully lit environment for dinner guests highlighting the architecture and warming the winter night air ...It's what we do best !
BENTLEY CONTINENTAL GTDecember 07 / 2010
UE lit the new Bentley Continental GT at Jack Barclay last week and wowed the crowd for it's London launch. The whole reveal was pure laser light, mapped, soft and scanned. We mimicked perfectly the Bentley styling with our unique patented soft laser lights. Once again ahead of the curves in 2010.
MTV AWARDS MADRIDNovember 12 / 2010
UE returned this week from the MTV Awards in Madrid. At the request of Massive Events we installed the f00 light system center stage and helped create a stunning after show party.
ACNE September 21 / 2010
Acne Spring/Summer 2011 Womens Show at Kensington Palace.
UE NEWS September 20 / 2010
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