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Let’s shed
light on light.

Problem Statement

Have you ever experienced the situation in which, while trying on a dress in your house or in a shop, the colors appear differently under artificial lights compared to natural lights? Similarly, have you noticed how colors of objects, including our sintered ceramic tile, can vary significantly when viewed on a desktop screen, tablet, or phone compared to under natural light?


In the context of Milano Design Week 2023, theme Laboratory of the future, we have investigated and researched how light can extensively impact our ordinary life in our home, wellbeing and color perception of any object including our sintered ceramic surfaces. During the event, we have shared with you and learnt from your valuable insights how light, as apparent simple phenomenon to everyone, can deeply impact and alter colors that we see with natural sun light and be harmful for mood and circadian rhythms.

Let’s together then shed light on light and discover more on our breakthrough on lights by scrolling down.

Experience 1

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The witch of light says “Color”

Embark on a captivating exploration of color rendering with Nexion’s ‘Light on Light’ installation “The witch of color says”. Witness the intriguing interplay between commercial lamps of different color temperatures (2700K and 6500K) as they illuminate identical colored tiles. We asked people to observe closely and discover the subtle variations in how colors are rendered under different lighting conditions. Uncover the influence of color temperature on our perception and immerse yourself in the fascinating world of light and color. Don’t miss the chance to dive into how light and ceramics surfaces play with each other in creating our visual perceptions. Discover your unique perspective.

Experience 2

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Are numbers enough to capture colors?

Embark on a captivating journey into the world of color with Nexion’s ‘Light on Light’ installation “Are number enough to capture colors”. We offered visitors to witness the interplay between different light sources of varying color temperatures as they illuminate three colored tiles. Two square tiles are illuminated by commercial LED lamps, while a rectangular tile is illuminated by a high-quality LED source with exceptional color rendering capabilities. With a switch, people were able to explore the impact of different light temperatures (2700 K and 6500 K) on the rendering of colors. Don’t miss the chance to dive into the world of colors and discover subtle variations in how colors come to life under different lighting conditions.

Experience 3

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The spectrum is the key

Immerse yourself in a captivating exploration of color rendering with Nexion’s ‘Light on Light’ installation “The spectrum is the key”. Visitors were able to witness the enchanting display of four colored tiles illuminated by different light sources, each offering a unique perspective on color rendering. From commercial LED lamps with varying color temperatures to a high-quality LED source that replicates the full spectrum of sunlight, discover how different lighting conditions affect the perception of colors. We asked people to engage with their senses as they observed and compared the rendering of colors on each tile, unveiling the intricate relationship between light and perception.

Experience 4

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Lost in transmedia

Embark on a captivating journey through the realms of color perception with Nexion’s ‘Light on Light’ installation “Lost in Media”. Witness the mesmerizing interplay between Nexion’s slab and a collection of devices and printed images. Explore how these mediums shape our understanding of reality and influence our perception of color. Immerse yourself in a thought-provoking experience as you compare the colors on screens and printed images with the surrounding slab. Uncover the complexities of color reproduction and discover the subtle nuances that exist between the digital and physical world.

Experience 5

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Your Farnsworth Munsell test

One of the most appreciated installation was “Your farnsworth munsell test”. Immerse yourself in a captivating display of hues and test your color acuity with Nexion’s ‘Light on Light’ installation at Fuorisalone 2023. We asked people to engage with four rows of vibrant colored tiles on a touch screen and arrange them by hue to achieve a perfect score in color discrimination. Uncover the complexities of how we perceive colors and explore the fascinating world of neurology and psychology behind our interpretations. Inspired by Professor Albert Munsell’s groundbreaking color communication system, this installation offers a glimpse into the technicalities and science of color discrimination.