BATWING
Down with the kids

Who says the LIF can’t be down with the kids? I reckon the federation can give all those fixed-gear cycling, Shoreditch-type designers a run for their money.

LIF office

Take the groovy lighting installation in the lobby of the LIF HQ at Westminster Tower. This temporary scheme is urban, gritty and postmodern.

It could easily have been designed by Light Collective or Cinimod Studio – but was it fact installed by the LIF’s builder. That’s the depth of talent we’re talking about.

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