Transcending Boundaries: ISE 2024’s Foray into Integrated Design and Light Art
As the boundaries between architecture, interior design, and technology continue to blur, transformative events like Integrated Systems Europe (ISE) 2024 become invaluable touchpoints for professionals across these industries.
Slated for January 30 to February 2 at Fira Barcelona Gran Via, ISE 2024 stands as a testament to the dynamism and integration in contemporary design and technology. Notably, this gathering isn’t your run-of-the-mill trade show but a forum where ideas around the future of integrated design take concrete shape through the confluence of over 1200 exhibitors and a plethora of immersive experiences.
ISE 2024 is particularly noteworthy for hosting the Festival Llum BCN, an initiative by Barcelona City Council and a highlight of Europe’s light art showcases. Marrying technology with visual prowess, the festival turns the city into a canvas of innovation, as described by a close-up of ‘Another Moon’ by Kimchi and Chips – a dazzling capture by Christian Bertrand that immortalizes the light art magic. Barcelona, a city synonymous with stunning architecture and a vibrant tech scene, offers more than picturesque streets; it’s the backdrop for ISE’s Tech Tours, a collaboration with the Catalan Audiovisual Cluster.
These tours, a confluence of art and avant-garde technology, let attendees experience first-hand the cutting-edge technologies that are reshaping our lives. Delving deeper into the exchange of expertise, the ISE Conference Programme, led by CEDIA, elevates the conversation on integrated design with its focus on smart homes and sustainability. One of the keynote events, ‘Unlocking the Potential of Smart Living’, showcases a future where technology seamlessly enhances daily life. Additionally, the Sustainability Workshop, steered by the insightful Simon Brown, reflects ISE’s commitment to a greener tomorrow, offering participants hands-on activities to delve into the sustainable aspects of smart home design.
For those enticed by the intersections of light, space, and technology, the Festival Llum BCN’s diverse installations like ‘Call out’ by Abel Korinsky and Orhan “aib” Kavrakoglu, stand as beacons. They push the boundaries of creativity, beckoning professionals to witness the artistry in lighting installations. It’s as if each light installation whispers a different possibility for integrating technology and design, further captured in evocative imagery by Christian Bertrand. Barcelona thus becomes the epicenter of forward-thinking design, where multitudes gather, not just for business, but to share in a spectacle that stretches the imagination, a narrative of technology’s role in our evolving habitats.
Professionals from around the globe flock to ISE 2024 looking to evolve with the industry and forge new frontiers in integrated systems – all while embracing Barcelona’s embrace of historical heritage and progressive innovation. And with festivities stretching from the conference halls to the city’s artistic heartbeat, ISE 2024 promises both enlightenment and enchantment for its attendees.
Published on the 28th of December 2023