Another returning exhibitor is Astro Lighting. After such a great event last year they didn’t want to miss out on the opportunity to show their stunning, contemporary lighting fixtures to the fantastic designers, specifiers and architects of Ireland!

Co-Founder, James Bassant tells us why this event is important for Astro and what he’s most excited to be showcasing at this years event…JamesBassant webHave you noticed any design trends in your sector that differenciate British design and Irish design?

In an article I read recently, Ireland was one of six countries showcased in a ‘Global Hotspots’ feature. For me, Irish design presents a richness of material and a sense of contemporary craftsmanship. Each design feels approachable, yet embraces the sense of artisan designer-maker style.

 Why is the BCFA Open Dublin an unmissable opportunity for you?

The BCFA Open Dublin is an unmissable event for Astro because it allows us to present the brand to fantastic designers, specifiers and architects in the industry within a relaxed, pop-up environment,  allowing much more of a personal conversation with each visitor. Plus, the Guinness Storehouse is an incredible venue with incredible history!

What’s your current bestseller in Ireland?

Our current bestselling product in Ireland is the Minima dowlight.Q3 - Minima webWhat are you most excited about highlighting at the BCFA Open and why?

We are looking forward to presenting the brand new 2018/19 Astro catalogue to visitors during the show. The catalogue features many newly launched products, including the Edge Reader Mini and concrete Dunbar 160 wall light, which recently won a Red Dot Product Design 2018 award.

You can register to attend the BCFA Open Dublin for free here and you can check Astro’s exhibitor profile here