Trends in Lighting asks 20 Questions to inspirational lighting industry minds to mark the end of the decade
Name: Artem Masorin
Job Title: Lighting Designer
Where will you spend the holidays? I am going to stay in Frankfurt for Christmas and for the New Year I have a trip to Strasbourg planned.
What is your favourite Christmas food? That’s Trdelník with cinnamon for sure.
What are you most excited about for 2020? I am excited what neural networks would bring us next year. Current one was pretty impressive.
What do you most want to see from lighting manufacturers in 2020? I’d like to see more dedication to reuse and recycling of their products.
Have you already booked your summer vacation? Not yet, but I want to go to Scandinavia.
Who is your industry inspiration? That would be Gé Hulsmans of eldoLED – the most responsive person in lighting and many others would prove my words.
Which product has inspired you in 2019? I would say that I was inspired by Bluetooth Low Energy technology instead of a certain product.
Which project are you most proud of? I am teaching lighting design at Moscow Architecture School and I would say that helping students in finding their path in lighting is the project I am most proud of.
Can you name another reindeer besides Rudolph? Nah, if you asked me without naming Rudolph I would hardly remember even his name.
Do you own a Christmas jumper? I love Christmas, but I don’t have a jumper. Feel very ashamed haha
How is sustainability changing your job? It affects the job of the whole team in a very diversified ways – from trying to print less and do digital to including sustainable solutions in a core of the lighting concepts at the earliest project stages.
What is your most listened to track this year? I have to mention that I do not usually listen to power metal but this year an old track Deadly Sinners by 3 Inches of Blood was played hundreds of times.
What was the last good film you watched? I would say the Isle of Dogs by Wes Anderson. It was 2018 but I cannot remember anything really good I saw since then. I pin my hopes on the Scorsese’s Irishman, hopefully, will watch in on Christmas holidays.
Have you already booked your flights to Trends in Lighting 22-24 September 2020? Not yet, but definitely, have to!
Where was the most interesting place your job took you this year? One of the projects of CUT is the Jesuit Church in Heidelberg, Germany. That is a wonderful place to visit, especially I remember the moment when we were taking pictures in the evening and no-one was in the church – that was an outstanding experience.
Will Brexit happen? I cannot tell, but I feel that it affects the real estate prices in Frankfurt am Main.
What is your favourite Christmas song? Billy Mack – Christmas is all Around.
How do you say Merry Christmas in another language? In Russian, it would be ‘Schastlivogo Rozhdestva’ and in German, you say ‘Fröhliche Weihnachten’.
Do you prefer LED Christmas lights or the traditional incandescent bulbs? I would pick LED due to less power consumption, but I like the light of incandescent bulbs more.
Can you remember the job/course you were you doing 20 years ago? Yes, I am not that old. I was in school 20 years ago.