“There Is An Old Cliche That Lighting Design Is The Balance Between Art And Science. And It Absolutely Is.”
Mark Ridler is an award winning international lighting designer who leads the lighting profession across BDP, a multi award-winning global architecture, engineering and design practice. Mark believes that collaboration is essential for great design. He has recruited a vibrant team from varied backgrounds, including product designers, engineers, theatre designers... Read more
“We Are Evolving More Into The Role Of Educating Clients, Architects And Electrical Engineers About Lighting Technology”
The last in our series of interviews exploring the impact technology has had on design practises is with the extremely talented, and Top 40under40 2019 finalist, Julia Hartmann, from lightsphere in Zurich. lightsphere is a relatively new practise that has grown over the last 5 years to be one... Read more
The TiL 2019 Program Explores A New Horizon For Lighting
Trends in Lighting Forum +Show has, for the third year in a row, created an outstanding event program, dedicated to bridging the gap between architecture, application, design and technologies. Joining over 1700 delegates and 100 exhibitors in Bregenz this year will be experts from lighting design, architecture, planning, investment... Read more
“It Will Not Be Pain Free And A Decision Has To Be Made About Which Pain You Want To Suffer.”
TiL Online in conversation with Mathias Burger, expert in Connectivity and Smart Lighting at Samsung. Mathias began his career with Martin Professional as product manager after studying Technology and Innovation Management at the Technical University of Munich. After supporting the transition of Martin Professional from a conventional luminaire portfolio... Read more
Under. Europe’s First Underwater Restaurant
At the southernmost tip of the Norwegian coastline, at a small place called Båly in the municipality of Lindesnes, Snøhetta has designed Europe’s very first underwater restaurant. The building’s imposing monolithic form was built on a barge moored at its future location and then lowered into the sea and... Read more
“We In The Lighting Field Now Have Tools On Hand We Often Can’t Find The Benefits Or User Scenarios For. This Is Crazy.”
Licht Kunst Licht is a multi-award winning design studio with a reputation for innovation, effective, and sometimes provocative work. Based in both Bonn and Berlin, the German lighting designers have delivered work in more than 800 domestic and international projects in all project categories ranging from residential to masterplan.... Read more
Canada’s Polygon Gallery Showcases Art At A New Angle
The Polygon Gallery is an art gallery operated by the British Columbia Photography and Media Arts Society in Vancouver, and Canada’s largest non-profit photo gallery. The striking new building, designed by Patkau Architects, is located on an exposed site right on the harbour and features the Vancouver City skyline... Read more
“We Are Not Led By The Technology, But By The Ideas”
The multi-award winning Michael Grubb Studio, in Bournemouth, UK, is a design practice with a varied international portfolio. They follow a creative, dialogue led process that results in innovative lighting solutions that address the way we perceive buildings, structures, environments and how we interact with them. This interview is... Read more
User Research Helps Build An informed Direction For The Lighting Industry
Bartenbach, nestled in the Austrian Alps, is a research and development laboratory dedicated to light, and it is always at the cutting edge of research. With a long and successful history in light innovation, Bartenbach is also world renowned for light design and installations. Due to their vast and... Read more
Light Collective Launch Celebratory Project Women In Lighting
Light Collective are pleased to announce their new project called Women in Lighting. Aiming to be launch on International Women’s day in 2019, it is a celebratory project that will set out to create an inspirational digital platform for women working in the architectural lighting industry to promote their... Read more
TiL 2019 Keynote Confirmed as Keith Bradshaw from Speirs + Major
We are honoured to announce that Keith Bradshaw, of the world’s #1 lighting design practice Speirs + Major, will be joining us in Bregenz as our 2019 Keynote speaker. Keith Bradshaw studied fine art before training in architecture at the Bartlett School of Architecture. This broad education provided him... Read more
Let There Be Light
After nearly 18 months of planning and installation work a new digital LED lighting system has been unveiled at St. Peter’s Basilica, in Rome. The new innovative design shines like a beacon, welcoming 27,000 pilgrims and art lovers each day. The entire lighting concept for the project was tailor-made... Read more
The Majority of Europeans Want Better Workplace Lighting
Results from a pan-European survey reveal that current lighting in the workplace is not satisfying end-users and their needs, while at the same time it has a big impact on productivity and human well-being. The survey, conducted as part of the Repro-light project, engaged with 1100 workers across Germany,... Read more
New Lighting Brings Both Functionality and Drama to World Renowned Ski Jumps
This winter Thorn has modernised the lighting of two Swiss ski jumping arenas. The famous World Cup ski jumping slope “Gross-Titlis-Schanze” in Engelberg, and the Nordic Ski Arena in Kandersteg. The main criteria for lighting the ski jumping slopes was to allow ski jumpers to land safely, even in... Read more
Celebrating the Digital Native Generation of Lighting Designers
Millennials, the digital native generation is self-interested, lazy, and entitled. Those are just a few of the terms we hear nowadays regarding younger people. These are the people who are the future of lighting design and who make up a large percentage of today’s workforce. They are also not... Read more
Zumtobel Shines a New Light on Iconic Fashion Brand Pucci
The long standing, Florence based, family fashion brand Pucci opens its door once again to their family home and new vibrant Emilio Pucci Heritage hub. Palazzo Pucci has been given a new lease of life thanks to Laudomia Pucci vision, and the work of Studio Lissoni Associati, Noferi &... Read more
TiL Commentary: A New Lighting Scene by Rogier van der Heide
I wouldn’t be telling you anything new if I said that technology is changing at an ever-increasing rate. But in the lighting industry there is a lot more happening, which makes these times truly disruptive and perhaps even inconvenient for some people … but not for me. Gone are the... Read more
Yves Saint Laurent Museum in Marrakesh with ERCO Lighting Tools
The recently inaugurated Yves Saint Laurent Museum in Marrakesh presents itself as a veritable jewel of contemporary museum architecture. The interior of the monolithic brickwork construction designed by Studio KO surprises with its dramatic exhibition concept referencing the theatre and stage. ERCO LED lighting technology installed in a walk-in... Read more
Join Us in 2019. Call For Speakers Is Now Open
The Trends in Lighting Forum &Show is known for its comprehensive lectures and workshops. The 2019 event line-up is already eagerly anticipated by experts across architecture, lighting design, planning and investment, and you can be a part of it. We are looking for the thought leaders from architecture, lighting... Read more
TiL Interview with Prof. Christian Cajochen – Head of the Centre for Chronobiology at the University of Basel
Human Centric Lighting has become a catchphrase used by industry and the press. But the press has also started reporting that research emphasizes the danger of LED lighting in connection to our health and has coined the term “Blue Light Hazard”. These claims have caused confusion amongst end users... Read more