A Balancing Act: Dark Skies vs. Urban Safety

Lighting design plays a crucial role in modern urban planning, influencing not only the aesthetics and functionality of public spaces but also the

Lighting the Metaverse

The Metaverse – we’ve all heard of it by now. Neal Stephenson came up with the term and Facebook made it mainstream. It’s used to describe


Happy New Year! It’s 2022. Covid is still around and although we are all more acquainted with the Greek alphabet, vaccines and better care have

Lost In Translation | Lighting Review

2020 was a strange year. Together we took part in what will eventually be seen as the world’s largest psychological experiment: Lockdown.

Artificial intelligence, Creativity & Architecture

  "Spooner (the human detective interrogates the artificially intelligent robot): Human beings have dreams. Even dogs have dreams, but not you.

Poetics of Lighting Design

In my personal quest to understand the poetic nature of lighting design, I find myself concerned with matters I feel are important to creativity as

Suspension of disbelief

Some time ago, colleagues of mine brought to my attention an old theatrical concept: Suspension of Disbelief. The team was using the concept to help

Cultures & Light

Yesterday evening, I returned from a fantastic holiday in Israel and, like many other lighting designers, I now find myself rushing off to Frankfurt

SKALAR Reflections

“SKALAR is a large-scale art installation that explores the complex impact of light and sound on human perception… SKALAR reflects on the

Candlelight? Perfect!

What do you say when a client asks you to design the lighting for their project using candlelight as the main light source? The only answer possible

The Feuerle Collection

It’s been a busy month so I was glad when the opportunity came to visit the new museum by John Pawson in Berlin. The Feuerle Collection is a

Choreography, Asymmetry & Syncopation

A few years ago, around 2014, a little after moving to Shanghai, the idea of a lit Choreographed Experience came to me. The concept came into