The wonderful thing about curating the Back Page is that not only do we get to ask old friends and respected colleagues to participate but it also affords us the opportunity to make new friends.
After a global tour of inspiration, we have come back home to hear the voice of the next generation of UK designers.
Joe Vose, Light Bureau
For all those Euro and US-centrics out there, guess what? The Mexican lighting design scene is alive and kicking.
We met Zack at the first Social Light Movement Workshop (which makes him a pioneer straight off) and after being bowled over by his group's beautiful and super-clever concept story for their design, knew he was one to watch.
This month we invited tow of our co-founders from the Social Light Movement, Olsson and Linder, to guest start on the Back Page.
Olssen & Linder
Ta-Wei Lin is the principal of CMA Lighting and is based in Taiwan. We originally met in Istanbul where he did the best Pecha Kucha we have ever seen. We asked him to be the subject of this months Back Page as he should actually have featured as one of our own inspirations.
After a successful showing of the previous 11 contributors' work for the Back Page at The ARC Show, no.12 comes from Anne Bureau of Wonderfulight and Marc Adi in France. Everyone who lives and breathes light can relate to the idea that it's something we catch and our obsession is therefore out of our control. Light Collective has definitely caught the virus.
This month’s last page is from the brilliantly named Lighting Design Collective! (How ever did they think of a name like that?) The company is based in Madrid and headed by Tapio Rosenius and (the original) Light Collective picked them this month ‘cos we knew they would create something special. We are not disappointed. Surely one of the most beautiful images ever to grace the last page of Mondo. They left a window open on Friday night and this is the scene that greeted them Monday morning after the wind blew in. Here’s what they say about Inspiration: “Inspiration is everywhere, it’s in all of us. Most of all it’s in having fun, being silly and sharing with each other...”
Lighting Design Collective
As the Back Page has not yet travelled to Australia, Light Collective asked their friends from Electrolight in Melbourne for their down under perspective on inspiration.
Beautifully succinct, they said:
“Collaboration drives our practice, narrative informs our process and dedication delivers our work. Our community is the reason why.
It is simply many heads, many hearts, many hands...” more...
Always keen to investigate cultural differences in inspiration, Light Collective invite Paulina Villalobos of Diav, Chile to share what motivates her. Diav is a Santiago based lighting practice with many gorgeous projects to its name, but we like to think of Paulina as the Princess of Darkness. We are currently helping her to organise a conference and darkness experience in the Atacama desert in 2012 designed to inspire attendees underneath the darkest sky on the planet.
Light Collective proudly introduce more new friends: LA based wHY Architecture telling us hOW. Light Collective are collaborating with wHY on a special event in LAS on the 4th of November. Watch this space...
This issue, Light Collective invite their new friends at Haberdashery to share what turns them on.
This issue, the back page hijackers Light Collective, invite Berlin based designer Flynn Talbot to share his inspirations with the Mondo reading world.
The next stop on the Light Collective search for the ultimate sources of inspiration takes us across the atlantic and into the Office for Visual Interaction in New York City and into the minds of Jean Sundin and Enrique Peiniger.
Office for Visual Interaction
Brussels-based ACT Lighting Design see inspiration as something they seek on a full time basis, in everything they see, hear, smell and feel. They describe a lighting designer as both an artist and a technician, working with an organic and graphic approach, scientific and new age at the same time.
ACT Lighting Design
Light Collective journeyed to the Far East, the land of order, control and subdued beautiful lighting. There, Singapore-based lighting designer, educator, observer, blogger and collaborator Ong Swee Hong continued the journey by taking us on a tour of the regions lighting styles, activities and characteristics that serve to inspire
her on a daily basis in her practise whenlightswork. more...