After a distinguished career in the theatre Mark Ridler overcame adversity to become lighting director at BDP. Today he works on some of the most high profile architectural projects in the UK as well as taking an active role in promoting excellence and education within his own profession.
Issue 82 December / January 2015
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Following a recent presentation at iGuzzini where Tino Kwan explained his lighting design principles, we caught up with him to get the lowdown on his career and his philosophy. Words by Robert Such.
Issue 81 October / November 2014
Mark Major on the inaugural Jonathan Speirs Memorial Lecture
A Q&A with Mark Major, fellow founder of Speirs + Major who will give the first Jonathan Speirs Memorial Lecture, organised by Society of Light & Lighting (SLL).
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Charles G. Stone II
Charles G. Stone II, President of New York City lighting design practice Fisher Marantz Stone, discusses his principles, predictions and how he makes dreams come true for clients.
Issue 80 August / September 2014
Pennie Varvarides talks to IALD immediate past president Kevin Theobald about juggling, travelling and getting lighting designers on projects from the get-go.
Issue 79 June / July 2014
Susan Brady applies her personal brand of energy and enthusiasm to bear on mega-projects for offices, performing arts, museums, education, and healthcare. Vilma Barr finds out about Brady’s principle of thinking big.
Issue 78 April / May 2014
Olivia Collette talks to French lighting designer Anne Bureau of Wonderfulight about her love of lighting and art.
Issue 77 February / March 2014
Olivia Collette talks to Peter Fordham of DHA Design about his work for the Victoria and Albert Museum and the trip to Pennsylvania that changed his life.
Issue 76 December / January 2014
Denise Fong of Candela applies her lighting acumen to healthcare, sustainability, and the challenges of balancing family with corporate responsibilities. Vilma Barr talks with her about the industry’s rocketing pace of change.
Issue 75 October / November 2013
Dhruvajyoti ‘DJ’ Ghose
In a career that has taken him half way around the world and back again, Lighting Design Partnership Director Dhruvajyoti ‘DJ’ Ghose has developed a keen eye for emotionally intelligent lighting design. Pete Brewis visits LDP’s Sydney headquarters to hear the case for light schemes that amplify architecture and resonate with local sensibilities.
Issue 74 August / September 2013
Raised on a hippie commune in northern Denmark and instilled with a boundless creative spirit, designer Johannes Torpe has lived a life dedicated to following his passions, along the way building an international reputation for his intelligently branded interiors. Pete Brewis meets up in Milan to discuss the power of good lighting and why life for a designer truly does begin at forty...
Issue 73 June / July 2013
Lighting Talk with Ab Rogers, Principal of Ab Rogers Design and Creative Director of the May Design Series.
Issue 73 June / July 2013
In the space of a week last autumn in New York City, Al Borden attended the public relightings of two of his highest profile projects: the top 30 floors of the Empire State Building, and the façade of the 34-story 230 Park Avenue Building. Vilma Barr caught up with him to discuss the highlights of a glittering career.
Issue 72 April / May 2013
Issue 71 Feb / Mar 2013Lighting designer Paul Nulty met up with LED lighting pioneer Peter Earle on a damp Friday afternoon in a London café to debate the state of the industry, what quality of light really is and what the future might hold for lighting in general. more...
Issue 71 Feb / Mar 2013A fascination with the forces of nature and a love of the creative process itself provide the drivers behind the organic forms of designer Johannes Hemann. more...