Light School – Lighting the Way at Surface Design Show 2018

Discover the latest developments in architectural lighting whilst learning from the UK’s leading lighting experts

Light School will be hosted within Surface Design Show 2018 at the Business Design Centre in London from 6th – 8th February 2018. The revealing programme of talks from the UK’s leading lighting experts along with the newest innovations in architectural lighting from exhibitors sets Light School apart from other lighting exhibitions.

London is home to over 100 lighting design practices working on some of the most exciting projects across the globe. Light School allows architects and designers to touch, compare and learn about innovative lighting and technology products.

Light is a vital partner to surface design, changing interior & exterior surfaces dramatically. Light School, presented by Light Collective and supported by the Institution of Lighting Professionals, sets out to educate architects and designers about the importance of lighting for both interior and exterior building design and allowing attendees to discover the best of new lighting design and learn about the important partnership between surface and light.

This year’s Light Talks sponsored by LED Linear will be one of the highlights of Light School, with an exceptional programme of talks from the leading experts of the lighting design industry. Light Talks will host 16 presentations across two and a half days, including:

A 30-minute guide to creating beautifully lit spaces by Christopher Knowlton (18 Degrees) Tuesday 6th February, 7.45 pm

The transformative power of light: creating an emotional response to the home by Rebecca Weir (Light.iQ) Wednesday 7thFebruary, 2.00pm. Her talk will be ‘a visual journey through recently completed projects, including a discussion on a what point a ‘house genuinely becomes a ‘home’.

Reports from the front line – perspectives on lighting design by Stuart Alexander (Michael Grubb Studio) Wednesday 7th February, 4.00pm

The world’s a stage by Mark Ridler (BDP) Thursday 8th February, 12.00pm. This talk will explore theatre’s influence on the application of light in architecture.

Metric code by Farhad Rahim (BuroHappold) Thursday 8th February, 1.00pm. This will be a discussion about lighting codes and measurement of lighting metrics for energy efficiency. This talk will ‘look to challenge if lighting codes are the correct means ofimplementing good lighting schemes and if the current valuations of metrics used to asses lighting efficiencies are the correct way forward for the future’.

Inspiring atmospheres – designing light for the new Design Museum by Theo Paradise-Hirst (ChapmanBDSP) Thursday 8th February, 3.00pm

Light School will feature a wall of postcards featuring speakers’ projects for curious visitors to browse and take-away.

Sally Storey, from Lighting Design International, said of her 2016 talk:

“Every seat was full, people standing outside the door – great turnout! Interesting questions showed the audience benefited and were engaged”.

For a full programme of Light Talks visit the Light School on Surface Design Show’s website.

Surface Design Show 2018 is set to be bigger, better and bolder than any of its previous shows allowing industry professionals to immerse themselves in the latest materials for the built environment, gain new insights and network with like-minded designers, architects and suppliers.

Light School ensures its attendees leave enlightened, having learnt something that will change the way that they view and use light.

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