ERCO Lighting, a global leader in sustainable architectural lighting, and Zaha Hadid Architects, renowned for their ground-breaking architectural designs, are thrilled to announce their collaboration with Mix Interiors for an exclusive event during Clerkenwell Design Week. This event promises to be a celebration of light, design, and innovation, featuring captivating talks from industry experts.

Scheduled to take place from May 21st to May 23rd , the ERCO + Zaha Hadid Architects event, in partnership with Mix Interiors, will provide attendees with a unique opportunity to delve into the history and evolution of light and design, exploring AI technology and the form and function of light and design.

“We are excited to once again join forces with Zaha Hadid Architects to showcase the transformative power of light in architectural design,” said Jim Ashley-Down, Managing Director at ERCO Lighting UK & Ireland. “After the success of last year we are delighted to elevate the event even further by partnering with Mix Interiors. Through this collaboration, we aim to inspire and educate industry professionals on the possibilities that innovative lighting solutions can offer in shaping the built environment.

Zaha Hadid Architects, known for pushing the boundaries of architectural design, brings their unique perspective to the event. “At Zaha Hadid Architects, we see architecture and light intricately intertwined, with each element shaping the spatial experience,’’ commented Kar-Hwa Ho, Head of Interior Architecture at Zaha Hadid Architects. ‘’We look forward to exploring the evolution and future of light and design’’.

“At Mix Interiors, we believe in the power of knowledge sharing and conversations to help drive innovation, foster disruptive ideas and inspire progress,” said Mix Interiors Managing Editor, Harry McKinley. “It’s why we’re delighted to be partnering on this series of thought-provoking discussions featuring respected industry experts.”

The event will feature a series of thought-provoking talks from leading industry experts:

Technology in Design: The Beginning or the End? 

On the 22nd May at 2pm, the panel will delve into the rise of artificial intelligence and its impact on the design process. Asking the question: will technology be the catalyst for a paradigm shift in design thinking?

Register here: Technology in Design: The beginning or the end? Tickets, Wed, May 22, 2024 at 2:00 PM | Eventbrite


  • Mix Interiors – Harry McKinley
  • Zaha Hadid Architects – Nils Fischer, Director
  • ERCO GmbH – Dr. Thomas Schielke, Architecture and Lighting Design Trainer
  • Google DeepMind – Ali Eslami, Director of Research Strategy
  • University of Oxford – Professor Charles Spence, Head of Crossmodal Research Laboratory at the Department of Experimental Psychology

The Form & Function of Design: Is Beauty a Dangerous Word? 

On the 23rd May at 3pm, the panel will explore the intricate relationship between form and function in design. Is beauty a subjective concept, or does it hold the key to creating culturally relevant designs that stand the test of time?

Register here: The Form & Function of Design: Is beauty a dangerous word? Tickets, Thu, May 23, 2024 at 3:00 PM | Eventbrite


  • Mix Interiors – Harry McKinley
  • Zaha Hadid Architects – Patrik Schumacher, Principal
  • Light Arc – Claire Hamill, Head of Lighting
  • Doshi Levien – Nipa Doshi, Co-founder
  • Kingston University – Professor Penny Sparke, Design Writer and Professor of Design

In addition to the enlightening talks, attendees will have the opportunity to visit the Zaha Hadid Architects gallery to experience firsthand the latest innovations in architectural lighting and design solutions.

Showroom Opening Times:

Tuesday: 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Wednesday: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Thursday: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Location: Zaha Hadid Architects Gallery, 101 Goswell Road, London EC1V 7EZ

Photography credit: Zaha Hadid Architects Gallery, Gavriil Papadiotis, ERCO GmvbH ©


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