17 January 2018

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Jo Bell, ILP Operations Assistant

Light School is co-located within the highly respected Surface Design Show in London’s iconic Business Design Centre. Light School sets out to educate architects and designers about the importance of lighting regarding both interior and exterior building design, also allowing attendees to discover the best in new lighting designs and to learn about the important partnership between light and surface.

Light School, presented by Light Collective and supported by the Institution of Lighting Professionals, is the home of architectural lighting and 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. 2018 exhibitors include Applelec, Bencore, Lightly Technologies, Optelma and Unibox.

Light Talks, a key element of Light School, consist of presentations and hands-on demonstrations with top UK lighting designers taking on the role of lecturers. This year’s Light Talks 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 14 presentations across two and a half days, including:

A 30 minute guide to creating beautifully lit spaces by Christopher Knowlton (18 Degrees) Tues 6 Feb, 19.45.

The transformative power of light: creating an emotional response to the home by Rebecca Weir (Light.iQ) Wed 7 Feb, 14.00. The talk will be ‘a visual journey through recently completed projects, including a discussion on a what point a ‘house genuinely becomes a ‘home’.

Light into flight – economy or upper class? By Jonathan Howard (DHA Designs) Wed 7 Feb 17.00. This talk links to the 2018 focus of Transport.

Inspiring atmospheres – designing light for the new Design Museum by Theo Paradise-Hirst (ChapmanBDSP) Thurs 8 Feb, 15.00.

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

For a full programme of Light Talks visit:

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

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