london excel • east london
Thursday 16 November
9. 20 am Virtual reality: The future of lighting design is here
Why show clients static images of lighting concepts when they can walk through their project in virtual reality?
Ian Frew of migenius demonstrates the latest lighting design VR technology and shows how it will revolutionise
scheme development and collaboration.
9. 50 am Low budget, high impact: Lighting design on a budget
Less can be more. Light is one of the easiest ways to get maximum impact for a client on a budget. Bold,
creative applications of lighting can trump major spends on interior fit-outs. Here our presenter shows what
can be achieved with considered design.
10. 20 am Masters of Light: Restaurants – tips, tricks and pitfalls
An inspiring insight from Darren Orrow of Into Lighting on how to approach the lighting design for a flagship
restaurant, this presentation is packed with innovative tips and tricks, and highlights what pitfalls to avoid.
From creating layered lighting schemes, accommodating flexible table layouts and avoiding unwanted light
pollution to balancing accent versus ambient light and creating the wow factor, this presentation will show
designers and restaurateurs how to create a powerful ambience using light
10. 50 am MARK MIDDLETON, GRIMSHAW
As managing partner for Grimshaw’s London office, Mark plays a key role in project work, and he has specialist
expertise in rail, aviation and metro design projects, as well as wider experience in the leisure and commercial
property sectors. He is currently working on several projects including high speed rail stations. Previous
projects include the new London Bridge station, Reading station and Southern Cross Station in Melbourne,
which won the Lubetkin Prize.
11. 30 am YOUNG LIGHTER OF THE YEAR
The Young Lighter of the Year competition is a high-profile platform to promote younger members of
the lighting profession. In this, the final of the competition, the four finalists will each give a 15-minute
presentation before a panel of judges. The presentations – always interesting and often very original – are
designed to illustrate their knowledge and research on a lighting subject. Organised by the Society of Light and
Lighting, the competition is now in its 23nd year.
The buzzwords in the lighting industry are the Io T, connectivity and data. But where does this leave the
scope for creativity and beauty? And what role is there for independent lighting designers? Our panel – which
includes Joe Vose of Light Bureau – explores the issues in the rush to connected lighting.
LIGHT AND URBANISM
1.40 pm Literacy in the urban realm
How can lighting assist literacy and orientation in cities as well as make places where people will want to
congregate in an evening? How can lighting provide a narrative after dark in a way that engages and informs
about a city’s culture and architecture?
2.10 pm Tall tales: The illumination of landmark structures
Lighting skyscrapers and other high structures brings with it unique responsibilities and technical challenges.
How do you maintain sympathy for an established nightscape while fulfilling the client’s wish for a statement?
How can low maintenance be designed into the project? Our speaker explores the issues.
2.40 pm Confessions of a nightwalker: A manifesto for the nocturnal city
Professor Nick Dunn of Lancaster University – ‘nightwalker’ and author of Dark Matters: A manifesto for the
Nocturnal City – explores the relationships between being human and urban landscapes at night and the
subtle role lighting can play in making the city at night a place of discovery, interest and joy.
3.10 pm Young Lighter of the Year best papers
The Society of Light and Lighting judges return to the stage to announce the winners of the best papers
from the Young Lighter of the Year presentations which took place at lunchtime. The overall winner will be
announced at the Lux Awards during the evening.