it’s the largest commercial property landlord. Tenants
tend to be big tech brands with relatively young
workforces and include Microsoft, Airbnb, Salesforce,
Samsung, Spotify, Starbucks, Pinterest and Facebook.
The buildings are known for vibrant hipster interiors
that combine extensive collaborative spaces with
meeting pods, sound-absorbing phone ‘booths’, yoga
studios, coffee shops, table tennis tables and, of course,
free craft beer on tap.
Head of lighting Star Davis will discuss how the
company’s unique blend of design, technology and
lighting is creating environments which engage and
retain talented employees. The lighting is carefully
integrated and tuned to accentuate and articulate the
look and feel of the space.
She’ll share We Work’s insights into humanising the
workplace and motivating and exciting millennials
and Generation Z with inspiring interiors that drive
creativity, focus and connection.
New York-based Davis is an internationally recognised
designer specialising in novel artificial and daylighting
strategies. She balances creative thinking with strong
technical capabilities and manages a variety of complex
concurrent projects pushing the boundaries of the
A key theme of this conference stream will be so-called ‘human-centric’ lighting, where lighting’s nonvisual effects on our bodies – for instance, its ability to
control our sleep-wake cycle – will be explored as a tool
to create responsive workplaces that are sympathetic to
our moods and energy levels.
Luke Price, senior radiation protection scientist,
Public Health England, will begin with an outline of
the effects of light on our bodies.
Then Dr Octavio Perezo of the world-famous Mount
Sinai Hospital will answer the question: what is true
human-centric lighting, and how does the specific
spectrum of the lighing effect humans? He will explore
the benefits of appropriate circadian LED lighting on
health and wellbeing.
Europe’s biggest human-centric office will be the
focus of a special presentation in the afternoon.
Tomas Michna, facility and services senior manager
at Innogy’s headquarters in Prague, will explain
the lighting installation which involves more than
2000 light fittings providing dynamic illumination for
550 workers across 10,000sqm of space.
The LED luminaires are tuned to the workers’ circadian
sleep-wake cycles and are designed to stimulate energy
levels at set times in the day.
Top: Dr Octavio Perezo of Mount
Sinai Hospital will define
Above: Tomas Michna of Innogy