Light School – Lighting the Way at Surface Design Show 2018

Posted in Events, News on 27 November, 2017

Light School will be hosted within Surface Design Show 2018 at the Business Design Centre in London from 6-8 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 now the world’s capital for lighting design specification, home to more than 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 and 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 6 February, 7.45 pm

The transformative power of light: creating an emotional response to the home by Rebecca Weir (Light.iQ) Wednesday 7 February, 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 7 February, 4.00pm

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

Metric code by Farhad Rahim (BuroHappold) Thursday 8 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 of implementing 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 8 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.

Confirmed exhibitors for Light School 2018 include Applelec, Evans Turner Finishes, F-Light, Lightly Technologies, Optelma Lighting, Pixalux UK and Unibox.

Evans Turner Finishes will be showcasing Illumapanel, an ultra slim LED Light panel which illuminates feature walls in varying light levels.

Applelec will be unveiling NeonLux a new neon-style lettering product, which can be used to create graphic shapes and imaginative designs, from the outline of a cocktail glass or a lightning bolt.

Exhibiting for the first time at Light School is Pixalux who will be presenting their range of illuminated shelving which can be chosen from a collection of stunning texture finishes.

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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