darc thoughts@Clerkenwell Design Week confirmed

(UK) – darc magazine hosts three-days of talks and presentations focused on lighting within interior design.

Curated by darc’s editor Helen Ankers, the talks programme takes place at Fabric nightclub from 21-23 May as part of this year’s Clerkenwell Design Week’s ‘Light’ exhibition. A mix of project presentations and panel discussions the programme will focus on the importance of lighting design within interiors and architecture, bringing with it leading names from the worlds of interiors and lighting.

darc’s Editor Helen Ankers comments: “The importance of lighting within interior design is undeniable and reflected in the pages of darc magazine each issue. We are seeing the relationship between interior and lighting designers continue to grow when working on projects, with both disciplines able to learn from each other. Through partnering with Clerkenwell Design Week for this year’s lighting talks, we hope to raise the profile of lighting within interior design further and aim to bring a varied and interesting mix of topics to the event.”

Tuesday 21 May

11am – Realising a design vision with architectural and bespoke decorative lighting

An inspiring insight into the collaboration between lighting designers Into and interior designers DesignLSM showing how they realise their collective vision for the lighting on flagship restaurant projects. Darren Orrow (Into Lighting) and Karen Taylor (Design LSM) discuss the design process from initial interiors concept through to the development of a fully integrated architectural lighting scheme, decorative lighting selection and the product design, modelling and manufacture process for bespoke decorative lighting.

1pm – Outdoor Lighting – A Designer’s Guide

Presented by Simeon Chilvers, Manager Director of Cameron Design House and Sally Storey, Creative Director of John Cullen Lighting – learn how to choose decorative lighting for the garden; about clever outdoor lighting techniques; as well as the importance of bespoke outdoor lighting solutions.

3pm – Design with OLED

Balint Bolygo and Elod Beregszaszi of Kinetech Design explore the design capabilities of OLED and consider how OLED panels can be used to create designs not possible with other light sources. Kinetech will be joined by Sandi Moolman of frequent collaborators, Applelec, who will talk about how the company supports designers using OLED light panels in a variety of applications.

Wednesday 22 May

11am – Women in Design

Light Collective’s Women in Lighting project will meet to discuss the role of women in design. Moderated by WiL UK ambassador Greta Smetoniute of Michael Grubb Studio | Panelists include: Lauren Lever of Foundry; Katia Kolovea of Urban Electric; and Faye Robinson of Enigma Lighting

1pm – The Defining Light of Hospitality

How lighting design is crucial in creating inviting environments within the hotel sector. Moderated by Paul Nulty.  Panelists include: Constantina Tsoutsikou of HBA; Roman Zakovsky of Lasvit; Sofia Hagen of DH Liberty; and Tom Hupe of Perkins and Wills.

3pm – Lamps for the Neanderthal – Magnus Wastberg

Our DNA has not changed much for the last 300.000 years or so but for the last 50 – 100 years our relationship to light has changed profoundly. Did we lose anything on the way?

Thursday 23 May

11am – Lighting Your Life

Whether mood enhancing, transitional or developed with people in mind, how residential lighting can do more than just illuminate. Moderated by Harry McKinley | Panelists include: Anna Burles of Run For The Hills; Monique Tollgard of Staffan Tollgard Design Group; and Sanjit Bahra of Design Plus Light.

1pm – Fit for Purpose

Both decorative and purposeful, how function and form align in lighting for bar and restaurant spaces. Moderated by Harry McKinley | Panelists include:Tony Matters of Faber Design; James Roberts of James Roberts Design Studio; and Nick Hoggett of dpa lighting consultants.

For more information visit: Clerkenwell Design Week