Light School to light the way at Surface Design Show 2018

January 19, 2018

(UK) – Light School gives lighting designers the chance to discover the latest developments in architectural lighting whilst learning from the UK’s leading lighting experts.

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.

Presented by Light Collective and supported by the Institution of Lighting Professionals, Light School 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 sixteen 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 at 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 also feature a wall of postcards featuring speakers’ projects for curious visitors to browse and take-away.

For a full programme of Light Talks visit the Light School on Surface Design Show’s website here.

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

Light School aims to ensure that its attendees leave enlightened, having learnt something that will change the way that they view and use light.

For further information and images please contact Cora Kemp 07903 481131

Visit the website for more information on Light School and to register.