mondo*arc partners School Room at Surface Design Show

January 28, 2016

(UK) – Surface Design Show’s School Room educates architects and designers with lighting knowledge at Light School, sponsored by iGuzzini and partnered by mondo*arc.

With over 40 presentations on three stages, Surface Design Show 2016 is guaranteed to educate and inspire. Taking place at London’s Business Design Centre from 9-11th February, Surface Design Show 2016 is the only event in the UK that focuses solely on interior and exterior surfaces. The 2016 Show will be the largest to date, connecting innovative materials with a specifying audience of architects, designers and specifiers.

The three seminar areas are the Main Stage, the CPD Hub and the School Room. The Main Stage is the home of headline acts with topics that appeal across the design world. Associations presenting on the Main Stage will include Houzz, New London Architecture, SBID Healthcare Advisory Council and BIID. The CPD Hub sponsored by BCFA and BIID is a forum for professional development where visitors can gain CPD points by attending. The School Room, which is part of the Light School, provides information about lighting design and trends and is sponsored by iGuzzini with mondo*arc as the media partner.

Located in Light School, the School Room will provide architects and designers with education and knowledge about lighting design and lighting products. Many of the School Room lecturers will be returning for their second or third year and will also be joined by new colleagues. The plethora of lighting experts at the show will include David Atkinson from David Atkinson Lighting Design who will present ‘Diversity through Light’, Sally Storey from Lighting Design International – ‘How to use Light to Create a Retail Experience that re-enforces your Brand’ whilst ‘The Language of Light: a Creative Approach to Residential Lighting’ will be presented by Rebecca Weir of Light IQ.

T: @surfacethinking

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School Room schedule as follows:


School Room
Tues 9 Feb
6.30-6.45 Welcome Paul James, Mondo*arc
6.45-7.45 Consumer Connections and Added Value with Light Mike Grubb, Mike Grubb Studio
7.45-8.45 How to Use Light to Create a Retail Experience that Re-Inforces your Brand Sally Storey, Lighting Design Int
Wed 10 Feb
11.15-12.15 Retail Therapy Nulty +
12.15-1.15 Diversity Through Light David Atkinson, David Atkinson Lighting Design
1.15-2.15 Lighting for Casinos: the Effect of Good (or Bad) Lighting on Gamblers James Siddle, Ideaworks
2.15-3.15 The Relationship of Light and Plants: the Impact on People and Cities Melissa Mak, Arup
3.15-4.15 What to Do and What NOT to Do When Lighting Restaurants and Bars Peter Veale, Firefly Lighting Design
4.15-5.15 The Language of Light: a Creative Approach to Residential Lighting Rebecca Weir, Light IQ
5.15-6.15 The Importance of Integration: Light as Architectural Fabric Christopher Knowlton, Electrolight
6.15-7.15 Light and the Future of Retail Anna Kharchenkova, Light Bureau
Thurs 11 Feb
11.15-12.15 ‘The girl who was on fire’.   A study of light, surfaces and human perception. In a dementia context things get a bit tricky…David McNair, Dementia Centre, HammondCare
12.15-1.15 Creating a Luxury Lighting Scheme within Heritage Buildings Sanjit Bahra, Design Plus Lot
2.15-3.15 The World’s a Stage Mark Ridler, BDP
3.15-4.15 Why Colour Temperature is Critical Neil Knowles, Elektra Lighting

For the full programme of events and seminars please visit