Love That Design’s focus groups allow the A&D community to gain deeper insight into the workings of the regional industry, to understand what designers truly need, and hence be able to deliver on a platform that exists to serve this very market.
Our second Designer Focus Group, delved into the oft shadowed world of Lighting Design in the region. Dubbed the ‘orphans of the industry’ (mainly by us), lighting designers are incredibly misunderstood, and frequently ‘value engineered’ out. Sadly, more often than not, projects that do not have a professional lighting design consultant on board, clearly show that they did not have a professional consultant on board. After our discussion with the handful of top lighting design firms and boutique consultancies, we learn of their true value on an interior design project, and how incredibly crucial good lighting is in any interior.
Top from left: Bill Johnson, Director, CD+M Lighting Design Group; Waleed Fakousa, Director & Partner, CD+M, The Lighting Institute; Erin Slaviero, Associate, Delta Lighting Solutions; Above from left: Regina Santos, Founder & Design Director, Light Fusion Specialist Lighting; Andrea Acciarresi, Associate Director, Light Touch PLD; Siddharth Mathur, Partner & Design Director, Studio Lumen; Courtney Mark, Design Director & Founder, Studio Mark
TOPICS OF DISCUSSION
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How necessary is it to hire a lighting design consultant on a project?
What happens in projects where a lighting expert or firm is not consulted?
The misconception that lighting designers are ‘specialised’ and expensive
How do you gain exposure to new brands, products and technologies?
Where does the growth and learning come from?
Sustainability certifications and the role of lighting in this field
What is the most challenging part of this job?
10 March, 2023