Rogier van der Heide
"Great lighting design gives your brand an emotional dimension. I combine technology with art & craft, to help your brand stand out. Let the light tell your story".
In theatre or architecture, light inspires, attracts, and tells a story. Your story.
Rogier van der Heide is one of the world's best-known lighting designers. For over 30 years, Rogier has delighted clients with imaginative lighting design that is simple and yet artistic and effective.
Rogier also has great interest in technology, and throughout his career he has collaborated with scientists, technologists, industrial designers and inventors to bring his ideas to life.
Light is information, communication, and emotion.
Light is essential for life.
Light makes our future possible
Rogier van der Heide has always worked with light. 1994, he founded the agency. A world’s first: serving clients with an holistic approach to light, imagery and architecture.
When the practice got acquired by Arup, Arup Lighting grew to over 70 lighting designers under Rogier’s artistic and business leadership.
2010, Rogier joined Philips Lighting, to lead all the design activities of the corporation as Chief Design Officer and Vice President.
As a lighting designer, Rogier continues to empower clients with imaginative light. And Rogier stays connected with the new generation of designers through lectures, workshops and talks, but also as founder of the world’s largest festival of Light Art, in Amsterdam.
A lighting genius
Metropolis Magazine called Rogier "a genius master of light".
Arc Magazine wrote "lighting design guru Rogier van der Heide".
Upon opening of the Rijksmuseum, Dutch quality newspaper NRC wrote "the light is from heaven".