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Lighting for Seoul Sky Garden is completed

Yesterday the Mayor of Seoul opened the Skygarden. This is a botanical garden that is elevated above the city. We did the lighting design. Ah… I hear you thinking “much like the High Line in New York City”. Well, not at all. This 1 kilometer long walk transforms a formerly abandoned highway into a living catalog […]

Austria kicking off the International Year of Light

Very proud of our kick off in Austria, with Zumtobel, Thorn and Tridonic. An amazing crowd of people from all over the world… I welcomed old friends such as Charles Stone and and Esther Torello, and made a deep bow to heroes such as Olafur Eliasson and Paul Marantz. See for yourself this 4-minute video… […]

The International Year of Light 2015

The International Year of Light 2015

You can’t posibly have missed it: this year it is the International Year of Light. We celebrate light as something so important even though most of the time we take it for granted… And in many countries there are events and activities organized to bring light to the attention of many and to get you […]

Zumtobel Group Press Dialogue

Zumtobel Group Press Dialogue

We’re in transformation at Zumtobel Group and the changes come with lots of opportunities even though there are things to catch up with, too. Today, in Vienna we spoke with the press after presentations by our CEO Ulrich Schumacher, our Head of Technology Klaus Vamberszky and myself. It was my first serious public appearance as […]

Missed the Light Festival…

With this video get a flavor of the last edition that closed January 2015. Hope to see you in December in Amsterdam!  

Why #thedress is not what you see

I’m a professional lighting designer; I have worked with light and the perception of color for over over 25 years. Here is – explained in a clear way – why #thedress sometimes seems to be white and gold even though it is black and blue. This does not happen when we take the photo. It […]

“I want to connect light to the rest of the world”…

… I have no idea how to do that but I want to find the way. Read in MondoArc the transcript of the conversation I had with Paul James. About light, the industry, my move from Philips to Zumtobel and what I did in the months between…  

Zumtobel opens Lichtforum in Amsterdam

As the new year begins, we at Zumtobel Group create a strong presence in one of the leading European centres of architecture and technology: before January is out, the company, which is based in Austria, is to open a new “Lichtforum” in the heart of Amsterdam. The new studio will act as an open house, […]

Amsterdam Light Festival

The Amsterdam Light Festival opened last night! Until mid January, every evening from 5pm. See the official website here. For those of you speaking Dutch, see a small preview on Dutch television here:

Welcome to the Rijksmuseum!

A magnificent film… it’s just 1:30 minute but it tells it all. Bravo!