Chris Fordham

You can contact Chris at cf@thelightreviewonline.com “‘Architecture is the masterly, correct and magnificent play of masses brought together in light. Our eyes are made to see forms in light; light and shade reveal these forms; cubes, cones, spheres, cylinders or pyramids are the great primary forms which light reveals to advantage; the image of these is distinct and tangible within us without ambiguity’ ” — Le Corbusier. 'Vers une architecture' [Towards a new Architecture] (1923)

Danish Design, Clean Beauty, Distinct From The Scandinavian Culture of ‘Funkis’.

Following on from our previous instalment of this design series, where we look across the water to our friends in Europe, ‘The Light Review’ once again investigates how design is moulded by its environment, history and culture. For anyone who has been to Copenhagen or anywhere else in Denmark, you will be familiar with the …

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Sally Storey - LIT 2020 Lifetime Achievement Award in Lighting Design

Sally Storey – LIT 2020 Lifetime Achievement Award in Lighting Design

John Bullock writes:Apart from our mutual boss, John Cullen, Sally was the first proper lighting designer that I worked with – and it was that connection that encouraged me to establish my own lighting design career. So its all their fault, really.Its an enormous pleasure to me that LIT has recognised Sally for her contribution …

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The Romance that is Italian Lighting

Chris Fordham investigates: For this topic, I was fortunate enough to be joined by the U.K. sales manager at Atrium for Flos, Paola di Arianello. Her background with various Italian companies as a designer and as an Italian herself, gives an interesting insight into a country where the design market is firmly embedded into the …

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Enzo Mari – We say goodbye to an old-school design legend

Chris Fordam writes: I first encountered the name ‘Enzo Mari’ when my old friend and muse Francesca Perani was working for him back in 2000. Why do I refer to him as old school? It’s not  because of the 88 years he reached when he sadly passed away a few days ago (19th October 2020) …

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Seeing is believing, and nothing can beat a good lighting showroom

Well here’s a surprise. Spending a good part of the day sat in a car, train, bus or tube isn’t the best use of our time, and is it even necessary? And guess what . . . many of us are working from home without the need for a soul destroying, life-sucking COMMUTE. We’re causing …

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