Christopher Fordham

Visiting: Otherworld | London

With increasing urbanisation and the constant assault on our senses from work emails, Skype calls, WhatsApp groups, Facebook posts, Instagram, Twitter etc, Otherworld offers a virtual reality journey that, in our increasingly crowded environment, provides a brief respite from this noise. I went along to the creators of Otherworld to find out how they were …

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The Light Review at [d]arc room 2019

For all those who couldn’t make the show, The Light Review let Chris Fordham, our resident product reviewer, loose among the exhibitors to see what might take his fancy. Sitting on the site of what was at one point the world’s largest brewery, I did wonder what our Victorian forbears would have made of the …

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Clerkenwell Design Week 2019: on the streets

Chris Fordham wanders the romantic streets of Clerkenwell on behalf of The Light Review. “When in this area of London, and whilst walking around the streets for Clerkenwell Design Week, I often reminisce on Clerkenwell workshops, which I first came across in 2003 whilst visiting a friends design practice (Temple Works). With oily overalls hung …

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Euroluce 2019; the view from the aisles

“I know you. You’re John Bullock!” Damn, I thought; the debt collectors have found me at last. But, no. It was an altogether more pleasant experience, taking coffee in the cafe of The Royal Festival Hall (everyone needs a London office, after all) with Chris Fordham – lighting designer and astute commentator on the state …

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