Chris Fordham

You can contact Chris at cf@thelightreviewonline.com His lighting design website address is www.limelumen.co.uk “‘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)

Jason Bruges Studio

Light Creators: Jason Bruges

Jason Bruges Studio simply does amazing and unique work on an international stage, it’s hard to put it any more succinctly than that. . If you love the blend of innovative art, architecture, and design, (I do) that can spark your curiosity by posing the simple question of, ‘How, in hell did they do that?’ …

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The Magical World of Projection Mapping

The Magical World of Projection Mapping

Projection mapping lies very much on the periphery of lighting design and sits somewhere between the world of theatre and events lighting. It is it’s own thing. In this podcast we speak to someone who was there from the start of this phenomenon. Learning his trade in France during the late 80’s, from a company …

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Remanufacturing: a Nice taste of the Cote d’Azur

Nice this year is a little different. Sitting on the beach next to the British financed and constructed ‘Promenade Des Anglais’ from the 1800’s, (One would presume that was some time after the battle of Waterloo, otherwise I reckon the atmosphere could have been a wee bit ‘frosty’?!) you normally get quite a fair few …

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How Different Creative Industries Approach Lighting Design

Chris Fordham writes: One of the joys for me of working in this industry is the fact that there is so much variety, and certainly no lack of opinions. To get anywhere in any creative field one thing of massive import is to know your customer, your client and those with whom you collaborate . …

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Street Lighting: is it fit for purpose?

One of the quotes I often use is from Yuval Noah Harari, when he speaks of the Scientific Revolution in which we currently find ourselves. ‘The idea of progress is built on the notion that if we admit our ignorance and invest resources in research, things can improve’. There is no shortage of research into …

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Design and Ingo Maurer, German Humour with Functionality

In the next chapter of this design series where we look across the water to see what our friends in Europe are up to, The Light Review speaks to German designer Axel Schmid, part of the team working at Ingo Maurer. If you love good design but haven’t heard of Ingo Maurer, or maybe are …

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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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