Rank #1: 18 with Kai Piippo - Head of Design - ÅF Lighting
Kai Piippo is a Stockholm based award winning lighting designer and Head of Design of ÅF Lighting. (http://www.afconsult.com/en/do-business/our-services/infrastructure/lighting/lighting/)Well renowned throughout Scandinavia and the world, he receives frequent speaking engagements about Nordic light and lighting. One of the latest concepts we talked about is called Liquid Light, which explores the abilities of advanced lighting control: https://vimeo.com/317451710 Kai is also a member of the IALD: https://www.iald.org/Designer-Directory/Designers/Kai-Piippo One of the amazing projects we talked about: http://www.afconsult.com/en/do-business/our-services/infrastructure/lighting/lighting/news/under-the-sea/ Kai Piippo has extensive experience in lighting design in the field and his sense of lighting design is invaluable in projects that require a large adjustment to the surrounding urban areas and unconventional solutions. He also has a very good ability to create strong lighting design concepts, communicate visions and ideas and thereby gather and enthuse many different stakeholders so that a common vision can become reality. Kai has won the Swedish Lighting Award 2008, 2012 and 2013 for the lighting design of the K: five, The footsteps of the giants and Royal Library Annex. Kai Piippo is founder of internationally recognized lighting design company Ljusarkitektur which merged with ÅF Lighting in 2013. With more than 30 years of experience, ÅF Lighting is in the forefront of the professional lighting consultancy field. Their multidisciplinary team of experts possess a wide range of competences in all facets of professional lighting, from initial concepts and ideas through to finished solutions. Their consultancy services are based on a combination of highly specialized engineering services and a Scandinavian design approach. Please find the Light Lounge Podcast also on Anchor, Spotify, Apple Podcast. In order to promote professional lighting design, please help spread the word, leave a great rating on Apple Podcast or say hi on Instagram thomas_mnich More info: http://www.thomasmnich.com/
Rank #2: 04 with Yuliya Savelyeva, lighting designer at Arup and her dog Rosco
Yuliya and I went to Burning Man in 2018 and speak about the event, lighting design, architecture and the importance of sustainability. The recommendation of hers is the book "Loving this planet" by Helen Caldicott. Please check out her Instagram: YuliyaSavelyeva or email with any questions: email@example.com - enjoy listening the conversation in the light lounge. Yuliya Savelyeva is a lighting designer currently working for Arup in San Francisco. Yuliya has a Masters of Fine Arts Degree in Lighting Design and Master of Architecture from Parsons The New School for design and worked with Steven Holl Architects at her time in New York City.
Rank #3: 01 Awareness exercise for light
This episode is a little teaser and exercise for the upcoming interviews of lighting designers, artists and lighting enthusiasts. Check your surrounding, feel the space you are in right now and become aware how light can alter your emotions and your relationship to the space.
Rank #4: 03 Conversation with Nick Tafel - designer, creator, maker at Knotel
Nick Tafel is a design and project architect at Knotel. We talk about his journey from being a baker, leather designer, architect, photographer and being involved at Nike's store design, up to the future of architecture, lighting and a new consciousness of designers. You can reach him at www.nicktafel.com - www.nonameleathers.com - and his instagram: nicktafel.
Rank #5: 00 Light Lounge Introduction
Welcome to the light lounge with Thomas Mnich and stories from artists, designers and architects!