Exhibition in Paris Oct . 25 . 2017
The Future of Urban Lighting – Eight visions from Masters of Light
LPA is participating in PLDC（Professional Lighting Design Convention） this year and exhibiting our design proposal for “The Future of Urban Lighting – Eight visions from Masters of Light”
Zumtobel Thorn showroom
10 rue d‘Uzès, 75002 Paris
Duration: 30th Oct – 4th Nov (Open all week from 9am to 8pm）
There will be opening event on the 31st Oct where Mende will be giving a talk. Please have a look if you are nearby. Find our more exhibition information here.
The emergence of new light sources such as LED as well as the evolution of digital lighting control technology may dramatically change our living environment. At the same time, numerous natural and man-made disasters, as well as environmental changes have forced a discussion on how to approach energy consumption and how to power lighting. Endlessly evolving, optical technologies have provided us not only convenience and efficiency but also the pleasure of freely manipulating light and shadow.
On the other hand, the use of artificial light has greatly impacted the circadian rhythm of humans and animals on top of creating the problem of light pollution nearly everywhere. There have been both optimistic and pessimistic views on the interactions between humans and the use of light. How can lighting design contribute to the creation of “a wonderful encounter between light and people”? What can we expect from our lighting environment in the future?
In this exhibition, what we should discuss is not only future technology, but more importantly, we should discuss how we want our future to be. What should urban lighting in the future be? “Technology and willpower” will create a brilliant future nightscape. We hope that the evolution of technology will be used well by our sheer willpower.
We would be happy if this vision of the future becomes a platform to engage in a fruitful dialogue with you.
Kaoru Mende ＋ Lighting Planners Associates