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THE LIGHTBOX, SINGAPORE
•Taj Hotel, Bangalore If you could change one thing...Principal: Warinya Pintongkam
•Sheraton Hotel, Singapore Nothing to be changed. All things arerela-
•Carlton Hotel, Singapore tive, without the past we would not haveEstablished: 2004
•Park Regis Hotel, Singapore learnt. One should never regret anything in
Offices: Singapore, Bangkok •Quayside @Sentotsa, Singapore the past but to learnfromitthen changes
•Turquoise @Sentosa, Singapore the future.
Employees: 10 (2M :8F) •Falhumaafushi Resort island, Maldives
•AlBadie Hotel, Abu Dhabi The futureoflighting design?Annual turnover: S$1 million
The futureoflighting design is c ertainly
Favourite piece of kit: good. It is slowly becoming morevaluable
Notable projects: Lamy Pen, Lamy Pensil and Molskine A5 to architecturedevelopment.
•Internationa Plaza, Singapore notebook.
•Paragon Shopping Mall ,Singapore
•BMW office building and showroom, Best thing about
Singapore the lighting design
•Banyan Tree Resort, Lijiang, China and profession:
Bahrain We get to see
•GHotel, Penang, Malaysia many varieties of
•Mosaic Hotel, India architectureand
•Naan And Tepan Restaurant ,Shangri-la interior designs for
Hotel, Kota Kinabaru us to transform by
•LeMeridien, Chiangmai and Bangkok, lighting. Lighting is
Thailand the “Interpretation of
Space and Architec-
Current /upcoming projects: ture“.
•Anson, Office building, Singapore
FRANCESCA STORARO, ITALY
foreeffective collaboration among variousPrincipal: Francesca Storaro
areas of expertise, between designers and
the companies producing lighting fixtures,Established: 1990
is fundamental. These companies give
Office: Castel Gandolfo concrete form to our ideas and enable us to
express ourselves.
Employees: 2(2F)
Best thing about the lighting designAnnual turnover: € 200,000
profession:
The beauty of the lighting design profession
is that it is in aconstant state of evolu-Notable projects:
tion, research and development. It seems•Piazza del Campidoglio, Rome
achallenge for human beings towards the•Palazzo D’Arnolfo, San Giovanni Valdarno
discovery of the perfect source, the one that•IVillini delle Fate, Rome
allows artificial light to replace the natural•Castello Visconteo, Locarno
light for excellence: the Sun.•Correggio’sdomes, Parma
•Augustus Room, National Museum, Rome
If you could change one thing... The futureoflighting design?
The importance of the lighting designer isCurrent /upcoming projects: The architectureoflight is, for me, the future
often undervalued. Thereisamisconcep-•Four CBuilding, Beijing of architectureitself. Through artificial light
tion that anyone can do the job. However,•Pavilion B2, 2010 Shanghai Expo, it is possible to live again the architecture
it is important to recognise the lightingShanghai that man lives during the space of the sun,
designer’srole and added value. The lighting•Flatiron Building, New York City also during the space of the moon. Thus
designer,the “architect of light”, is an indi- it becomes possible, through light and its
vidual who is able to interpret, narrate andFavourite piece of kit: symbolic meaning, to tell the story of that
reveal elements of sculpture, painting andAny lamp or lighting fixturethat transforms architecturethrough the personal interpre-
architecturethrough aspecific language, themy idea into reality.You express your cre- tation of the lighting designer.Night-time
language of light, and must be recognisedativity through technological tools available becomes another spatial dimension, trans-
as such.to you in the lighting design industry.There- formed to dreams, fantasy and creativity.
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