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Lighting Design Forum Singapore Launches

19 January 2015, 9.45 GMT

(Singapore) - Inaugural Lighting Design Forum sets tone for International Year of Light initiative.

Held at the National Design Centre Singapore, in November last year, the event brings together experts, designers and students involved in architecture, design and lighting design studies.

Aimed at creating a place for professionals in the lighting business where ideas and best practices can be unveiled and shared, the event is a new meeting point for designers, students and lecturers to exchange ideas.

Roberto Baggio, General Manager of Performance in Lighting Singapore, was in charge of promoting the show and commented: "2015 is the International Year of Light and I thought it was the perfect moment to drive this new initiative.”

Sponsored by Reggiani, Performance in Lighting and Eye Lighting Asia Pacific and supported by Italian Chamber of Commerce in Singapore (ICCS), DesignSingapore Council, and the Professional Lighting Design Convention (PLDC), the theme of the conference’s first edition was the lighting of historic art and monuments.

“People in Asia - from China to Indonesia - are discovering the importance of their origins and finding a cause for preserving prestigious monuments and retrieving pieces of art," continued Baggio. "The key role and great opportunities of heritage lighting are so huge that we could not ignore them.”

ICCS President Federico Donato introduced the forum’s Guest of Honour, Dr Gianluca Rubagotti, Deputy Head of Mission of the Embassy of Italy in Singapore who delivered the welcome speech.

After presenting the programme and objective of the Lighting Design Forum, Baggio welcomed Jean Wee, Director of the National Heritage Board, who spoke about the importance of light and the significance of the year 2015 as UNESCO’s International Year of Light.

Finally, Louis and Emmanuel Clair from Light Cibles explained creative architectural lighting approaches of world heritage sites when design is governed by conservation restrictions on drilling and using screws.


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