We are an award-winning boutique lighting design consultancy with a presence in Dubai and Dar es Salaam, providing a unique approach to spaces: creativity is key and technical know-how is second to none. Our services range from a purely conceptual scope, spanning schematic, detail design and site supervision & commissioning.

APPROACH

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creative

As an independent lighting design studio with an innate love for architecture & design, we create & implement concepts that are tailor-made works of art and conscious thinking.

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passionate

A collection of individuals who work with light using the psychology of seeing. Direction, colour, intensity, of light - can completely change one’s perception - our objective is to maximise each space's function & aesthetic.

Daylight first, then artificial - we apply light to human form, using light to reveal and hide; creating holistic spaces in which we, as humans, thrive. Interior and exterior spaces are approached creatively and through technical acumen.

expert

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Design is a conscious & unconscious ability, created through careful attention to detail. Lighting reveals that detail by focusing on the little elements that make each space unique. Consciously battling the misconception of the importance of light, this is our visual story.

versatile

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TEAM

Light.Funcers

Our diverse team is not only multi-talented, but understand the intricacies of lighting, design and execution. A quirky bunch of individuals who get it done.Our motto is to get it done, with uncompromised quality

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Sakina Dugawalla-Moeller

Rouwaida Dugawalla

Feisal Abasi

Founder . Design Director

Director

Business Development Manager

Borne out of a flair and passion for the creative, Sakina is founder of Light.Func. Gregarious in nature, she leads the team in executing design of the highest creative and technical quality. With over a decade's experience in the Middle East she goes beyond just design, being actively involved in education and the lighting community at large.

Rouwaida, otherwise known as Rou, is the business director across all our regions. She is instrumental in the efficiency of the team, ensuring all projects are audited and executed to the Design Director's intent. She is in charge of all administrative, human resource and accounting for the studio. She is the Light.Func beacon of light - her positivity & enthusiasm is second to none

Feisal spearheads the development of the studio, from new markets and creating lasting relationships with clients. Immaculately organised and with an easygoing nature, he is part of the team that ensures every opportunity worth the Light.Func approach is not missed. He is also a creative marvel.

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Maša Šuica

Janno Cuenco

Priyanka Viegas

Senior Lighting Designer

Lighting Architect

Lighting Designer

Maša is a passionate lighting designer with over 10 years experience working in the Middle East. Coming from an architectural background, she has a natural flair for complex technicality and passion for artistic lighting - a perfect combination to produce exemplary lighting design . With a naturally curious mind, she has proved in the few months as a Light.Funcer, that she is a creative force to be reckoned with.

Janno is our in-house Architect, AutoCAD guru, and resident gentleman. With a decade's experience in leading architectural & engineering teams, he leads the team in all aspects of technical drawings with an eye for detail. Driven by perfecting all aspects of design, he inspires the rest of the team to a higher level of excellence.

A visualiser by experience, Priyanka possesses both a BAID and Masters in Marketing. She is driven by her passion to produce design that astounds. Innately artistic, she uses software to bring the studio's creativity life . Like all artistic souls, she will not stop until her vision is reproduced. A bright young star for the studio and industry, that's for sure.

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Geeta Krishna Chandanapu

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Gayle Coutinho

Mikhail Punsalan

Design & BIM Support

Junior Lighting Designer

Lighting Architect

Geeta is an experienced CAD draughtsman that is always keen to learn and enhance his knowledge. With over 8 years experience as a technical draughtsman, he opted to enhance his knowledge and undertake additional training in BIM/Revit. His role within Light.Func is in implementing lighting layouts, assisting designers with 3D modeling and BIM Revit. 

Gayle is a creative 3 D modeler who has a strong passion for lighting Design. She has comes on board the Light.Func team to develop in to a lighting Designer.
Her role within Light.Func is in developing concepts, sketches and working with other team members in ensuring all of the project deliverables are met. 

Mikhail is the latest addition to our technical prowess as a team. With a decade's worth of experience in different roles, he brings to our Studio a fundamental & uncompromising skill to ensure, improve and maintain the quality of detail we are known for. From AutoCAD, BIM and coordination skills comes an irreplaceable team member.

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Donna Lyn Cada

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Firdaus Hamyar

Document Controller & Coordinator

Studio Administration & Leadership

Donna can only be described as a breath of fresh air. A multi-tasker & immaculate organiser and planner, she was an essential recruit to our team. Donna ensures compliance to project standards, timely unmissed submissions, recorded project history & planning as well as adherence to deadlines. Beyond just accuracy and timely submissions Officer, Donna has become a mentor to the Team, especially when the pressure is on!

Fida is an organized individual that is passionate about raising operational efficiency within the studio. She has come on board to work alongside the Director and Design Director.

 With a natural flair in management and her attention to detail, she is instrumental in ensuring that the QA/QC process is applied to all projects. She is also the nicest person on the team - true story.