Well if feels like I have died and gone to lighting heaven…
Euroluce 2017 has opened my eyes to endless possibilities in lighting design. Coming from an interior design background, up until this point I’ve only really specified luminaires in my projects at varsity, and that with limited knowledge about what has been out there all along
(believe it or not, Google can only help you with what you know…).
The exhibition is enormous! For a first-timer it was very overwhelming and exciting and so worth it. Not only do you get to see the beautifully designed luminaires, you also get to interact with the suppliers. Everyone I met was very friendly and more than eager to help.
Questions about the light fittings and optics were answered and explained in great detail. What I took away from the experience is that almost everything is customizable. Some suppliers
(such as Presciosa Lighting) don’t only focus on designing luminaires but rather on creating an art installation within a space using light and other materials.
I have seen beautiful luminaires, gained extensive knowledge about optics and light fittings and how they get mounted on different surfaces, learned about control gear and most importantly I have seen the passion in the industry.
I was very fortunate to be given the opportunity to visit Euroluce and it was by far one of the greatest experiences of my life. I would urge anyone, especially young designers and design students, to visit Milan Design Week, should you get the opportunity. And if you do, go towards the light, you will not regret it.
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