LIGHTING DESIGN FOR PROFESSIONALS
Over the last few years, the lighting design sector has developed significantly and today the demand for professional figures capable of understanding the dynamics of the relative scenarios in constant evolution continues to grow. The Course is designed for those who intend to extend and fine-tune their competences, in line with the most recent technological innovations and their uses but also from a creative point of view, where light is considered a true ‘material’.
Participants will be introduced to a theoretical presentation of the topic ‘light’, considered primarily from the physical, biological, technological, historical and applicative viewpoints, in the various sectors: from architecture to domestic and office environments; from the world of retail to the contract segment; from outdoor lighting to lighting for urban design. Theoretical lessons and seminars offer the participants the opportunity to acquire notions about the most recent innovations in the lighting design sector and become familiar with the working field of the lighting designer.
The attention will focus on how light interacts with its surrounding space, urban environment and scenery. Light as a characteristic that is perceived by the senses and emotions and therefore, as an ergonomic element based not only on quantity but also on quality, a device that makes our actions possible in a given context. In particular, students will be offered the opportunity to acknowledge the work of the artists and lighting designers who operate in the international scene and are actively involved in experimenting with both the technical and creative aspects of light.
Participants will study in depth the technical properties of light and the new materials used in the lighting design field: from the use of OLED (Organic Light Emitting Diode) sources, to more advanced strategies for controlling lighting equipment, depending on the various types of intervention. The main lighting calculation software systems will also be presented.
The classroom lessons will be alternated with workshops and practical sessions geared to enable students to experiment with the methodologies and techniques they have acquired. These will also prepare them for developing designs by analysing case histories, visiting industries and showrooms and performing activities specifically structured to help them explore the most recent applications and emerging trends in depth.
Participants will analyse the world of light in the retail space from both a functional and decorative stance, investigating the various lighting solutions available for the commercial environment. ‘Energy’, ‘sustainability’, ‘domotics’, but also ‘interpretative lighting’ and the relationship between ‘natural and artificial light’ today present themselves as some of the emerging issues. In line with these fields of research, a work briefing assigned by an external customer, professional studio or leading company in the lighting design sector will be proposed.
Under the guidance of their tutors and assistants, the participants in the course will be invited to complete an individual design of their own and their final presentation. They will also learn about the main international trade exhibitions in the field of lighting, such as Euroluce-Salone Internazionale del Mobile in Milan and Light+Building in Frankfurt, as well as several expositional initiatives dedicated to the world of light.