Light does not exist in isolation and the success of a lighting design depends on how well it supports and enhances the environment being illuminated. This principle plays an important role in Michael’s holistic approach to lighting design which combines his artistic and technical point of view.
The technical foundation of Michael’s practice is a result of ten years working at an electrical consultancy which had a firm belief in precise engineering and standards compliance. Striving to satisfy his creative desires through music and the visual arts, his artistic sensibility has always been present in his work. Combining these perspectives he does believe that form follows function however it should also be aesthetically pleasing.
Providing the minimum amount of light to a space is a relative easy task, distributing it in an eloquent way is the inherent challenge. Michael’s appreciation for technically sound artistic solutions enables him to assist architects and electrical planners in his role as a lighting consultant.
- how is the space to be used?
- what are the considerations of the client & end user?
- is a degree of flexibility and control required?
- how will natural light be incorporated in the design
All valid questions that a lighting consultant is trained to address to ensure that the final design achieves its full potential.
His understanding of light is an asset in his role as an educator. With a focus on gallery and exhibition lighting Michael delivers lectures through online platform NODE Center for Curatorial Studies for people wishing to learn more about this niche area.
Please do not hesitate to contact Michael should you require a comprehensive resume.