UPDATE: Light School at Surface Design Show 2017

(UK) – Fourth Light School to visit London’s Business Design Centre from 7-9 February. 

Light School will be hosted within Surface Design Show 2017 at the Business Design Centre in London from 7-9 February.

For over ten years Surface Design Show has focused solely on interior and exterior surfaces, connecting innovative and exciting materials with a specifying audience of architects and designers. Light is a vital partner to surface design, changing interior and exterior surfaces dramatically – Light School attendees will discover the best of new lighting design and learn about the important partnership between surface and light.

Now in its fourth year, Light School presented by The Light Collective and supported by the Institute of Lighting Professionals consists of three parts: Light Talks, Product School and the School Newspaper.

The School Room

The School Room hosts Light Talks sponsored by Luctra; two and a half days of lessons and hands-on demos with top UK lighting designers taking on the role of lecturers. The programme of talks provides the audience with access to the UK’s leading lighting designers, many of whom are returning for the second or third year. This year’s speakers will include David Atkinson of David Atkinson Lighting Design, Sanjit Bahra of Design Plus Light, Ellie Coombs of Nulty, Rebecca Weir of Light IQ and Sally Storey of Lighting Design International. The auditorium will feature the award winning Flex by Luctra, which is a cordless and portable lamp designed to enhance wellbeing and productivity by harnessing the biological effect of light.

Product School

Product School is the home of architectural lighting and provides architects and designers with a comprehensive review of lighting innovation and technology. Visitors can touch, compare and learn about innovative lighting products from exhibitors including Spectral, Applelec, Optelma, Baro, Wila, Evans Turner, Visive, Selux and Lumiscopic. One new product introduced for Light School will be a range of illuminated surfaces from Lumiscopic featuring their trademark dichoric materials which appear to change colour depending on the viewing angle. Whilst Baro will be showcasing their recently developed LED hybrid technology; a special 3D silicone lens on the LED module which ensures that less light is directly emitted and more light reaches the target surface in a controlled manner via the reflector facets.

In 2016 British lighting company Factorylux launched a new range of Xicato powered architectural spotlights, pendants, wall lights and lighting track. During Surface Design Show Factorylux will be hosting a series of lighting workshops where attendees make, test and certify a complete luminaire to BS EN 60598. Workshops are in #TheVan a purpose built mobile workspace which has just completed a hugely successful Trans-Europe Express Tour. The van will be situated at the entrance to the Business Design Centre and the 1 hour workshops will take place during the opening times of the event.

School Newspaper

Every school has a newspaper and of course Light School is no exception. The Light School Newspaper, sponsored by Xicato, is a free newspaper sent out to 70,000 architects, designers and specifiers. Plus every attendee gets a free copy to take away at the end of the ‘school day’. The newspaper contains articles on Lighting Design, Product School and interviews from Light Talks lecturers.

Attendees have the opportunity to choose from three stages during Surface Design Show, they are the Main Stage, the CPD Hub and Light Talks. The Main Stage is home to the headline acts and will host twelve keynote presentations. The CPD Hub gives our professional audience the chance to update and gain points at the latest CPD approved seminars, before transforming into The Stone Hub on the final day to dive deep into the stone industry.

Highlighted below are just a few of the seminars taking place over the two and a half day show.

Tuesday 7 February

The Main Stage
Sponsored by Ceramiche Ricchetti
CPD Hub Light School
18.00
SDS Opens
18.00
SDS Opens
18.00
SDS Opens
18.30 – 20.00
Live Debate
Good Design is Narrative Design
Hosted by David Michon
19.00 – 19.45
Helping the Client Visualise your Design
Vectorworks
6.30 – 18.45
Light Collective
18.45 – 19.45
Blobs, Scallops and Glowing Things: Serving up the language of light from the depths of the ocean
Stuart Alexander, Mike Grubb Studio
19.45 – 20.45
Colour by Numbers
Christopher Knowlton
21.00
SDS Closes
21.00
SDS Closes
21.00
SDS Closes

 

Wednesday 8 February

The Main Stage
Sponsored by Ceramiche Ricchetti
CPD Hub Light School
11.00
SDS Opens
11.00
SDS Opens
11.00
SDS Opens
11.30 – 12.15
Surface Trend Forecast from the Houzz Community
Ffion Francis, Industry Marketing, Houzz.co.uk
11.45 – 12.30
Sound Proofing Insulation Solutions
Cellecta
11.15 – 12.15
Emilio Hernandez, Nulty +
12.30 – 13.30
Future trends in Hospitality Design
Hosted by Sleeper
Erik Weber, International Project Manager, Rosskopf + PartnerJason Cox, Head of Sales & Specification, Isomi / Rosskopf + Partner
12.45 – 13.30
Acoustics & Architecture
Texaa
12.15 – 13.15
Seriously Light Hearted
Ingo Kalecinski, DPA
14.15 – 15.00
Sustainable Design, Health and Wellbeing in Higher Education
Hosted by FISElina Grigoriou, Grigoriou Design and Chair, RICS SKA RatingEvan Landy EHS, (Environment) Officer, University College LondonAndrew Parkin Acoustics, Partner, Cundall
13.45 – 14.30
New 2018 Trends and Collections for the Imaginative Mind
Gerflor
13.15 – 14.15
Communicating the Intangible: How we talk about light
Kelli Zezulka, University of Leeds
16.15 – 17.00
3 Key Design Trends AW 2017/18: Translated into Textures
Scarlet Opus
14.45 – 15.30
Wood Veneer: Using a precious natural resource
Mundy Veneer
14.15 – 15.15
Lighting for Learning Spaces: More than illumination
Dan Lister, Arup
17.15 – 18.00
Inspiring Hospitality Design
Hosted by Stirling Johnstone, Editor GS MagazineUna Barak, Group Director, Scott BrownriggMartin Hulbert, Founder & CEO, MHD
15.45 – 16.30
Solid Surfacing: Infinitely Versatile
Blackheath Products
16.15 – 17.15
Everything You Wanted to Know about Hospitality Lighting – But Were Afraid to Ask
Rob Honeywill, Maurice Brill Lighting Design
18.30 – 20.00
PechaKucha Evening
Chaired by Phil Coffey, Coffey Architects
Chris Dyson, Chris Dyson ArchitectsElly Ward, Ordinary ArchitectureHenning Stummel, Henning Stummel ArchitectsTimo Haedrich, Haptic Architects

David Howarth, DRDH Architects

Lawrence Egret, Studio Egret West

Matthew Driscoll, Threefold Architects

Paul Ruff, RUFFNASSETTI

Sam Jacob, Sam Jacob Architects

16.45 – 17.30
UV Stable Digital Printing onto Ceramic, Porcelain, Glass and Enamel Steel Panels
Tiled Space
17.15 – 18.15
How Lighting is Painting Material
Benz Roos, Speirs and Major
21.00
SDS Closes
17.45 – 18.30
Living Walls for Healthy Interiors
Scotscape
18.15 – 19.15
Is It the Time to Redefine the Term Hospitality and Redraw the Boundaries?
Maida Hot, GIA Equations
  19.00 – 14.45
Helping the Client Visualise Your Design
 
  20.00 – 20.45
Oikos
21.00
SDS Closes
  21.00
SDS Closes
 

 

Thursday 9 February

The Main Stage
Sponsored by Ceramiche Ricchetti
Stone Hub Light School
11.00
SDS Opens
11.00
SDS Opens
11.00
SDS Opens
11.30 – 12.15
Surface Spotlight Trends: Colour, texture and material directions for Hospitality & Education
Sally Angharad, Trend Consultant & Design Writer
11.45 – 12.30
Stone me!
The Advantages of Using a Stone Professional when Specifying Interior Stone FinishesRobert Merry, Stone Consultants
11.15 – 12.15

Taking Control of Your Guests’ Experience: How lighting can influence your guests’ experience
Charlotte Svenson, Lighting Design International

12.45 – 13.30
A Sense of Place: Cultural Identity & Hospitality Design

Hosted by BIIDAriane Steinbeck, RPW Design
12.45 – 13.30
The Essential Guide to Substrate Preparation and Stone Installation
Steve Turner, Amarestone
12.15 – 13.15
Lighting for Health and Wellbeing – what’s that all about?John Bullock, John Bullock Lighting Design
14.00 – 15.00
Mick Jordan, Editor of Mix Interiors interviews the winner of the Supreme Award at the Surface Design Awards 2017
13.45 – 14.30
The Benefits of Using Next Generation Water-based Epoxide Grouts in Cutting-edge Stone Installations: sustainability, user-friendliness and creative flexibility

Ori Lamm, Smartified SolutionsPeter Vann, Ceramique Internationale
13.15 – 14.15
Adding the LUX to LUXury: A pictorial strategy to hospitality lighting.
Gerardo Olvera, Light IQ
15.30 – 16.15
Robust and Beautiful Facades: New developments in concrete cladding
Elaine Toogood, ‎Senior Architect at ‎The Concrete Centre
14.45 – 15.45
Sealing Natural Stone Surfaces: Options and Outcomes
Martin Ballard, Fila UK 
14.15 – 15.15
Human Centric Lighting: The myths and the reality
Mark Ridler, BDP
17.00
SDS Closes
16.00 – 16.45
The Importance of Cleaning and Maintaining Natural Stone Surfaces: cleaning options, site benefits and aesthetic impact
Martin Ballard, Fila UK
15.15 – 16.15
Paloma Plumed Martin, Light Bureau
  17.00
SDS Closes
17.00
SDS Closes

For the full programme of events and seminars visit the surface design show website below.

Professionals can attend for free by registering via the website

www.lightcollective.net
www.surfacedesignshow.com

#SDS17 #LightSchool #StoneGallery