Rogier van der Heide to curate Trends in Lighting 2018

(Austria) – The 2018 edition of Trends in Lighting will be curated by Rogier van der Heide, former Vice President and Chief Design Officer of Philips Lighting and Chief Design & Marketing Officer of Zumtobel.

Rogier van der Heide is to curate the 2018 Trends in Lighting (TiL) event.

A master of light, a provocateur and a futurist, van der Heide is on a mission to curate an event that will empower and inspire everyone. “The digital transformation of lighting creates not just new technical possibilities: it empowers professionals of all backgrounds to create meaningful solutions with light,” he said.

“At Trends in Lighting, our four knowledge tracks will enable everyone to discover the incredible breadth of digital lighting applications, and to exchange passion, expertise and enthusiasm.”

Van der Heide, an IALD Radiance Award winner, was the first choice for the event organisers when deciding on a collaborative partner, as Luger Research wanted to collaborate with a strong creative leader in light for their event in 2018.

Siegfried Luger said of this strategic partnership: “We have observed this change in light and lighting coming in recent years. Now is the right time to bring the two worlds of lighting technology and innovative light applications together. By working with Rogier, designers, visionaries and innovators will inspire lighting technologists and vice versa.”

In the digital age, light is perceived differently: in different applications, light now easily adds different values, ranging from “health and wellbeing” to “light that sells” and “connected light”.

The role of the lighting designer is shifting and others are entering the field such as art directors, designers, business leaders, product designers and even doctors. Everyone can now create value with light.

Held alongside LpS, TiL 2018 will reflect these developments with four carefully curated tracks to inspire delegates;

Lighting Heart & Soul: Light for better living, light for health, light at work, light & sleep, light & mood.

The Right to Create: Design process, rapid prototyping, light & business, value with light.

Humanizing Tech: User experiences, usability, holistic experience of light.

Beyond Illumination: Connected light, IoT, software & light, integrating light in technology.

Registration for TiL 2018 is open until April 30th.