• LED Linear to sponsor the popular Light Talks
  • The Broad Museum in USA and Sacred Heart Cathedral of Kericho Diocese in Kenya both win a Surface Design Award in the Light and Surfaces (Interior) Category. Lighting designers for both projects was Arup.
  • Redbridge College wins the Light and Surface (Exterior) Award. Designers were Ayre Chamberlain Gaunt
  • Enter your projects now for the 2018 Surface Design Awards. Entries must close on Fri 29 Sept.


“Another great talk at the Surface Design Show!”

The Light Talks alumni of lecturers reads like a Who’s Who from the lighting design industry. Curated by lighting consultancy Light Collective, Light Talks hosts some 16 presentations over the 2½ days of the Show.

Sometimes controversial, always educational and 100% 'sold out', Light Talks is the focal point for architects and designers to listen and learn.

Recent lecturers at Light Talks include:

  • Anna Kharchenkova, Light Bureau
  • Benz Roos, Speirs and Major
  • Charlotte Svenson, Lighting Design International
  • Christopher Knowlton, 18 Degrees
  • Dan Lister, Arup
  • David Atkinson, David Atkinson Lighting Design
  • David McNair, Hammondcare
  • Ellie Coombs, Nulty +
  • Emilio Hernandez, Nulty +
  • Gerardo Olvera, Light IQ
  • Ingo Kalecinski, DPA
  • James Siddle, Ideaworks
  • John Bullock, John Bullock Lighting Design
  • John Lau, Firefly Lighting Design
  • Kelli Zezulka, University of Leeds
  • Maida Hot, GIA Equation
  • Mark Ridler, BDP
  • Melissa Mak, Arup
  • Michael Grubb, Michael Grubb Studio
  • Neil Knowles, Elektra Lighting
  • Paloma Plumed Martin, Light Bureau
  • Peter Veale, firefly Lighting Design
  • Rebecca Weir, Light IQ
  • Rob Honeywill, Maurice Brill Lighting Design
  • Sally Storey, Lighting Design International
  • Sanjit Bahra, Design Plus Lot
  • Stuart Alexander, Michael Grubb Studio

Presented by Light Collective, the School Room attracted over 400 architects and designers in 2017! 

To sponsor the Light Talks stage call Philippa Christer on 07812 099280 or philippa.christer@montex.co.uk 

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