The Professional Lighting Design Week 2017 in Paris

The Professional Lighting Design Week 2017 in Paris

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The whole topic of architectural lighting design thrives on the opportunity for people to exchange ideas and information. There is hardly any other topic in the field of architecture right now that has as much dynamic impact as light. Digitalisation, biodynamic light in our architectural environments and the diverse definitions of light quality enhance the scope of architectural design substantially. But there is a great need for education and discussion.

Which is why we are planning a week of activities and events around the Professional Lighting Design Convention, PLDC 2017, in Paris in order to provide architects, specialist planners and the general public with more information about The importance of light. In collaboration with the City of Paris, we are calling all manufacturers, associations and institutions to open their doors and showrooms from 25. October to 4. November, and to stage events to inform, discuss and philosophise about light.

Over around ten days we would like to encourage partners to open their showrooms for discussions, exhibitions and get-togethers. We are expecting lighting designers, architects and creative minds from all over the world to attend PLDC. The Professional Lighting Design Week Paris would therefore be a great opportunity to attract leading planners from the design community – along the lines of the Paris Fashion Week.
Using the energy of light, it is our goal through
–    exhibitions
–    discussions
–    lectures
–    installations
–    creative activities
–    excursions
to underscore the importance of light for man and architecture and make people aware of future developments.

Everybody can be part of the PLD Week Paris. Let us know what ideas and activities you have in mind so we can support you through our marketing channels and promote your planned event(s) to attract visitors.
In three showrooms of our co-partners Erco, Zumtobel/Thorn and Fagerhult, we will be displaying the results of the international design ideas competition on “The future of urban lighting – creative and intelligent solutions to support and enhance social life in cities”.

  

Erco showroom gathering. Photo: Erco.                                                                               Erco showroom in Paris Photo: Erco.

The further element of our exhibition idea comprises a display of the creative visions of leading lighting designers from different parts of the world, plus visions from related design fields, such as the automobile industry.
– Concepto- headed by Roger Narboni
– Licht Raum Stadt Planung GmbH, headed by Uwe Knappschneider
– Les Eclairagistes Associés, headed by Laurent Fachard
– Lighting Design Collective SL, headed by Tapio Rosenius
– Speirs & Major, headed by Mark Major und Keith Bradshaw
– Lighting Planners Associates Inc., headed by Kaoru Mende,
– Arup Lighting, headed by Florance Lam
– ON Agence de Conception Lumière, headed by Vincent Thiesson

  

 

 

Overview of the Professional Lighting Design Week to date

Friday, 24. October, 2017    Opening of the Professional Lighting Design Week Paris
Exhibition in selected showrooms

Saturday, 28. October, 2017    Exhibition in selected showrooms
Discussions and presentations
Opening of an important site in Paris (TBC)

Sunday, 29. October, 2017    Exhibition in selected showrooms
Discussions and presentations

Monday, 30. October, 2017    Open showrooms and activities in the City of Paris
Exhibition in selected showrooms + get-togethers in open showrooms
PLDC excursions to projects in Paris

Tuesday, 31. October, 2017    Open showrooms and activities in the City of Paris
Exhibition in selected showrooms + get-togethers in open showrooms
PLDC excursions to projects in Paris

Wednesday, 1. November, 2017    Open showrooms and activities in the City of Paris
PLDC pre-convention meetings
PLDC excursions to projects in Paris

Thursday, 2. November, 2017    Open showrooms in the city
PLDC 2017 – Palais des Congrès
Official evening event with Targetti

Friday, 3. November, 2017    Open showrooms in the city
PLDC 2017 – Palais des Congrès

Saturday, 4. November, 2017    Open showrooms in the City of Paris
PLDC 2017 – Palais des Congrès
Gala Dinner
Closing of the Professional Lighting Design Week Paris

The PLD Week Paris 2017 promises to be a vibrant ten days of discussion, and an excellent opportunity to underline the importance and the role of light in architecture.
Organisation: VIA Events

More details to come.

PLDC warm-up in the iGuzzini showroom.