Brasserie Best

We are pleased to share an article published in the January/February edition of darc magazine, regarding a new project recently completed by dpa’s Oxfordshire studio, The Kollázs Brasserie & Bar at The Four Seasons Hotel Gresham Palace, Budapest.

Please click here to view this article in full.

Luxury Liner

We are very proud to be working with Crystal Cruises International (CCI) and AD Associates on the design of CCI’s new luxury liner, Esprit. Details about this project have been featured in the ‘Drawing Board’ section of Mondo Arc – please click here to view this article in full.

Further details and images of this exciting new project will  be posted in the ‘Leisure’ section of our website very soon.

Light Tunnel by dpa lighting consultants

dpa were recently invited to participate in designing an installation for the inaugural darc Night Awards, held on 24th September 2015.  This was a unique event held to celebrate the darc awards and to also showcase a series of light installations from collaborations between lighting designers and manufacturer partners.

dpa participated by creating a light installation called “Light Tunnel”, which has been featured on the cover page of the latest Mondo Arc India Magazine. Please click here to see the magazine in full.


Night of Heritage Light – Blenheim Palace, Oxfordshire

dpa Lighting Consultants were delighted to be involved in creating the Night of Heritage Light on 1st October, and seeing one of these World Heritage sites in a way that nobody has before. This project shows the potential of light to present the world around us in a completely new way, but it also demonstrates the versatility of light and the technology behind it.

Lighting is an art as well as a science, and it’s been really exciting and a lot of fun for us to take part in this event with the SLL. We hope it will inspire the next generation of lighters, and remind others of the huge role lighting plays in their daily lives.

Light Tunnel

dpa were recently invited to participate in designing an installation for the inaugural darc Night Awards, held on 24th September 2015.  This was a unique event held to celebrate the darc awards and to also showcase a series of light installations from collaborations between lighting designers and manufacturer partners.

“Light is our guide.  Light assists when darkness falls.  But what if light were a barrier?  An obstruction?  Enter the Light Tunnel, where you must find your own way.”

Light Tunnel creates the illusion of a seemingly impassable route by utilising a series of full height lit vertical lines placed carefully so the participant perceives a barrier that prohibits them from travelling through.  The use of mirrors to the ceiling, walls and the edges of the lit profiles provides infinite inter-reflections, extending reality and the sense of obstruction so one is left to discover the pre-defined passage. Dynamic control of the installation alters the appearance of the Light Tunnel, ensuring continuous way finding adjustment amongst the blurred visual boundaries.

The installation used homogenous illuminated double faced tunable white and RGB modules complete with mirrored side facias. Each light element was installed at floor to ceiling within a secondary tunnel structure designed to conceal the existing building fabric with mirrors continuing along the entire ceiling length.


For the Mike Stoane Park Event 2015, Tommaso Gimigliano and Ingo Kalecinski from our dpa London studio, continued their research and experimentations into wearable light, wellbeing and boundaries.

Following their previous creation, the NeckLED, this year the two designers focussed their attention on hands and created two self-illuminated rings that represent a metaphor for a wearable aura of light, able to instil wellbeing and define the boundaries of a personal micro-cosmos of warmth and comfort. Stylistically this exercise concentrates on enhancing the beautiful minimalism and complexity of the lenses used in the lighting industry to collimate the light beam of the LED light sources. The lenses become gigantic precious stones mounted on an essential ring-like brass structure housing the battery and the light source as well.

The creations are titled, Jas & Jo LED in honour of the two models and fellow dpa team members Jasmin and Johanna, who kindly wore them in these photographs and on the evening of the event.

To see more images from this event please click here.

First Impressions

Iain Carlile, has recently written an article for the September/October 2015 edition of The Society of Light and Lighting’s Newsletter. To read this article in full please click here.

Trip Adviser

Nick Hoggett, Partner of dpa has recently been interviewed by ‘Lighting Illumination in Architecture’ magazine, and shares his thoughts and experience on global architectural lighting design.

Please click here to view the article in full.

illumni shares dpa projects

illumni lighting design magazine has recently published two dpa projects on it’s website, H&M Dublin – Ireland and The Waldorf Astoria, Ras Al Khaimah.

To read these articles in full please click here.

The Langham Hong Kong

We are pleased to share an article that has been published on illumni’s online website about dpa project The Langham Hong Kong. Please click here to read the article in full.


dpa Projects Shortlisted in Restaurant & Bar Design Awards 2015

We are delighted to announce that dpa has been shortlisted for three awards in the Restaurant & Bar Design Awards 2015.

The Perfectionists’ Café, London Heathrow Terminal 2 has been shortlisted in the ‘Restaurant in a Transport Space’, and Market Kitchen at Le Meridien Hotel Abu Dhabi, and Mint Leaf of London, Dubai have been shortlisted in the ‘Lighting Scheme’ category.

Results will be announced on 1st October 2015.

Richard Bolt becomes Partner of dpa lighting consultants

We are delighted to announce that Richard Bolt has become a Partner of dpa lighting consultants. Richard started with the Practice in 1996 and has been instrumental in the development of dpa over the last 19 years. Richard has successfully led teams working on a wide cross section of projects globally. Projects such as Charterhouse School Chapel Surrey, Hilton Hotel Athens, Belgrave House London, Wolfson Dining Hall at St. Edmund Hall Oxford, ESPA at The Europe Hotel Killarney Ireland, H&M Flagship Store Melbourne and Jesus College Dining Hall Cambridge, reflect the creativity and technical excellence Richard brings to his work.

Nick Hoggett one of the established Partners of the Practice said, “Richard’s development from Architect with no lighting design experience to Partner in the Practice is a proud moment for us. I have worked closely with Richard for the last 19 years and I am really pleased that he has now become a Partner and will continue to be instrumental in the development and future of our business”.

Lumieres: The Play of Brilliants – Paris

Ingo Kalecinski, Senior Designer in dpa‘s london studio, together with a collective of other designers with a passion for light set up GNI projects, a team committed to creating innovative and experimental installations with light.

As part of the UNESCO International Year of Light 2015, GNI and nine other high profile international artists were invited by Light Collective to create a piece for ‘Lumieres: The Play of Brilliants’, which is currently being held at the Elephant Paname Gallery in Paris.

Please click here to find out more about this installation.

On the light wavelength

Iain Carlile has written a technical article for the latest issue of The Society of Light and Lighting’s Newsletter, Volume 8. Issue 2. March/April 2015. Please click here to view this in full.

On the light wavelength

Iain Carlile, Associate based in dpa’s London studio has recently published an article in the March/April edition of The Society of Light and Lighting’s Newsletter titled ‘On the light wavelength’.

Please click here to read this article in full.