We are delighted to announce the promotion of three existing team members, a new Senior Designer and Mike Simpson re-joining the Practice.
We asked each team member to select an image that was inspirational to them and write a few words about why that image is important. Please click here to view this together with a few general words from each team member.
dpa were invited to participate again in the darc Night Awards, held on 15th September 2016 in London. 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.
Inner Iridescence is an installation that provokes a contrast of feelings. It’s dull, modular exterior is in stark contrast to the beautiful, random interior. This sharp change in atmosphere is designed to play with the users mood. The bright colours surprise and uplift the user as they move from the purposely drab environment, which incases the installation.
A key characteristic of the installation was the choice of materials. As this exhibition is temporary, it was very important that the materials were reusable and recyclable. With this thinking as a driver for the design, tin foil was chosen for it’s reflective properties and cost effectiveness. Readily available, simple cardboard boxes created the desired, familiar, unassuming facade.
The simplicity of the materials allows the high quality of the luminaires to be seen clearly. Overhead RGB spotlights and low level RGB linears immerse the cube in a full range of colours and reflections.
We are delighted that dpa project Hilton Amsterdam Schiphol Airport has been shortlisted for two awards in the FX Design Awards in the ‘Lighting Design’ and ‘Hotel’ categories.
The awards will be announced on 30th November 2016 so fingers crossed!
Lighting Magazine have published 40 under Forty featuring “forty international lighting design stars of the future”, which celebrates the 40th annual Lighting Design Awards.
We are delighted that Shayne Grist and Rachael Nicholls, Senior Designers at dpa, have been selected in this group.
Please click here to read this article in full.
Johanna Medina, Senior Designer at dpa lighting consultants was invited in May this year to give a lecture at The London College of Fashion. The lecture was designed to help students understand the importance of good lighting design in a retail context, as the students were in the process of designing a pop-up shop for their final end of year project.
Johanna discussed the theory of light and new technologies, as well as Lighting Design as a profession and showed examples of retail projects where spaces have been enhanced by light, created a strong/positive experience for the customer/end user, but at the same time presented the products correctly.
Congratulations to Shayne Grist and Rachael Nicholls who were selected as one of the ’40 under 40′ lighting designers in the recent Lighting Design Awards 2016.
We are delighted to announce that two dpa projects have been shortlisted in the Lux Middle East Awards 2016. Finz, Beach Rotana, Abu Dhabi has been shortlisted for the Hospitality Lighting Project of the Year and Qela Boutique, Doha for the Retail Lighting Project of the Year.
Winners will be announced on 14th April 2016.