Lighting Design Collective

Lighting Design Collective

SILO 468 – mesmerizing light art piece with swarm intelligence and daylight

Arkadia House Helsinki – dynamic white facade lighting

The Crescent Development Baku – real time celestial scenography

Lighting Design Collective (LDC) specializes in customized architectural lighting solutions and applications with a uniquely integrated portfolio covering cutting-edge services such as digital content creation, software development and innovative design strategies.

We create imaginative, state-of-the-art lighting schemes for architecture and built environments using design research based on high tech applications, digital content and artistic assets.

Our multicultural team of lighting designers, software coders and digital artists has created world-class projects in more than 20 countries.

Our professional and artistic experience covers cultural, hospitality, retail, office, and mixed-use schemes as well as residential, landscape and infrastructure developments. As a complementary service, we design contemporary luminaires that capture the essence of our design philosophy.

Based in three studios in Europe, we operate globally with a network of collaborators stretching from Madrid to Miami, London to Mexico and Hong Kong to Helsinki.

We strive to achieve a sophisticated dialogue between light, space and time. We combine observation and study of natural light with cutting-edge insights into the latest technical possibilities of artificial lighting.

Our work showcases how light can take on a multitude of roles in architecture, built environments and cities through innovative combinations of art and commerce.

This ranges from improving functionality and aiding orientation for increased usability, to the experiential reinvention of visual space for revenue, and from the improved recall to strategic value of creating identity.

Media, screens and projections are the facades of this century. Our dedicated visual professionals, software coders and artists have the talent and flair to meet project needs from custom software development to generative visual code, from interactive light installations to brand-related content libraries and digital art collections. We create time-based design interventions through skillful integration and sophisticated scenography that only truly multidisciplinary teams can achieve. We have written over 20 custom software packages for interactive lighting control.

Rooted in a fascination with natural light in movement and the infinite ways light relates to time, space and context, our design work extends into explorations of lighting as a form of art.

Our site-specific light art has been recognized by numerous international awards and included in public, private and museum collections.

We engage in international research and professional debate about the role of lighting design, digital content and light-art in built environments. We lead our own research program based on yearly learning cycles combining humanities, high tech and design experimentation. This varies from multidisciplinary dialogs with thought leaders to the prototyping of advanced solutions that embody our future visions in our customer projects.