Kristin Bredal

Founder | Zenisk, Norway

Kristin Bredal is the founder, CEO and Chief Designer of Zenisk, a design office specialised in light plans for urban areas, architectural lighting design, light art, and exhibition design.

After attending the Master of Fine Arts program in Theatre Design at Yale University, she worked as a freelance set and lighting designer from 1994-2009, gradually doing more and more urban and architectural projects from 2001.

Kristin holds several awards both as a lighting designer for the stage and for architectural and urban lighting. Kristin is still active in stage design and her work in this field includes more than 90 lighting designs for numerous productions at various stages across Europe.

Kristin founded Zenisk in 2009, after being active in the field of architectural lighting design for several years. She got engaged in public lighting because of the lack of aesthetics and little care for soul and human wellbeing in the urban environment.

From her conceptual work for theatre, she translates her methods to the architectural field, believing that lighting design can express meaning and convey clear identity in its expression. She has been designing lighting for a broad field, ranging from master light plans, exhibition spaces, through façade mapping to architectural lighting.

Sustainability is not only a box to tick for her, but it is a core value that she implements in all projects through concrete actions, well developed approach, process and method.