Architecture and lighting design
Reflexion sent out invites for a dialogue conference regarding customized luminaires. On September 5th, the architects Roger Boltshauser, Mike Guyer and Peter Märkli spoke with Jürg Zumtobel, the developer Markus Mettler and Reflexion founder Thomas Mika about customized lighting at a panel discussion in the Careum Auditorium in Zurich.
Do you need a unique luminaire and when is it used? How does the collaboration work in their development and what is the role of it in architecture? The top-class and cheerful podium dealt with these questions and cast a spell over the audience.
At the beginning of the event, Christof Bhend, the architect of the Careum Auditorium, presented his project. He also dealt in particular with the light in the underground auditorium and the special lights, that were developed together with the Reflexion.
Martina Lehr, CEO of Reflexion, provided an insight into the everyday life of the lighting designer in connection with the development of special luminaires. It takes strength and conviction to go the path of your own development and this is characterized by pleasure and suffering in equal measure.
The subsequent aperitif offered the opportunity for a lively exchange in a good mood and we look back on a successful event.
You can also read Elias Baumgarten's article on the Swiss Architects website.