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Lightopia, a history of lighting design

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Curator at the Vitra Design Museum and curator of the exhibition Lightopia

Lightopia © Vitra Design Museum


Over the past century, electric light has revolutionized our environment like no other medium. It has transformed our cities, created new lifestyles and working conditions, and has become a catalyst of progress for industry, medicine and communication. Currently, new lighting technologies are bringing about profound changes in the domain of artificial lighting. These developments are the subject of the Vitra Design Museum’s exhibition Lightopia. This is the first comprehensive presentation of lighting design, and it features examples from the domains of art, design, architecture and many other disciplines. Curator Jolanthe Kugler will provide an insight into the making of the exhibition and elaborate on its underlying concepts and ideas.

Language: ENG

In partnership with: Residence