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Light Lounge

32 EpisodesProduced by Thomas MnichWebsite

Welcome to the Light Lounge, the first podcast for high-end and super aware lighting designers that put the experience of place in the center of their attention. Love!

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LIVE TEASER from IALD 50 - with Howard Brandston

October 4th, 2019


Live from the IALD Enlighten 2019 Conference in Albuquerque. Please say hi if you are here! Looking forwrad to see you very soon!

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30 with Jordana Maisie - Founder of JMDS

October 4th, 2019


Jordana Maisie Design Studio recognizes the phenomenal in the everyday.

JMDS creates architecture, installation, furniture and lighting design projects with a dedication to concept, craft, detail, durability, play and …

29 with Enrique Peiniger - Chief Innovator and Co-Founder OVI - Office for Visual Interaction

September 18th, 2019


Enrique Peiniger was formally trained in the fields of architecture and social sciences, his manifold way of thinking defines all his work. As a …

28 with Thomas Mnich - Why Lighting Design?

September 18th, 2019


This is a brief episode sharing why Lighting Design matters to me personally! 

Find the full video on YouTube:

What is …

27 with Mark Major - Co-Founder and Principal Speirs+Major

September 3rd, 2019


Mark Major trained and practised as an architect prior to focusing on the unique relationship between light and architecture. He has worked on a wide range of award-winning lighting projects including the Millennium …

26 with Claudia Kappl Joy - Principal - CLL Concept Lighting Lab

July 8th, 2019


Claudia Kappl Joy is Co-Founder, Creative and Managing Director of CLL - Concept Lighting Lab founded in 2013. The Tucson based lighting design studio consists of a team of energetic and motivated Lighting Designers and …

25 with Charles Stone - President of Fisher Marantz Stone

July 1st, 2019


Mr. Stone’s parents sent him to the Harrisburg Community Theatre, hoping to keep him out of trouble while Charles was trying to become a singer and trombonist in a rock band. And there, at the stage door, he was …

24 with Women in Lighting - by Light Collective - Sharon Stammers and Martin Lupton

June 24th, 2019


Light Collective consists of Sharon Stammers and Martin Lupton who have both been involved in the lighting industry for over 20 years. Based in the …

23 with Paul Gregory - Focus Lighting - Founder and president

June 14th, 2019


Paul Gregory is the founder and president of Focus Lighting, an architectural lighting design firm based in Harlem, New York ( …

22 with Sean O'Connor - Founder and CEO of Sean O'Connor Lighting

May 20th, 2019


Sean O’Connor recognized the power of light and shadow as a student of architecture. Since establishing his firm in 1997, Mr. O’Connor has developed an award-winning body of work by defining spaces and their character, …

21 with Charles Marshall - Creative Director - Parc Office

May 13th, 2019


Charles Marshall is the Design Director and a principal of Parc Office. Marshall utilizes his background in industrial design to create interactive environments and develop innovative ways of integrating digital …

20 with Koert Vermeulen - Founder and Principle Designer of ACT Lighting Design

May 6th, 2019


ACTLD about us:

We create exceptional experiences at the intersection of design, art and innovation.

For 25 years, our international team of architects, engineers, scenographers and content-curators have worked with …

19 with Suzan Tillotson - Founder and CEO of Tillotson Design Associates

April 29th, 2019


Suzan founded Tillotson Design Associates with twenty-three years of lighting design experience. She has won over one hundred lighting design awards for her work, including a 2018 International Dark Sky Association …

18 with Kai Piippo - Head of Design - ÅF Lighting

April 22nd, 2019


Kai Piippo is a Stockholm based award winning lighting designer and Head of Design of ÅF Lighting. (

17 with Ulrike Brandi - Founder of Ulrike Brandi Licht and the BI Brandi Institute for Light and Design

April 8th, 2019


Ulrike Brandi is one of the most experienced lighting designer in our times. She was the responsible lighting designer for Herzog de Meurons …


January 31st, 2019


Ladies and gentlemen! Here are my top 5 books every lighting designer should have. What are yours? Please see the video experience talking about the …

15 with Amp T. Associate Interior Design Architect, Rockwell Group NYC

January 22nd, 2019


Amp T. studied Interior Design Architecture in Thailand and Design Technology in New York. After graduation she worked for iCrave

14 with Clemens Seipelt Senior Associate Licht Vision, Hong Kong

January 7th, 2019


Almost 5 years ago, Clemens Seipelt moved from Berlin to Hong Kong to pursue his passion and work in the Lighting Design field. Clemens and I met in Hildesheim at the HAWK in our undergrad Lighting studies and since …

13 with Francesca Bastianini and Alex Pappas-Kalber Principles of Sighte Studio

December 31st, 2018


Francesca and Alex are the principles of sighte studio located in Brooklyn, NYC . We met between Christmas and New …

12 with Isabel Sanchez Sevillano - Award winning Lighting Designer and Architect

December 17th, 2018


Isabel knows how to bring a project to life. In New York City she worked with Dot Dash Lighting Design on the Award winning project Manus X Machina …

11 with Nathalie Rozot - Lighting Design Educator, Designer, Thinker and business owner

December 10th, 2018


Nathalie Rozot is a leading educator, designer and thinker within the Lighting Design profession. This summer she won the very first and special Lumen Award - Citation Award for Humanitarian Actionfor a humanitarian …


December 4th, 2018


Episode 10 is a special episode! This episode explains the 7 Principles of Lighting Design and how these are a great guideline for young as well as experienced lighting designer can be!


09 with Devika Bilimoria - Artist and Photographer based in Melbourne/Australia

November 26th, 2018


Devika Bilimoria and I speak about the moment in time, capturing beauty and constant change in light, lighting design, space and being. Also how much trust and well being is needed in order to be our true selfs and feel …

08 with Sara McElroy - Founder and Lighting Designer of SilverShoeDesign

November 19th, 2018


In this episode I speak with Sara McElroy about her work she did for the Glossier experience in New York City, her work in education at Parsons and Pratt and the future of lighting design professionals to stay and be …

07 with Lindsey Dieter - Lighting Designer, Dancer and Creative at HLB Lighting Design NYC

November 13th, 2018


Lindsey Dieter is a lighting and interior designer living and working in New York City. She was trained as a contemporary-ballet dancer, has a …

06 with Jan Wichert - Team Leader and Lighting Designer at Kardorff Engineers Lighting Design Berlin

November 5th, 2018


I spoke with Jan Wichert, Lighting Designer and Team Leader at Kardorff Engineers Lighting Design Berlin, about the challenges in car lighting, changing conditions in airplane lighting and the quality …

05 with Jenya Uzhegova - Lighting Designer, Interior Designer and Founder of Living Now Studio

October 29th, 2018


Jenya Uzhegova is not only a Lighting Designer, Interior Designer and Architect, she is an experience designer. She is working basically always and travels between St. Petersburg, Moscow and New York City. Her approach …

04 with Yuliya Savelyeva, lighting designer at Arup and her dog Rosco

October 22nd, 2018


Yuliya and I went to Burning Man in 2018 and speak about the event, lighting design, architecture and the importance of sustainability. The …

03 Conversation with Nick Tafel - designer, creator, maker at Knotel

October 15th, 2018


Nick Tafel is a design and project architect at Knotel. We talk about his journey from being a baker, leather designer, architect, photographer and …

02 Conversation with Kama Wybieralska

October 15th, 2018


In this episode I meet lighting designer, artist and product designer Kama Wybieralska. Kama was born in Poland and our ways crossed in New York. She …

01 Awareness exercise for light

October 15th, 2018


This episode is a little teaser and exercise for the upcoming interviews of lighting designers, artists and lighting enthusiasts. Check your surrounding, feel the space you are in right now and become aware how light …

00 Light Lounge Introduction

October 5th, 2018


Welcome to the light lounge with Thomas Mnich and stories from artists, designers and architects!

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