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Stage Lighting

Calmed, I'm sure

Exposed air-conditioning units, cement floors, white walls - all hallmarks of industrialist/minimalist spaces - have begun to look a little out of place in covetable homes lately.

Friday, 8 April, 2011, 12:00am

Stunning fusion of elements

At nightfall, the lagoon fronting Aqua City will transform into the stage for Symbio! - a theatrical extravaganza with special effects using fire and water.

28 Jan 2011 - 12:00am

Chance to be seen in the right light

Lighting your home is more than just providing illumination. When done well, it gives a cosy atmosphere and can even make you better looking.

William Kwan, from LUMIN8 lighting design, says well-planned lighting will feel inviting and offer lots of flexibility in terms of the number and range of lights, and control over brightness.

7 Jan 2011 - 12:00am

A View of Light

Slowear Gallery, Fringe Club Until Aug 30

In A View of Light, Wong Chi-yung delves into a subject that has fascinated him since he was a teen: the visibility and invisibility of light. The lighting designer is interested in the paradox light poses - everyone knows it's there but can't really see it. 'Just like electricity, love, music,' Wong says.

19 Aug 2010 - 12:00am

Summer treat in crystal ballroom

A special summer meeting package is being offered by the Holiday Inn Golden Mile, with the aim of making each event stand out.

The Nathan Road institution modernised its Crystal Ballroom with 'cutting-edge capabilities' to take corporate functions to new heights. There is also a dedicated events team.

30 Apr 2010 - 12:00am

Lighting up people's lives

Requirements: Like all design careers, lighting design requires a creative mind - you need to want to be different. It is important look for inspiration from lighting wherever you go, so you need to be observant. Learning to negotiate with others is also essential, since light design involves compromises with clients and other team members.

19 Feb 2009 - 12:00am

Let the light shine through

Most of us don't think twice when buying a lamp, we simply choose the one that fits our budget. In the grand scheme of interior decoration, lighting is an afterthought. Indeed, say the experts, no one really wants to spend money on lighting at all.

16 Jan 2008 - 12:00am

Bright careers for university graduates

Hong Kong is famous for its glamorous night time skyline. However, concerns have been raised in recent years over inefficient power-hungry lighting systems used to keep the city bright.

8 Dec 2007 - 12:00am

Not-so-bright idea

With environmental degradation increasingly furrowing the brows of consumers worldwide, Lutron is underscoring how lighting is overlooked in the effort to save energy. According to the lighting-control company, dimming lights not only helps conserve energy but also enhances the look of rooms at home and increases productivity in the office.

9 Sep 2007 - 12:00am

Tino Kwan

Lighting designer

After working in Athens and London, Tino Kwan set up TinoKwan Lighting Consultants in North Point. The 55-year-old is one of Hong Kong's few designers specialising in lighting, and his work includes the main store of Giorgio Armani and Two IFC.

Favourite lighting shop

17 Feb 2006 - 12:00am

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