|Rogier van der Heide, Designer, The Netherlands|
|Born||1970 (age 46â€“47)
Bennebroek, The Netherlands
|Awards||IALD Radiance Award
Lighting Designer of the Year Award
International Lighting Designer Award of Excellence
Edison Award of Excellence
Red Dot Award Best of the Best
iF Gold Award
FX Design Award
|Projects||Star Place, Kaohsiung, Taiwan
Galleria West, Seoul, South Korea
Amsterdam Public Library, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Wellcome Wing at the Science Museum, London, UK
California Academy of Sciences, San Francisco, USA
Prada Fall Winter 08â€“09 Fashion Show, Milan, Italy
|Design||Galleria West, Seoul
Sheikh Zayed Bridge, Abu Dhabi
YAS Marina Hotel, Abu Dhabi, Star Place, Kaohsiung
There is the idea that, when we look at things, it is the yellow light that helps us the most, that we are the most sensitive for. But our circadian rhythms, which are the rhythms that help us to wake and sleep and be alert and relaxed and so forth and so on, they are much more triggered by blue light.
There is actually a physical connection between light and our health and wellbeing.
By modulating the amount of blue in our environment, we can help people to relax, or to be alert; to fall asleep, or to stay awake.
By appreciating the darkness when you design the light, you create much more interesting environments that truly enhance our lives.
We have to rethink the way we light our cities. We have to think again about light as a default solution. Why are all these motorways permanently lit? Is it really needed? Can we maybe be much more selective and create better environments that also benefit from darkness? Can we be more gentle with light?