The work of lighting design is like painting a picture but with paint called light on black canvas called darkness. The lighting designer’s mission is to come up with ideas for illuminating our contemporary nightscapes so flooded in light pollution in ways more beautiful, comfortable, and efficient, and then to bring this to reality accurately and swiftly. Lighting is not simply about lighting things up. It expresses an identity, symbolizes a policy and conveys a message
The lighting adjustment lasted over 2 nights until 3 AM. It was worth making such efforts as the result came up exactly how we wanted.
The general lighting was covered by a white, but special nuance of white to match with the surrounding architecture and greenery. Toppings of original lighting patterns coming from the local plant were added high and low.
Plus, “color shadow” effect (you see your shadows dyed in colors!), too. Hope many people enjoy the plaza at night for longtime.
FINAL ADJUSTEMENT FOR DANTON PLAZA, LE HAVRE
Finally we are finishing up this urban renovation project in Le Havre, a port city in the western France, on which we’ve been working since 2014.
The purpose of the project is to create a civic plaza on the land that was a prison until 2011, trying to bring in the nature in the town so that it could be used as “a outdoor living room” of everyone.
Our lighting design is full of tips to get people close and enjoy the place by some cheerfulness and even some surprises. Our final adjustment is going over night! (TO BE CONTINUED…)
It's our 17th anniversary!
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Since its foundation by Akari-Lisa Ishii in 2004, I.C.O.N. has been aiming to create new concepts of lighting design and light arts. Based in Paris & Tokyo, the company conveys new light trends around the world with an innovative touch imbued with Japanese culture, French spirit and international experiences.
Active teamwork with great sensibility using advanced methodologies, know-hows and wide lighting vocabulary enables to carry out a wide range of lighting design projects, from urban space, architecture, interior design, landscape, events, museography, stage, to product design… Recognized for its competences and professionalism, I.C.O.N. won international awards for lighting design.
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