Lighting design is one of the most essential (and maybe most overlooked) design disciplines. Without it, there would be little definition, color and texture in our modern world. As part of this series "Great Design Made to Measure" I asked three lighting experts how they define great design.
Vingerhoets' view of the industry hones in on how we talk about it. "Design is an "-overused" marketing ploy for products that in fact, may not be well designed." That being said, he's able to easily assess successful design. He applauds design that is functional, conceptually strong and possesses a unique or "special" quality.
Surprisingly, he refers to design in the America's Cup as a model of these principles. "The current catamarans in the race are well conceived, simple and quite special. Moreover, they are designed for the ultimate goal of the user -- speed."
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Great Design Made to Measure: Not to Be Taken Lightly
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