Monthly Archives for November 2009

Yesterday!

Singapore, 30th November 2009 Don’t you get unreasonable requests at time? In projects we always need to work along time schedules and the typical question to ask before starting the works is: “when do you need it? And the even more … Continue reading

30. November 2009 by Martin Klaasen
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Challenging lighting projects

Singapore, 29th November 2009 Before I left Mumbai, the same person who asked me about the perfect project, yesterday asked me about the most difficult lighting projects I had done. This was triggered by a discussion we had about golf course … Continue reading

29. November 2009 by Martin Klaasen
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Material finishes: black or white

Pune 28th November 2009 Another day, another city…today I traveled to Pune, an emerging city nearly 200km away from Mumbai. Once you leave the Mumbai metropolis area, the road leads into the mountains on a rather scenic route. But as … Continue reading

28. November 2009 by Martin Klaasen
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The perfect lighting designer

Goa, 27th November 2009 To continue on the subject of “perfect” started in my blog yesterday, is there a formula for the perfect lighting designer? Or should I say the ideal lighting designer? What attributes should a lighting designer possess … Continue reading

27. November 2009 by Martin Klaasen
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The perfect project

Goa, 26th November 2009 To place today in context..it is exactly one year ago that terrorists attacked major landmarks in Mumbai in which many people were brutally killed. During my last visit to Mumbai I visited the famous Leopold Café … Continue reading

26. November 2009 by Martin Klaasen
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Creation…purpose or evolution

Goa, India 25th November 2009 It must be some sort of mini record… 4 airports in 3 days…I flew from Paris back to Singapore on Monday, then from Singapore to Mumbai on Tuesday and from Mumbai to Goa this morning. … Continue reading

25. November 2009 by Martin Klaasen
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Re-inventing Fiber Optic Lighting

Singapore – Mumbai, 24th November 2009 About a decade ago Fiber Optic Lighting (FOL) was one of the leading, energy saving, lighting technologies around. It was the trendy and innovative lighting solution of the nineties. LED lighting was still far … Continue reading

24. November 2009 by Martin Klaasen
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Lighting as a way of life

Paris 23rd November 2009 I am about to exchange “la France” for India, leaving shortly(hence my early posting today…). It is a good moment to reflect on the different cultures and how we specifically experience lighting in another country. There are many … Continue reading

23. November 2009 by Martin Klaasen
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La Tour Eiffel – celebrations

Paris 22nd November 2009 My visit to Paris would not be complete without seeing the recently installed celebration lighting on the famous Eiffel Tower. Till the end of the year a light show has been installed on one face of … Continue reading

22. November 2009 by Martin Klaasen
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Inspiration

Paris 21st November 2009 With a nice autumn sun caressing the buildings, nearly blue skies and trees turning into a beautiful orange-gold colour, Paris is a very inspiring city. Today I visited the famed Place du Terte in Mont Martre with my daughter, … Continue reading

21. November 2009 by Martin Klaasen
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