Monthly Archives for March 2010

Pre- Frankfurt rush

Perth, 31st March 2010 Less than 2 weeks before the World Light Fair in Frankfurt (11-16th April) and for those who are regular visitors there is always this “pre Frankfurt rush” in preparing to go there. Not only making sure … Continue reading

31. March 2010 by Martin Klaasen
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A happy contractor

Perth, 30th March 2010 The success of our lighting designs is generally measured by the level of satisfaction from our clients. We look at the end result and assess how well the lighting is doing justice to our original design … Continue reading

30. March 2010 by Martin Klaasen
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Doing “business” in Asia

Perth, 29th March 2010 Today 4 executives from Rio Tinto (an Australian mining company) have been convicted in China to hefty jail terms and penalties for taking bribes and stealing “trade secrets”. While the court hearings about the bribes were … Continue reading

29. March 2010 by Martin Klaasen
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Earth Hour

Singapore, 28th March 2010 It would be hard to ignore Earth Hour, which was held around the world last night from 8.30 to 9.30pm local time. Started 4 years ago by an environmental group in Sydney, Australia, this event now … Continue reading

28. March 2010 by Martin Klaasen
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Photography

Singapore, 27th March 2010 With the weekend arrived I took time out to run some errands and dropped into Page One, a bookshop well known for its large collection of architectural design books. I chanced on a new issue of … Continue reading

27. March 2010 by Martin Klaasen
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“Back of House”

Mumbai, 26th March 2010 As lighting designers we are generally involved with public areas only, those areas where the public goes, whereas service areas (the so called “Back of House”) are mostly functional and left in the care of the … Continue reading

26. March 2010 by Martin Klaasen
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Repetition

Mumbai, 25th March 2010 Travelled to India today to attend to some design coordination meetings. India, like China has that big buzz of things going on…A huge growing economy with obviously many opportunities for lighting designers. The lighting community here … Continue reading

25. March 2010 by Martin Klaasen
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Minimal design

Shanghai, 24th March 2010 Posting my blog early today, as I have some heavy travelling ahead over the next few days. Putting myself to the task to post a blog everyday means I need to plan ahead because with my … Continue reading

24. March 2010 by Martin Klaasen
Categories: Education, lighting design | 1 comment

A lamp for life

Shanghai, 23rd March 2010 Today I was writing my regular column for the next issue of Lighting Today magazine, something I always enjoy doing…when I find the time. I have been writing my “Reflections” column for the last several years … Continue reading

23. March 2010 by Martin Klaasen
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Fireworks

Shanghai,  22nd March 2010 China is supposedly the land of fireworks; it was invented here centuries ago. I regularly hear the firecrackers in the neighborhood when newlyweds are arriving or departing from their home in celebration. Though one could say that … Continue reading

22. March 2010 by Martin Klaasen
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