“Light is the first element of design; without it there is no color, form, or texture.”

Thomas E. Farin

Institute of Lighting Design (iLo) was founded in 2007 to promote the quality of lighting design. To this end, it is committed to exchanging and developing knowledge about light and lighting design.

The focus is on the substantive and artistic development of the lighting design profession. The iLo offers lighting designers peer-to-peer contact; a place to share experiences and ask questions.

This site provides access to our knowledge base, various networking activities and workshops, lectures, expert discussions, individual coaching and excursions.

“Creative and independent lighting designers are needed more than ever”

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Light is one of the fundamental components of our life on earth and it lies at the heart of the human experience. Yet little is said about the importance, emotion and quality of light.

Read more about light (Dutch)

In the knowledge base we collect articles, videos and study material for, by and about lighting designers. Please feel free to contact us if you would like to publish something.

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The Henk van der Geest Light Design Fund supports applications for coaching, scholarships or small research projects that contribute to the field or profession of lighting designer.

Information about the fund (Dutch)

European Lighting School

Since 2007, the iLo has been working closely with the Institute of Lighting Design (ILD) in Prague, the Czech Republic and Antena, Slovakia. Together with these partners, the European class school ELS was created with an EU subsidy from the longlife learning program.