Philip Rafael will speak on the topic:
LIGHTING - DO IT BY DESIGN
Philip Rafael is a lighting designer with 15 years experience in interior, exterior and façade lighting
design, daylight design and lighting master planning. He has worked on a wide range of projects
across Europe and Asia. He actively contributes to the development of the lighting design
profession through his blog, article publications, lectures, teaching engagements and various
Philip is furthermore is co-founder of The Dark Art, a global design movement that nurtures lighting
theoretical discussion on the importance of shadow and darkness in lighting design.
In 2008, in his pursuit to develop in-depth lighting skills, Philip moved to the UK to work with BDP
Lighting where for over 4 years he gained vital technical lighting design knowledge.
2012 offered Philip the prospects to continue his career in Shanghai where he took on the role of
associate director at Studio Illumine. China provided Philip with valuable insight into the unique
Chinese culture and proved to be a fundamental professional experience.
Philip is currently based in Berlin as associate with The Flaming Beacon and is working on a range of
high-end hospitality projects across the globe.