Sai Tallapragad will speak on the topic:
FROM BOLD TO SUBTLE, FROM ENTERTAINING TO INTUITIVE – BUT WHY?
Lighting Design Expertise/ Design, collaboration and project experiences: with more than a decadeʼs experience as an
architectural lighting design consultant, Sai calls upon his skills in detailing light into architecture. He trained and practiced
as an architect prior to focusing on the unique relationship between light and architecture. His post-graduate degree in light
and lighting has combined with a deep understanding and experience of the design and lighting equipment.
He specializes in Hospitality lighting and is currently working on around 10 major Hotels across India & Middle East apart
from large number of other project types like residential, commercial and retail. His architectural and lighting design
awareness has led to many productive working relationships with lighting equipment manufacturers/ suppliers all across
India. Apart from India his broad international experience as a lighting designer includes work across Asia, Middle-East,
Australia and America.
Lighting Industry Working Relations/ Manufacturers and Suppliers of Lighting Equipment in India: Sai currently runs
Tungsten Studio in India and also collaborates with illuminate Singapore for Indian projects. He has collaborated with many
architects and designers for various projects in India and has working relations with major lighting manufacturers from all
across India ranging from lamps to light fixtures for these projects. Collaboration with manufacturers/ suppliers for lighting
equipment was related to project lighting, product customization, product development and testing requirements.
Lighting Design Trends/Experience and Understanding of lighting in different in different building segments: Sai with illuminate is currently working on major Star Hotels, Corporate offices, Malls and High end Residential
projects all across India. He firmly believes that light should enhance a space without imposing upon it.
Driven by his extensive experience and knowledge of lighting equipment, Sai works at the forefront of his
industry creating beautiful visual environments. With project experiences from Residential, facades,
landscapes, commercial, offices, boutique retail, to airports and with particular expertise in hospitality projects,
Saiʼs experience enables him understand light and lighting equipment enhancing environments across all