Speed of Light

Resident

Resident

A+R, IDS Vancouver, and Small Office Collaborate to host a conversation with international lighting designers.

LA Design Festival is excited to collaborate with A+R, IDS Vancouver, and Small Office to host a future-forward conversation with international lighting designers Lukas Peet of Vancouver-based AndLight and Simon James and Scott Bridgens of New Zealand-based Resident. With the industry moving at the speed of light and LA shaping global trends, how are these designers responding to the quickening pace, technological forces, and complicated manufacturing processes to continue to innovate?

Lukas Peet

Lukas Peet

Lukas Peet is best known for his innovative series for his company Andlight, as well as lighting for Roll & Hill, and projects as diverse as cutlery and clocks, interiors to exterior spaces.

Simon James and Scott Bridgens

Simon James and Scott Bridgens

Simon James is a force not only in his native New Zealand, but worldwide as creative director of the multi-designer furniture and lighting house Resident, and via a signature house and showroom offering 80+ international designers, including his own consumer and contract-focused furniture.

Creativity is hardly the sole reserve of the drawing board, and equally best applied to getting products to market. Having honed his operational chops at London’s Tom Dixon, Scott Bridgens returned home and founded Resident with fellow Auckland mate Simon James.

Andy + Rose of A+R

Andy + Rose of A+R

Former fashion editor, style icon, design expert, and author Rose Apodaca moderates the conversation.

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Don’t miss a special collaborative installation including AndLight and Resident outside A+R on Market Row at ROW DTLA.

Haily Zaki