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The IALD celebrates 50 years of light

Date

31 Oct 2019

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Global Europe
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Science & Policymaking
BRUSSELS, BELGIUM, 31 OCTOBER 2019 | The International Association of Lighting Designers (IALD) celebrated its 50-Year Anniversary in Brussels, Belgium on 29 October 2019.
 
Nele Devolder, IALD Europe manager, opened the evening highlighting achievements of the IALD and IALD Europe over the five past decades and reiterated key initiatives of the association; speaking with one voice in order to grow and raise the profile of the lighting design profession, promoting credibility and expertise of the IALD members while promoting the advancement and recognition of professional lighting designers. Devolder reiterated a well-known IALD phrase, “Good lighting doesn’t just happen. It’s designed.”
 
European Commission DG Energy Head of Sector for Energy Efficient Products, Mr. Robert Nuij, congratulated IALD Europe for its 50th Anniversary and reminded everyone that it is always important to have stakeholders like the IALD at the table in the policy making process, in order to shape better legislation and bring expertise of professionals with hands-on knowledge.
 
Susanna Antico, IALD and founder of Studio Susanna Antico Lighting Design, followed with a presentation highlighting why professional lighting designers are needed and the importance of close collaboration between architects and lighting designers. Through her presentation Antico showed the passion and emotional side behind lighting design, emphasizing that good lighting is well designed.
 
The IALD was founded 50 years ago by a group of individuals who all had a common passion for lighting and were independent from any outside influence. Over the past 50 years, the IALD has developed, communicated and defined the ideals and benefits of lighting design, strengthened the practice by developing professional standards and attracted new designers through educational training.
 
ABOUT THE INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF LIGHTING DESIGNERS (IALD)
 
The International Association of Lighting Designers (IALD), established in 1969, is an international organization supporting a network of more than 1,450 lighting design professionals who satisfy its rigorous qualification process. IALD strives to set the global standard for lighting design excellence
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by promoting the advancement and recognition of professional lighting designers, cultivating the universal acknowledgement and appreciation of the Power of Light in human life. For more information, please visit iald.org.
 
 
CONTACT
NELE DEVOLDER
IALD EUROPE MANAGER PHONE: +32 2 761 16 00
 

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