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Colin Ball

Colin Ball

Lighting Director London
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+44 [0]7595 863 510
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colin.ball@bdp.com

Colin is a leading designer of international excellence and repute. He leads the award winning London lighting studio.

Educated in architecture, Colin has subsequently worked as a lighting designer for 21 years, with 10 years experience at Speirs + Major and 6 years at Isometrix Lighting + Design prior to joining BDP in 2011.

At these studios he has contributed to internationally award winning projects including: Museum of Islamic Art – Galleries, Doha; Sakarin Mosque, Istanbul, Roca Gallery London, St Paul’s Cathedral, Interior Lighting and ‘The Hive’ UK Pavilion. His current work includes the Palace of Westminster, UCL and the University of Cambridge. He has a particular interest in developing innovative techniques for lighting within World Heritage venues plus Carbon Exemplary projects for cutting edge science institutes.

Colin has developed a series of lectures that look at how Light in Faith is represented from historical, religious and psychological perspectives in architecture and contemporary art, which he has delivered across the UK, Europe, North and South America. An organiser of a London Light & Film Festival, Colin also speaks about parallels of Lighting in Film, Theatre & Architecture. He has authored a number of articles for national and international professional lighting magazines and is a regular speaker at lighting events and conferences around the world.

What is the most exciting innovation in your industry?

The natural daily cycle of light is becoming increasingly recognised as essential for health. Artificial light will become more automatic but personalised and attuned to each individual and their location. Looking slightly further into the future the combination of Carbon Nano Tubes, OLEDs, Drone mounted 3D printing and Graphene will be producing gravity defying blades of light strong enough to drive over.

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