What are the current issues facing the lighting industry in New York? How do you illuminate the façades along Manhattan’s skyline without causing glare? Is Dark Sky technology a must particularly for densely populated megacities? In an interview with Sunhee Lim of Kugler Ning – the lighting design firm responsible for the relighting of the historic Walker Tower in New York with ERCO lighting tools, these issues were reviewed.
The Walker Tower in New York was converted into one of the city’s most luxurious apartment buildings. Its art deco façade and spires are now illuminated with ERCO Grasshopper and Lightscan projectors. The lighting design for the Walker Tower was executed by the New York lighting design firm Kugler Ning. Its creative approach is based on the idea that lighting renders all materials visible and that lighting design ought to support the look and feel of a project. ERCO spoke to Sunhee Lim, Senior Associate at Kugler Ning, about her hometown and lighting concepts for urban spaces as well as about lighting design of the future.