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LIGHTS of Future Past

This is a two-day workshop led by Moritz Waldemeyer, one of the most renowned contemporary designers. Throughout human history, all light sources have always been animated: while daylight changes colour and intensity during a day, it gets animated by passing clouds and moving tree branches and leafs. At night, torches and candles flicker with the movement of the air. Edison introduced static light which has dominated our environment.
The recent invention of LEDs paired with embedded electronics has created a new creative medium that allows us to go back in time and revisit the charming atmosphere of yesteryear. The workshop investigates how sustainable lighting can perfectly inhabit a historic setting and evoke the spirit of years gone by. Participants will play with Arduino, LED strips, Wires and small components. As this is a professional workshop, please apply at

About Moritz Waldemeyer

Moritz is an internationally renowned designer based in London. His work occupies a diverse range of creative spaces, from art and product design to fashion and entertainment. Originally from Halle, East Germany, Moritz moved to London in 1995 to study engineering at Kings College. He completed his Mechatronics master’s degree in 2001, before making his debut into the design world with an interactive chandelier for Swarovski and Ron Arad. Following his early collaborative work for the likes of Hussein Chalayan and Zaha Hadid, Moritz soon established himself as an independent designer. He was included in the acclaimed MoMA’s Design & the Elastic Mind exhibition. In 2013 his lighting installation ‘My New Flame’, developed for Ingo Maurer, was unveiled as part of MoMA’s permanent collection. Moritz founded his own Studio in 2004, which was built on a philosophy of playful experimentation by forging links between technology, art, fashion and design. This approach has resulted in a number of bespoke installations for Audi, Bombay Sapphire and Microsoft, as well as a series of eccentric LED-embedded hats designed in collaboration with Philip Treacy. The studio has also made its mark in the music industry by creating high-tech, light-studded costumes for the likes of U2, Rihanna, and the London Olympics Handover Ceremony performers. Moritz acts as head designer in everything the studio undertakes, crafting his signature aesthetic into each piece.

Moritz Waldemeyer

Sept. 29th – 30th

The Global School /
Marketplace /
52 Gongmenkou Dongcha

Moritz Waldemeyer