Ta-Wei Lin/TW

Lighting by CMA Lighting Design. Read more about this project in PLD no. 69.

Ta-Wei Lin/TW, CMA Lighting Design

Ta-Wei Lin received a Bachelor of Architecture in Taiwan, and an M.Sc. in Interior Design from the Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York. Ta-Wei also studied Industrial Design at the Domus Academy in Milan/IT.
In his 28 years of lighting design experience, Ta-Wei Lin has received several international awards, including the IALD Award of Excellence (2003), and the Award of Excellence at the International Illumination Awards (2006, 2012).

Articles by Ta-Wei on his realised projects have been published in Detail in Contemporary Lighting Design (Laurence King, 2012), Cities of Light: Two Centuries of Urban Illumination (Routledge, 2015), and Smart Light Art, Design and Architecture for Cities (Thames & Hudson, 2015)
Ta-Wei was an Associate Professor at Shi-Jyan University’s Architecture Department for 20 years. He is a member of the IES, IALD and is recognized as a CLD (Certified Lighting Designer).

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Oil and water

Presentation date: 26. October
Presentation time: 11:05

Are the commercial and experimental aspects of lighting design as incompatible as oil and water?
In this presentation, Ta-Wei will share his design approach, which was inspired by the experimental director-as-author theory, and adapt it to lighting design for hotels, residential projects, art works and commercial settings. These projects will demonstrate how lighting designers face challenges and deal with special requests from commercial clients and artists, eventually turning the oil and water impasse into a state of harmony.