This post is the second of our ongoing Lights Up series. Lights Up is a profile...Read Article
Lights Up: Interior Designer Joshua Liu
This post is the first of our ongoing Lights Up series. Lights Up is a profile series where we will talk about light and lighting with the people who work with it everyday.
What is your name?
Where do you work?
Crème Jun Aizaki Architecture & Design
Where are you from?
Vancouver, British Columbia
How did you get here?
I went to Pratt to get into Interior Design, and now in NYC plus 10 years. Time flies!
How long have you been designing lighting?
I started working at Schwinghammer lighting since 2011, but I always had a huge crush on lighting design.
What is your first memory of lighting?
I grew up in the city center of Taiwan in the 80’s, I remembered all the colorful bright signage neon lights running down the main streets at night.
Do you have a favorite lighting project?
My absolute favorite lighting project is James Turrell’s installation at the Guggenheim. I remembered looking up into the Rotunda. It’s colorful, soothing, mesmerizing.
What is your favorite installation / lighting experience?
I worked on lighting the Polo RL 5th Ave Store, restaurant and exterior. It’s always about creating a mood with the RL brand. I find that by paying attention to light and shadow creates dramatic ambiance and experience.