A graceful kinetic lighting installation at the Rijksmuseum, called Shylight, from Amsterdam-based Studio Drift. And here is a delightful making-of video: Continue reading shylight installation at rijksmuseum
The big deal here in Amsterdam on Monday was President Obama visiting the Rijksmuseum. He made one a hell of an entrance, considering they blockaded the entire Museumplein and landed not just one, but four helicopters for his short trip … Continue reading rijksmuseum: president obama visits
Thanks to everyone who attended! In case you missed our presentation last week at PLD-C in Copenhagen, here is the slide deck that I presented along with Rogier van der Heide and Juliette and Sjoerd from BeersNielsen: 20131104_BradKoerner_PLD-C_IlluminatingTheRijksmuseum Continue reading rijksmuseum: PLD-C case study slides
Philips Lighting not only illuminated the entire art collection with LED lighting, we also illuminated the whole exterior of the building with LED. And the Rijksmuseum is no small building — looming over the Amsterdam horizon with unparalleled majesty on … Continue reading rijksmuseum: exterior lighting
One of the striking aspects to the Rijksmuseum’s new exhibition design is the beautiful minimalism of the display cabinets. The architects at Wilmotte & Associés spent a huge amount of effort finessing the precise details of the cabinets — every millimeter … Continue reading rijksmuseum: don’t hit your head on the glass!
To get a better feel for what the LED lighting at the Rijksmuseum really feels like, check out these two excellent videos put together by our local Philips Netherlands’ marketing team. By the way, in the image above those are my … Continue reading rijksmuseum: philips videos
Available in 4 parts via YouTube, here is a great BBC special featuring the reopening of the Rijksmuseum, hosted by Andrew Graham-Dixon. Although this video doesn’t specifically address the lighting, I highly recommend it. The entire collection is illuminated by … Continue reading rijksmuseum: BBC special
Throughout the galleries of the Rijksmuseum, there is a noticeable perception of visual clarity in the lighting. Two key factors, which are often not considered during the specification process, resulted in this success: Crisp shadows and the consistent, matched spectral … Continue reading rijksmuseum: crisp and consistent
Here is a collection of Rijksmuseum images I captured at the end of the project, throughout the myriad of different galleries. Visiting the Rijksmuseum is a delight because of the variety of spaces and rich mixture of artwork contained within … Continue reading rijksmuseum: image library
On April 13, 2013, the enormous Rijksmuseum, the national museum of the Netherlands and one of the largest and most prominent museums in the world, is reopening after a massive ten-year, €375m renovation. I will state my personal enthusiasm for the … Continue reading rijksmuseum: the future of LED lighting has arrived
Check out this really clever and well-produced video from YouTuber DIY Perks of how to build an “artificial sun” effect: One of the best and most understandable discussions of daylight that I’ve seen yet. Indeed, this combination of two key … Continue reading DIY artificial sun
Below is a complete list of my conferences, publications, professional honors, etc.: Lectures and Presentations Sep 2021 Webinar, VLDC, Future Trends in Lighting Apr 2021 Webinar, Active Insights Innovation, 6 Disruptive Trends in Lighting for the Next Decade Apr 2021 Webinar, IES New England Section, 6 Disruptive Trends in Lighting for the Next Decade Feb 2021 Online, U.S. DOE Lighting R&D Workshop, Sustainability for Competitive Advantage Aug 2020 Webinar, arcMagazine, The Future of Workspace Lighting Jun 2020 Webinar, Memoori.com, 6 Disruptive Trends in Lighting for the Next Decade May 2020 Podcast, Lytei/LytePOD, A Timeless Light Source to Inspire Creativity Feb … Continue reading conferences, publications, etc.
A selection of Brad Koerner’s projects from throughout his career. Find his professional bio here. Find his thought leadership and other conceptual projects here. Find the Cima portfolio page here. Philips Luminous Patterns – Venture Manager Koerner Design – U.S. … Continue reading portfolio
Zumtobel formally announced that Rogier van der Heide is becoming their Chief Marketing Officer and Chief Design Officer. Rogier was previously the Chief Design Officer for Philips Lighting, where I worked for him as part of the Iconic Projects Team … Continue reading rogier van der heide joining Zumtobel as CMO and CDO
Are you trying to craft engaging in-person experiences for your guests, customers or employees? If so, have you thought about harnessing the beauty & magic of light and digital media to achieve your project ambitions? Light is fundamental to our health, well-being and to our connection with the digital world, but it is incredibly challenging to realize new concepts for the built environment. Yet that’s exactly what I do: I help my project teams and clients develop and launch innovative products, services and environments. Brad Koerner Editor, Lucept Brad Koerner is a creative director and entrepreneurial project leader with a … Continue reading about Brad Koerner