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
Below is a complete list of my conferences, publications, honors, etc. over the course of my career: Lectures and Presentations Jun 2019 Guangzhou, Guangzhou International Lighting Exhibition, From Architectural Lighting to Architectural Media Feb 2019 London, Surface Design Show, Light School, Wrap Your Spaces in Social Media Feb 2019 Amsterdam, ISE Smart Buildings Conference, Wrap Your Spaces in Social Media Sep 2018 Bregenz, Trends in Lighting Symposium, From Architectural Lighting to Architectural Media Feb 2018 Long Beach, Strategies in Light, More Photons, Less Paper Jun 2017 Guangzhou, Guangzhou International Lighting Exhibition, Embedded Lighting May 2017 Philadelphia, Lightfair International, Ambient Luminescence … Continue reading conferences, publications, etc.
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
Editor, Lucept Founder, Koerner Design Brad Koerner is the founder of Koerner Design, a lighting design and product design studio targeting the intersection of architectural lighting and digital media. Koerner Design is based in Amsterdam with projects and clients in the Netherlands, India and the United States. Brad is a creative director and entrepreneurial project leader with a range of design, marketing and product management experience. Brad has spent 20+ years in the architectural lighting and construction industries, spanning global matrix organizations, design consultancies and startups. Brad has developed award-winning architectural lighting projects as well as new LED lighting products … Continue reading about Brad Koerner