LIGHTING TODAY04 Jul 2024
Light Directions Appoints Luc Hediger as Studio Lead of Flagship Studio in the Americas
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Lighting design consultancy opens ninth studio worldwide.

Miami, USA – Light Directions announces its expansion in the Americas, with Studio Lead Luc Hediger overseeing efforts from its new flagship in Miami. This move follows the recent launch of studios in London and Dubai, positioning the global lighting design consultancy for continued success and sustainable growth in targeted opportunity markets.

Hediger brings more than a decade of experience in theatrical and architectural lighting design to Light Directions, where he is currently working on projects throughout North America, the Caribbean, Africa and Europe. Most recently, Hediger served as design director at Yabu Pushelberg, leading a team of lighting designers on award-winning hospitality, residential and retail projects worldwide.

“Luc has a keen ability to push beyond the boundaries of what’s possible in lighting design, resulting in richly layered, beautifully tailored projects that reflect a collective vision while are one-of-a-kind in their immersive experience,” said Light Directions Principal April Comerford, based in London. “His articulated point of view, technical proficiency, versatile leadership skills, and strong communication skills will undoubtedly elevate our presence in the Americas and beyond.”

Elements of theatricality and drama in Hediger’s designs reflect influences from his formative years in stage production and event lighting, from classic Shakespeare plays and Broadway musicals to a touring dance theatre and the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival.

His venture into architectural lighting began under the internationally acclaimed lighting designer Tino Kwan. While at the eponymous Asia-based design firm, Hediger led the lighting design of The Murray Hong Kong, the transformation of a historic landmark building into a five-star hotel, among a variety of high-end hospitality and residential projects. Hediger refined his project management skills and cross-discipline approach to design during his tenure at WeWork. There, he oversaw the design and opening of more than 40 locations across the Asia Pacific region as part of the company’s rapid expansion plans.

“My career trajectory has brought me to some of the best cities in the world for design, working with renowned studios, brands and partners. I look forward to collaborating with our global studios, leading the growth and development of Light Directions across the Americas, and creating captivating designs,” said Light Directions Studio Lead, the Americas Luc Hediger.

Hediger earned his Bachelor of Arts in Theatre at Loyola Marymount University with an emphasis in theatrical design.