May 22, 2018
Today we are happy to introduce you to the second prize winner of the CLUE 04 International Lighting Design Competition. Let us remind you that the theme this year was “Light and the senses”. Congratulations to Kareem Asfahani from Lebanon for his project entitled “Auraroma”.
Tell me about yourself, your career and your education.
As an enthusiast of using interdisciplinary design as a problem-solving tool, I enjoy getting involved in projects that make a difference; whether it is volunteering work or designing spaces to their maximum potential. As far as my education goes, I have a Master’s degree in Strategic Design of Spaces from IE University in Madrid and the Royal College of Arts in London, which has inspired me to pursue further education in the near future. On a personal level, travelling is what most rejuvenates my soul and so I try to immerse myself in new cultures often.
Where does your interest in lighting design come from?
My fascination with lighting design stems from the nature of light and how it is rarely considered as a design material in and of itself. I’m curious to explore how this dynamic, non-invasive, and versatile medium can be stretched to its fullest potential.
Why did you choose to participate in the “Light and the Senses” themed CLUE Competition?
I had barely dipped my toes in lightning design prior to my participation in this competition and wanted to do so to further challenge myself as a designer. What intrigued me most was the interdisciplinary nature of the brief since it called for participants to work with lighting in an urban context..