International Lighting Design Family Tree (ILDFT) Website goes Live!

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As proud supporters of Light Collective’s International Lighting Design Family Tree project alongside arc magazine, LIGMAN are excited to announce that the ILDFT website is now live!

Not only are we supporters, we will be ready to host a very special first ILDFT event on our stand at Light & Building.

The ILDFT in the words of Light Collective:

Data represents real life. It is a snapshot of the world in the same way that a picture catches a small moment in time. Dense and unconventional data visualisations promote slowness—a particularly poignant goal to set in our era of ever-shortening attention spans. If we can create visuals that encourage careful reading and personal engagement, people will find more and more real value in data and in what it represents.”

– Information designer, Giorgia Lupi

In 2011, Light Collective scribbled out our personal branch of the Lighting Design Family Tree. Then in 2014, we went on to create a bigger family tree infographic to include other designers in the UK to demonstrate the entangled mesh of practices and people. Now, we are ready for something bigger. With the help of LIGMAN, we are planning to create an International Lighting Design Family Tree.

The new version is going to be global; exploring the career paths of the lighting design profession. If you are currently working as a lighting designer, we would like you to use the link below to share with us the companies you have worked with in your lighting design career. We plan to use this data to create a physical version of the International Lighting Designers Family Tree on the LIGMAN stand (Hall 4.0 – E21) at Light & Building in 2020.

If you don’t get around to adding your data online, you can visit and add yourself on to the wall. If you do add your data, come along and see what we have created.