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Arve Olsen, co-founder of Light Bureau’s Oslo office, is giving a talk at Stokkan Lys‘s showroom launch on 19th January. The talk will reveal some of the ways light and architecture can convey stories to an audience and to the people using a space. The event is free and will also feature a talk by Void, a computational design studio working at the intersection of physical and digital space.

WC i hopp i Granåsen 09.03.2012. Adressa: "Erik Andresen fra Granåsen skisenter sier det aldri har vært så mange på verdenscuprenn i Granåsen før. Arrangørene er strålende fornøyd med både vær og andre utenomliggende forhold, og forteller at alt har gått knirkefritt så langt. - Den største utfordringen har vært å få folk inn i anlegget ettersom de fleste ankom i den verste rushtrafikken, sier Andresen." Det ble anslått et publikumstall på ca. 12.000. Publikum

2012 World Cup, Granåsen Ski Arena

We’re very excited to announce that Light Bureau are part of the winning team selected to develop a new masterplan for Granåsen winter sports arena in Trondheim, Norway.

The development of the new masterplan is happening in conjunction with Trondheim’s application to become the host of the 2023 FIS Nordic World Ski Championship. The goal of the project is not only to create a great winter sports arena, but develop Granåsen into an excellent destination for summer sports and cultural events.

We’re looking forward to the collaboration with Pir II, tegn_3, ÅF Reinertsen, Movement Strategies and Studio AKKA on this exciting project.

Philips Lighting is hosting an exciting roundtable discussion about the Future of Lighting Design with Paul Traynor of Light Bureau, Neil Skinner of SKR Lighting Design and Tapio Rosenius of Lighting Design Collective. Three inspiring and different contributions to a crucial and on-going debate.

You don’t want to miss this, tune in on Tuesday 12/04 for the full discussion.

With the Fantastic Tree opening at the Norwegian Forest Museum earlier this week, the museum has published a timelapse video showing the 1 year long construction process in 1 minute.

The sculpture itself is made of more than 750 aluminium tubes, bent and shaped by hand into a tree by sculptor Kevin Iris and metal worker Geir-Roger at Frode Stenberg AS.

Read more about the project here or visit the museum’s website.

The Fantastic Tree, a new permanent exhibition at the Norwegian Forest Museum will open on Tuesday 26th January.

The design process has been a highly collaborative effort between experts in the fields of metalwork, woodworking, interaction design, industrial design, architecture, exhibition design and lighting design.  more

Following on from the first ‘Twitterview’ with Joe Vose and Paul Traynor, iGuzzini, Gold sponsor of the Professional Lighting Design Convention (PLDC) 2015, sat down with Arve Olsen, co-founder of Light Bureau’s Scandinavia office, to discuss his PLDC talk, innovation in lighting and Light Bureau’s approach to design. more

Light Bureau principal Paul Traynor was recently interviewed on, one of our favourite podcasts, the Business of Architecture. The podcast features architects, designers and other consultants who discuss the many aspects of running and developing a design practice and share their experience and best tips with the listeners. more


The Professional Lighting Design Convention or PLDC is a biannual conference for practitioners within the architectural lighting industry. For 2015 PLDC is being held in Rome at the end of October, with around 70 presentations being given over three days. Two of these presentations by Light Bureau team members, Paul Traynor Practice Principal and Joe Vose Senior Designer are giving a joint presentation, and Arve Olsen Co-Founder of Light Bureau Scandinavia is also presenting. As part of the build up to PLDC we were asked to take part in an interview through Twitter or a Twitterview, with Diamond Sponsor iGuzzini. The interview raised some really good points, and also gave a chance for people to get to know us, and Light Bureau better, so we wanted to publish the full interview in long form here. more

We are always on the lookout for new talent to join our team. Our London office is currently looking for an intern/placement student that inhabit the following qualities and skill base: more

2015 is the year of Irish Design and as part of London Festival of Architecture, four highly regarded emerging Irish Practices is presented through New Horizon_architecture from Ireland. Light Bureau is proud to be collaborating with Hall McKnight architects on the Yellow Pavilion, which will be exhibited at Lewis Cubitt Square, King’s Cross for the duration of the festival. more