Martin Klaasen

Klaasen Lighting Design and Lighting Design of Things / Founder and Principal

Martin Klaasen is an award-winning lighting designer, design consultant, lecturer, and resource speaker with more than 40 years of experience in the lighting design industry operating predominantly in the Asia Pacific region. Martin applies his passion for lighting design exclusively through his own company, Klaasen Lighting Design (KLD), with its head office in Singapore. Several of his designs have received national and international lighting design awards. Martin is widely respected by his peers in the industry. More recently Martin has set up a new exciting venture called Lighting Design of Things (LDoT). The new startup fills a gap in the industry to provide professional consultancy to facilitate the integration of smart data analytics systems within the lighting infrastructure.

Martin is also passionate about sharing his knowledge by educating his clients and the public through his public appearances and many articles in the media. Through his, “Light Talk” platform Martin shares his years of experience and knowledge with his blogs, his vlogs, conversations with experts in their fields, and more recently his Lighting Design Masterclasses. He enjoys a fervent and worldwide group of followers. Martin’s first year of blogging was compiled into a book of the same name. In 2019 Martin published his second book, Light Talk 2, a collection of his articles in Lighting Today Magazine from the last 16 years.

Martin is a sought after impact speaker and has presented at major lighting events around the world such as the Professional Lighting Design Convention in Europe, IALD’s Light Fair in the USA, Light Middle East, Project Lighting and Lux-Live the Middle East, WorldBex in Asia, AceTech in India, IES events in various countries as well as highly attended regional lighting events in the Asia Pacific from China to Australia.

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