Martin Klaasen

Martin Klaasen

Klaasen Lighting Design / Principal

Martin Klaasen is an award-winning lighting designer, design consultant, lecturer and resource speaker with more than 30 years of experience in the lighting industry operating predominantly in the Asia Pacific region. Martin has a master’s degree in industrial design and started his career of many years in creative and innovative lighting design with Philips (in Holland and overseas). He furthered his career by setting up his own lighting consultancy practice first with Lumino Design International, based in Singapore, later in Australia with Lighting Images. Since 2011 Martin applies his passion for lighting design exclusively through his own company; Klaasen Lighting Design (KLD).

Martin is also passionate about sharing his knowledge by educating his clients and the public through his many articles in the media and since the last few years his daily blog. “Light Talk” is featured on the Professional Lighting Designers Magazine’s website and enjoys a fervent and worldwide group of followers. Martin’s first year of blogging, to much acclaim, was compiled into a book of the same name. Martin is a sought-after impact speaker and has presented at major lighting events around the world such as the Professional Lighting Designer’s Convention in Copenhagen, Worldbex in Manilla, Acetech in Mumbai, the IES in Perth, Project Lighting in Qatar and Light Fair in Las Vegas.