Continuing with our celebration of Women’s History Month alongside the Female Design Council (FDC), today we’re highlighting Brooklyn-based lighting designer Erin Lorek. With a degree in theatrical lighting design from West Chester University and experiences as a designer, gaffer and rigger in the NYC live entertainment industry, Erin founded her studio LOREKFORM where she explores and experiments with the nature of light through materiality and form. Erin collaborates with artists and makers across the country to bring her lighting designs to life. She views light almost like an animate object, one that can “come to life to dance, or even play.” Using various organic yet reflective textures and surfaces, she creates fixtures that look like art sculptures or installations. Each design and collection goes beyond the basic function of illuminating a space; they highlight the different ways light can affect the space it’s in.
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