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Emmanuel Clair
Light Cibles
Paris, France


Green Architecture: Lighting Design vs. Technology
Light Cibles was founded by Louis Clair in 1983 and was the first independent lighting engineering and design consulting firm in France. Under the leadership of his son, Emmanuel Clair, the consultancy has grown with offices in Paris, Singapore, Tianjin and Kuala Lumpur.
In Singapore, Light Cibles won the Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA) competition for the Civic District lighting master plan. In 1992, Louis came to Singapore to work on Collyer Quay precinct (the Fullerton Heritage), CHIJMES, Chinatown, Esplanade — Theatres on the Bay, Singapore Botanic Gardens, Cavenagh Bridge and Anderson Bridge, to name a few.
When Emmanuel joined Light Cibles in 1999, their first project together was the UNESCO World Heritage Site Mont Saint-Michel in Normandy, France. After Light Cibles was appointed as the lighting consultant for the Resorts World Sentosa development, Emmanuel then established the Singapore office in 2007 while Louis worked on projects in China.
Louis and Emmanuel actively promotes the field of lighting design worldwide. Louis’s book, Architectures de Lumières was published bilingually (French and English) in 2003. He speaks at universities, schools and conferences in Europe and Asia and is a regular contributor to lighting magazine Luce e Design (Chinese and English edition). Emmanuel is a standing council member of the Asian Association of Lighting Designers. Louis and Emmanuel were members of the Association des Concepteurs Lumière et Éclairagistes (ACE) where Louis was a founding member and its president from 2001 till 2003.
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