OHNY Talk: Illuminating the High Line

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Saturday, October 10, 2009 - 11:30am

OHNY Talk: Illuminating the High Line

Architectural Lighting Designer and Principal of L’Observatoire International Inc. Herve Descottes discusses the unique lighting structure for the High Line in this free public lecture, part of Open House New York weekend.

OHNY talks on the High Line are first come first served, RSVP's are not being collected for these events. OHNY talks will take place on the West side of the 14th Street passage on the High Line, just south of the 14th Street stair. Guests will be admitted until program is full.

In 1993, Herve Descottes established the lighting design and consulting firm L’Observatoire International in New York City after eight years of design practice in Paris, France. Descottes personally creates the lighting concepts for all projects designed by L’Observatoire International, and oversees project development through project completion.

The design team at L’Observatoire International works at the architectural, urban and landscape scale, investigating how lighting can best be employed to reveal scope, space and form, and using the best technology to achieve a functional, creative, and environmental result.

The team is composed of an international array of professional lighting designers, architects, interior designers, visual artists and graphic designers. Under the direction of Mr. Descottes, the team works worldwide on a variety of public and private projects, including museums, cityscapes, landscapes, commercial spaces, hotels, restaurants and residential houses, with architects such as Steven Holl, Frank Gehry, Richard Meier, Jean Nouvel, firms such as Arquitectonica, and artists such as James Turrell, Jenny Holzer, Marc Couturier and Vito Acconci.

This lecture is part of our participation in the annual Open House New York weekend.