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What I didn’t know is that I will be travelling in light and walking through shadows. What started as design work with tangible forms has, over the past thirty years, developed into building and creating with the intangible and the ephemeral.

With a little help of fate and what’s written in the stars, I started to work with light in 1986 after I left my hometown Pula to study at FIT Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City. In 1990 I established my own lighting design practice. During the same year, I became a professional member of the IES Illuminating Engineering Society of North America, New York section. Back then, I envisioned that my career will develop in between constant travel and the drawing desk. From 1995 I live and work in Pula, a small northern Adriatic town in Croatia, from where I can connect with architects, designers and investors to create meaningful lighting experiences. My expertise is mostly architectural lighting designs for hospitality, commercial, landscape and master plan projects as well as lighting installations, art projects and product design. In 2006 I built my current office building that we call the House of Light. Many of my projects including Cikat Bay, Lighting Giants, Novamed and products like Trick and Lun-up won international awards.

My professional memberships include IALD (International Association of Lighting Designers), IES Illuminating Engineering Society of North America (IESNA), PLDA (professional Lighting Designers Association Europe), HDD (Croatian Designers Association) and HDR (Croatian Lighting Society). To mark the twentieth anniversary of my working practice, I have published my first book, ‘My Light’, in 2010. In 2013, I was the author of the lighting installation Hooked-Up during the Milan Design Week and most recently of lighting istallation Twisted at the Zagreb Festival of Lights. I hold regular lectures and attend conferences. My work is based on strong, passionate belief in light and I feel very lucky to be able to engage in this practice with all of my heart and enthusiasm.

Exhibitions, conferences & lectures

Confirmed speaker UPC Master Lighting, Barcelona, March 2018
2017 PLDC, Paris
2017 Arquitectura y luz, Lima
2017 Lights in Goa
2017 Milan Design Week, Milan
2017 International Lighting Fixture Design Conference, London
2016 Webinar Masters of Light, London
2016 Lighting Networks, Tel Aviv
2015 Croatian Academy Of Sciences And Arts, Zagreb
2015 Days of Oris, Mali Lošinj
2015 Lightspace, London
2015 Tedx, Zagreb
2015 Gardone Riviera Landscape conference, Italy
2015 DAZ, Zadar, Croatia
2014 PechaKucha, Helsinki, Finland
2014 Croatian Lighting Association, Zagreb
2014 Lux, London, UK
2014 LUCI, Dubrovnik
2014 Lighting Fixture Design Conference, London
2013 Designmena summit, Dubai, UAE
2013 PLD Turkyie, Istanbul, Turkyie
2013 Architetcture of Lights, Zagreb
2013 AIA Europe, Dusseldorf, Germany
2013 Hybrid Architecture & Design, Milan Design Week, Italy
2012 Demanio Marittimo km 278, Senigallia, Italy
2012 3rd LED Forum, Sao Paolo, Brazil
2010 10th Days of Oris, Architecture symposium, Zagreb, Croatia
2011 Luminale, Light+Building, Frankfurt, Germany
2008 Balkan Light, Ljubljana, Slovenia etc.

Visiting Professor at Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing
and Faculty of Architecture, University of Zagreb, Croatia