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Tuesday January 17, 2012

Tengku Zatashah and husband launch firm

TENGKU Zatashah Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah and her husband Aubry Rahim Mennesson have launched their new venture Light Cibles Malaysia.

Globally renowned lighting design consultancy Light Cibles announced its expansion into Malaysia through its new office in Kuala Lumpur, the fifth after Paris, Madrid, Tianjin City, China and Singapore.

Based in Paris, France, Light Cibles is acclaimed for its expertise in architectural lighting design, notably the Cathedral of Notre Dame and Mont Saint-Michel in France, Dubai International Airport, Beirut Lighting Architecture and Singapore’s hotels and landmarks such as the Esplanade, Fullerton Hotel and Fullerton Bay, Orchard Central, Botanic Gardens and Resort World Sentosa.

Illuminating: One of Light Cibles’ projects — Orchard Central.

“We are pleased to announce our new venture with Light Cibles Malaysia as our goal is to illuminate the Malaysian skyline and highlight the inspiration that lighting design can beautify and enhance urban spaces, buildings and interiors,” said Light Cibles Malaysia chairman Tengku Zatashah.

With projects ranging from commercial to residential, from historical monuments, bridges, parks, airports, lighting master plans to hotels, restaurants and interior designs, Light Cibles’ expertise and experience are unsurpassed.

It had also been commissioned for the lighting of the National Mosque and the Tasik Perdana City Park in Kuala Lumpur in 2003 and 2004 respectively.

Light Cibles Malaysia managing director Mennesson said: “Light Cibles is known for its technical expertise, rich experience and creative solutions that are daring, using unusual techniques. With advanced lighting technology, the expressive impact of our environment can be achieved at a highly sophisticated level,”

Founded in France in 1983, Light Cibles was spearheaded by father-and-son team Louis and Emmanuel Clair, both lighting designers and architects.

Full of grandeur : Sultan Abdul Aziz International Conference Centre grandly lit up.

Self-taught, Louis had pursued a career in cinematic lighting, and since then has rapidly become one of the foremost international specialists in the field of lighting design.

Known for the cinematographic play of light and shadows in his work, his interior and exterior lighting designs respect the architecture and symbolism of the places illuminated.

Comprising architects, senior technicians, interior designers, designers, the multi-disciplinary international team search for the most beautiful solutions, daring to imagine applying unusual techniques.

“We are thrilled to kick off 2012 with an expansion to Kuala Lumpur. Malaysia’s booming economy presents huge opportunities for the building and infrastructure sector, and the country has always been a fascinating design and architecture destination,” said Light Cibles Group chairman Emmanuel, adding “with Mennesson and Tengku Zatashah at the helm, their business savvy and artistic inclinations combine to make a formidable team.”

Light Cibles projects can be seen around the world such as Canada, Egypt, England, Indonesia, Jordan, Laos, Lebanon, Monaco, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, South Korea and Switzerland.

The company’s has received recognitions that include BCA Award 2011 (Recognising Excellence in the Built Environment); BCA Green Mark for Buildings Award 2011; BCA Award 2010 Green Mark for Buildings Award; BCA Award 2010 Green Mark for Districts Award; Trophées des Lumières Lyon 2003; Prix Lumière IES-Montréal 2001; SAD Award 1992 (Salon des artistes décorateurs France); Special Contribution Award for Festival Guangzhou Lighting.

To find out more about Light Cibles, visit www.light-cibles.com

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