singapore esplanade theater at night - abstract

In 1974, Louis created a distribution channel specialised in architectural lighting and ultra low voltage halogen lamps

which created dramatic and psychedelic effects for interior decorations. In 1978, Louis opened the french branch of a large German company which manufactured interior lighting solutions, thus becoming a pioneer of architectural lighting in France.

In 1983, Light Cibles was founded. Winning the URA competition for the Civic District lighting master plan was a door of opportunity for Light Cibles to work in Singapore. Louis first came to Singapore in 1992 to work on Collyer Quay precinct (the Fullerton Heritage), CHIJMES, Chinatown, Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay, Singapore Botanic Gardens, Cavenagh Bridge and Anderson Bridge — just to name a few.

Emmanuel joined Light Cibles in 1999, their first project together was the UNESCO world heritage site Mont Saint-Michel in Normandy, France. Soon after Light Cibles was appointed lighting consultant for the Resorts World Sentosa development project, Emmanuel then established a Singapore office in 2007 while Louis worked on projects in China. To this day, Louis and Emmanuel actively promote 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.