Alain Guilhot – pioneer of light architecture, Frederic Prevostat – expert of Alain Guilhot Lumiere team, Dorin Stefan – the holder of the “Order of Architects Bucharest” and Sergey Makhno – the founder of the architectural and design office of Ukraine Sergey Makhno Architects – we were privileged to host these internationally renowned architects and designers, who were part of the jury of the “Evening Chişinău – the city of lights” competition. Their mission in Chisinau was to designate the most innovative lighting project applied in the competition, but we could not limit such a visit to that purpose. Thus, at the request of the design and architecture specialists in the country, Design Cafe & Club organized a series of meetings with valuable guests, the first of which took place at the Accesit, where Alain Guilhot, Frederic Prevostat and Dorin Stefan spoke to designers and architects from the country about the importance of architecture and light in urban development.
Alain Guilhot: ‘Enlightened, these buildings will begin to breath, live and tell all their history. They will get another aspect and, as we change when we wear holiday clothes, edifices will also change through light.’
Frederic Prevostat: ‘The “Evening Chisinau – the city of light” competition is just a beginning. We began to write the history of setting Chisinau in the spotlight.’
Dorin Stefan: ‘The world is preparing to meet the virtual reality before the reality we meet directly. ” But before meeting virtual reality we have the augmented reality, that is what is called the reality that is created by the projections.’
One of the most awaited guests for specialists in the field was the designer and architect Sergey Makhno, who spoke to the participants about his experience. Here are some of the theses he shared with the specialised public:
‘It’s great when you have your own style, you can afford to translate into reality any idea and the world will recognize you in it. But this only comes with experience. When it’s easy to create, when you stop worrying, everything goes well.’
‘I have always wanted that the process of creating a home to be a closed one. That’s why I’ve decided to address three directions inside my company: architecture, interior design and product design, so I’m capable of creating authentic spaces with individual details designed for each project.’
‘Doing everything great is magic, doing everything real – it’s great.’
‘You are paid just as much as you value, so you have to constantly work on developing your own personality.’
After meeting with architects and designers in the country, the jury members also visited the Design School, sharing their experience with the students.
See how did the event take place in the gallery below.