Person Profile

The world-renowned French lighting designer, visual artist and electronical engineer, is the director of CONCEPTO (Paris, France). He launched in 1987 a new discipline "light urbanism" and has realised since then more than 120 lighting master plans in France and abroad. Since 2015 he is Co-Head of the international research laboratory “Lighting design in an urban environment” of The Higher School of Lighting Design at ITMO University.

He has developed with CONCEPTO more than 200 landscape, urban, heritage and architectural lightings. In 2002, he started a new reflection on the eco-lighting design, on the study of dark infrastructures to rediscover the role that darkness can play in cities and on the preservation of the nocturnal biodiversity, which deepened at numerous international conferences in which it participates since fifteen years. He has developed since 10 years prospective researches and creative studies on the topic of the future of urban lighting.”

Among his projects are the updated lighting concept of Notre-Dame cathedral, lighting solutions for the cable-stayed bridge Rion-Antirion in Greece and Grand canal in Guangzhou (UNESCO world heritage site).

Since 2015 he is headliner of the international research-to-practice conference “Lighting Design”, which is held by ITMO University, The Higher School of Lighting Design and creative association of lighting designers RULD.

International scientific papers:

1. Narboni, R. From light urbanism to nocturnal urbanism / R. Narboni // Light & Engineering. – 2016. –Vol. 24. – № 4. – Pp. 19 – 24


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