David Gilbey
Director / Partner
at EPOS design

EPOS design
Private company


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We tell stories in light and space. We: Inspire. Interpret. Develop. Accentuate. Tell the story. EPOS design, a new voice in Independent Architectural Lighting Design. We believe that every project has a story to tell, this story can relate to culture, to space, to history, to art, to location or to the people. We treat every new project as a new experience, and approach it with a vision that looks both forwards and backwards to the needs of the project. We recognise that people of different countries and cultures will relate to light differently, and that it is essential to take into account local tradition and surroundings in innovative lighting schemes that relate to the local customs and environments. It is our role to harness technology, push boundaries and translate that into beautiful illumination in complete harmony with the space, time and location. My personal background: I have a background in theatre and lighting design, working as lighting specialist and project manager for almost two decades on big-scale and prestigious international lighting projects around the world. Challenges: as technology in lighting improves and in some cases becomes more complex, it is our role to plan and manage the lighting in such a way that the client receives the absolute BEST lighting solution for their space; never losing sight of the basic principals of lighting to create drama, emotion and atmosphere in the appropriate measure, to tell the story and fully realise the beauty of the project. Favorite lighting quotation: “We are told to let our light shine, and if it does, we won’t need to tell anybody it does. Lighthouses don’t fire cannons to call attention to their shining, they just shine.” - Dwight L Moody