“Lighting is both an art and a science” (Richard Kelly 1952)

Liska creates atmospheres of natural and artificial Lighting Design in built environment as schemes for Architecture, using design research based on artistic assets with high tech applications.

We are a team of Lighting Designers and Engineers with experience spanning over 30 years. Our experience cover various projects for example cultural, hospitality, retail, office, residential, wellness, hospitals, swimming pools, landscape, infrastructure developments, customised lighting installations and art installations.

Our inspiration is the ever changing environment around us. Nature has a strong impact providing amazing lighting spectacles with the unique Nordic Light here in Iceland. Simple occurrences such as the silhouetting of an object, reflection, shadow, mirroring and the amazing colours created in nature are indeed inspiring us and reflected in our mind and projects.

„We are born of light. The seasons are felt through light. We only know the world as it is evoked by light.“ (Louis Kahn)

Liska does always take the environmental impact of their activities into consideration, both in practice in office and fieldwork as well as applying the core idea of sustainable development in each and every design and advisory project, big or small.

Thus promoting the policy of environmental sensitivity to each and every cooperative party. Developing integral lighting solutions through a platform of services that harmoniously integrate electrical lighting, natural lighting and lighting controls is key to creating a balance between functional lighting and creative design.

„I sense light as the giver of all presences, and material as spent Light. What is made by light casts a shadow, and the shadow belongs to light“ (Louis Kahn)

Photo: Ragnar Th. Sigurðsson

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Property of colour stimulus defined by chromaticity coordinates, or by its dominant or complementary wavelength and purity taken together.

Liska use strategies of Nordic Lighting Design and has been developing the Concept. Nordic Lighting Design has evolved a certain Ideology different from further South in Europe. Human Centric concept is the main factor in the Nordic Lighting Design. Different factors as respect for heritage, holistic design approach that takes into account ecological factors, sustainability, aesthetics and perception of space. The Nordic Lighting Innovation Network in Denmark, Norway and Iceland have developed a definition of “Nordic Lighting Design” as following:

  • An integral part of Scandinavian Design traditions – minimalistic beauty and functionality

  • Genuine high quality in terms of materials and perception

  • Design and solutions that shape light itself to human needs

  • Optimal balance between function, aesthetics and sustainability

  • Design that improves life through interaction with architecture and spaces

© 2020 Liska ehf.

LISKA ehf.

Ármúli 24, 108 Reykjavík

kt: 560197-2339

+354 416 0600

liska (at) liska.is

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