Your Interview Chloe Kazamia
Introduce yourself (name, company, position, country) and tell us how you got into lighting (including education/qualifications).
I am Chloe, founder of CK.design.Lighting., and I live in Greece. I discovered my passion for lighting design during my post-graduate degree in Architectural Lighting Design at KTH (Royal Technical University) in Stockholm, after having graduated as an Architect Engineer from National Technical University of Athens.
I then followed a valuable career in London, as an architectural lighting designer, where I worked in prestigious lighting practices and got involved in unique residential and commercial projects such as, private residences in Riyadh and London, private office spaces in Baku, Four Seasons Hotel Spa in Paris and Four Seasons Astir Palace in Athens among others.
Then, as an experienced lighting designer and being highly skilled in both in Design and Project management, I eventually established C.K.design.Lighting. as a diverse lighting office serving both the Greek and the international design market.
Tell us about your work – is there a specific type of project you like to work on or an area you specialise in and why?
I love working on hotel projects, especially in the luxury market.
What project are you most proud of and why?
Four Seasons Astir Palace in Athens as it is a very prestigious project that faced many challenges during realization, ranging from strict deadlines to keeping the design and specification standards in place.
What is the biggest challenge that you have overcome in your career?
I started working in Greece but early on I moved to London where I had the chance to experience how high-standard lighting design really works. Through difficulties that come with living in a foreign country I managed to evolve professionally and gain valuable experience that will guide me for the rest of my career.
How does light inspire you?
Working with lighting design feels right and never bores me, so I guess light in the general sense is a motivational force that keeps me going professionally.
What is your message for other Women In Lighting?
My message for other Women (in Lighting) is to think internationally and be wherever is best for working with high standards.
“Think internationally and be wherever is best for working with high standards.”