Your Interview Eva Sanahuja
Introduce yourself (name, company, position, country) and tell us how you got into lighting design (including education/qualifications).
My name is Eva, I’m working as a lighting designer at ERCO Spain and I live in Barcelona. After finishing my degree in Interior Design, I started working in an architectural studio where I started to recognize my interest in lighting design. Few years after Biosca and Botey gave me the opportunity to start my career in Lighting. I have confirm that light issues are my passion.
I then followed a valuable career in Barcelona, as an architectural lighting designer, where I worked in prestigious lighting companies (Ca2l, Luxiona) and got involved in commercial projects, private residences , office spaces, Hotel and resorts among others.
Then, as an experienced lighting designer and being highly skilled in both in Design and Project management, I eventually established in ERCO Spain.
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 exterior projects, especially façade because it is like a canvas.
What project are you most proud of and why?
I think that one of the most challenging projects has been the “Room XX, Chamber for Human Rights at the United Nations Office” in Geneva. Being part of a big team of people from different countries, and coordinate all together to create an amazing result.
What is the biggest challenge that you have overcome in your career?
Being authentic and honest with simplicity.
How does light inspire you?
It is a combination of technology, architecture and design, and creativity.
What is your message for other Women In Lighting?
Where the light does not shine, perhaps we will arrive.
“Where the light does not shine, perhaps we will arrive.”