It takes a great team to make great lighting!
Rob is a graduate of the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts and gained his first professional experience as a designer for theatre and live events. He joined The Flaming Beacon in 2009, and subsequently acquired further qualifications in architectural lighting design from the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology. Working at times in both the Melbourne and Berlin studios, he has contributed to lighting design projects in Asia, Europe, Australia, the Middle East and North America.
With this experience, Rob now works with the Directors carrying responsibility for Development Operations and Contracts.
Enrico has an Bachelor degree in Interior Design and a Masters Degree in Lighting Design and LED Technology from Politecnico di Milano.
Before joining The Flaming Beacon in 2016, Enrico worked out of Milan designing and managing the installation of lighting schemes for several highest-end luxury retail brands in many cities across Europe and Asia.
Enrico now leads one of the three Melbourne design teams and is looking after exclusive hotel projects in Australia, China, The Maldives and Korea.
Fu graduated with a BFA in 2006, majoring in lighting design from the Theatre Design and Technology department of Taipei National University of the Arts. She worked for 6 years as an architectural lighting designer in Taiwan, gaining experience on projects in Taiwan, China, Vietnam, Malaysia, Nepal, and the United States. In this period she has also designed the lighting for theatrical, contemporary dance and music performances.
In 2012 Fu undertook a master’s degree in Product Design at Domus Academy in Milan before joining The Flaming Beacon in 2014 working on hotel and retail projects in China, Taiwan, France and the Maldives. She currently leads one of the Melbourne studio’s design teams looking after significant projects in The Maldives, China and Korea.
Imelda received a bachelor’s degree in architecture from Indonesia’s Bandung Institute of Technology in 2001. She worked as an architect in Jakarta before her focus was completely drawn to architectural lighting design. With six years of professional experience as a lighting designer in Indonesia, including work designing and commissioning hotel lighting control systems, she subsequently moved to Germany to undertake the master’s degree program in Architectural Lighting Design at Hochschule Wismar, with a thesis on sustainable lighting in mixed-use context.
Imelda joined The Flaming Beacon in Melbourne in 2010, and has contributed to a broad range of projects in Myanmar, Australia, China, the Maldives, France and Indonesia. She leads one of the Melbourne studio’s design teams and is looking after important hotel projects in China, The Seychelles, Korea and the USA.
Jaques is a Design and Planning (Arch) graduate of The University of Melbourne and holds postgraduate qualifications in lighting design. He joined The Flaming Beacon in 1994. Since then he has designed and managed a wide range of architectural projects locally and internationally, from exclusive residential and boutique hotels to large scale commercial projects. Several of his projects have won significant international design awards.
Jaques taught at the inaugural Paju Light Festival workshop in Korea and is involved in several small sustainability collaborations. He brings his considerable accumulated experience and knowledge, along with a passion for photography and architecture, into his design thinking. Jaques is a professional member of the International Association of Lighting Designers and of the Illuminating Engineering Society, and carries the Certified Lighting Designer credential.
Carla has a Bachelor of Architecture and Urban Planning from UFRJ in Brazil and a M.Arch in Exhibition Design from UEM in Spain. While working as an exhibition designer her increasing enthusiasm for lighting led her to complete a Postgraduate Program in Architectural Lighting Design at UPC in Spain.
There she worked as a lighting designer in manufacture and supply, where she gained valuable pragmatic real-world experience on housing, retail, hospitality and exterior lighting projects. She recognises light as an important building material that brings life to space.
Carla joined The Flaming Beacon’s Berlin studio in 2016 working on projects in Moscow, New York, KL and Brisbane. She now leads that design team and is looking after boutique hospitality projects in New York, California and Tokyo. She is member of the Spanish Lighting Design Association APDI and an associate member of the International Association of Lighting Designers.
Since 1975, Nathan has worked with light in many spheres, including corporate, theatrical and music performance, specialist manufacturing and contracting, art-making, education, and design consulting. He founded The Flaming Beacon in 1986.
An autodidactic himself, Nathan has taught at colleges and universities in Australia, Germany and the USA and currently teaches part-time in the Architectural Lighting Design master’s program at Hochschule Wismar in Germany. Nathan is a professional member of the International Association of Lighting Designers and a Fellow of the Illuminating Engineering Society.
We love that the different educational, cultural and professional backgrounds of our fabulously talented people, bring varied perspectives to our solution finding.
Our designers typically have masters-level qualification in architectural lighting design, usually following bachelor level study in architecture, engineering, theatre, interior or product design.
Commitment to creative professional excellence is the connecting thread.