*The following list of designers & artists are listed based on when content was collected for this site and there is no order of status between designers or artists. The same applies to country of origin.
Outdoor lighting design was originally developed by Frank B. Nightingale in 1934, but he called it Garden Lighting. His vision and respectful appreciation of nature led him to establish the first, professional trade practice to utilize lighting systems in the outdoors at night. He did so to highlight its beauty, to captivate one’s attention, and to encourage use of these spaces after the day light hours.
In addition to what Nightingale did, he intended for people to ‘experience’ these settings and to remember them. Frank spent many evenings out in nature, so that he could learn the magic of the night. It was this dedication that he was able to provide us early on with the artistic aspects of this craft.
There were three principles that Mr. Nightingale believed in and they were the core elements of his company, Kim Manufacturing Co. They were: Innovation, Education and Uncompromising Quality. I wish to dedicate this site to Frank and his efforts to Educate the public, as well as the profession. His spirit is intended in this site’s offering.
This website is a concentrated effort to provide attention to the importance of Emotion and why this connection is necessary in lighting design, whether outdoors or indoors.
You can learn more about Mr. Nightingale at another site I established at www.frankbnightingale.com. I hope you find it both interesting and inspiring, as his life story is amazing.