Michael accepted an invitation to participate in the ‘My biggest inspiration’ event, hosted by Zumtobel ME at the Chart Lounge, Dubai Marina Yacht Club.
The event was hosted by Alison Ritter, Head of Educational Concepts and Programmes at VIA, who interviewed Michael and 4 other lighting designers from around the globe.
Questions included: Are lighting designers always inspired by light or is there anything else that inspires you? Have you ever been inspired by another lighting designer? How would you encourage young lighting designers to be open for inspiration?
After the interview the panel focused on a large blank poster, on which they wrote their greatest inspirations using UV markers, so the words were invisible at first, with all inspirations being revealed later in the evening under UV light.