"SEAM Design’s lighting is intended to bring together the interior and exterior parts of seven 18th century buildings that house HSBC’s Geneva offices...Lighting is as important as architecture to the scheme, considerately handled and integrated into the material palette of furniture, finishes and architectural detailing, even for service stairs and back-of-house corridors."
"This chic David Collins-designed space is everything you would expect from a venue that bears the Vogue name, and all the signatures are well and present: luxurious metal detailing, marble, curved lines and sumptuous fabrics.The purple, white and gold colour scheme is positively regal, and we love the light fixtures that seem to be inspired by paper umbrellas and lily pads."
"By allowing the light to pass through the arch and create its inherent patterns onto the facade, this creates a beautifully unified composition for strong identity at night and a new experience for the visitor." - Marci Song, SEAM
“The opportunity to revive the historic buildings rather than demolish them, and the need to integrate modern functions, required an architectural language of careful consideration and a balance of constraints with opportunities.” - Florian Frotscher, MAKE
"Make has designed a space that offers confidential and discrete facilities for HSBC’s clients, as well as a transparent, secure and friendly working environment for the bank’s staff. Seven structurally independent historic buildings have been merged to form this high-end front office for HSBC in Geneva."
"The ethereal light sculpture, dubbed Snow Words, stretches out towards the Alaskan sky and illuminates the lobby of the new Crime Detection Laboratory in Anchorage. Suspended between a glazed skylight and a mirrored floor, the 30-foot-high beacon, which opened last month, seems to float within its laser-cut cylindrical shell. Made of LED-lit rods calibrated to a unique sequence, the installation commemorates the officers who have lost their lives in the line of duty."