We asked Henrik Clausen (Director at Fagerhult Lighting Academy), Daniel Unoson (Head of Lighting Control at Fagerhult) and Philip Jelvard (MSc Student in Lighting Design) to take on this grand test of time, making a journey into the future of 2025, sharing their visions of what might unfold. With light in mind.
In the morning...
"The lighting assists my body and mind in the transition stage from being asleep to being awake. Giving me the sensation of waking up naturally and well rested, whilst keeping my body's circadian rhythm in check. The lighting is not something I have programmed myself. I have done nothing other than set my alarm clock whilst my sub-dermal implant that is connected to my phone monitors my body's vitals, as well as physical and mental state. It uses that information to control the light in a way that is tailored to my current needs."
– Philip Jelvard
"I love to wake up in the morning light and, in summer, my control system gently opens the blinds in my bedroom. In the winter, the same system softly turns on the electric light at a low level with same intensity and colour of the light as I know and love from the summer morning sky. Oh, what a wonderful morning..."
– Henrik Clausen
"The alarm clock wakes you up but the blinds, notified by your phone, are already open allowing for the sunlight to enter your bedroom. During the winter, your "wake up light" (intensity and Tunable White) has been turned on for some time before the alarm rings, to prepare your body for getting up. Connected to your sleep patterns, the coffee machine is prepared and the kitchen smells of lovely coffee. When brushing your teeth after breakfast, your toothbrush measures your cortisol and melatonin levels, inputting the data into the lighting installation you will meet for the rest of the day."
– Daniel Unoson