Moritz Waldemeyer is a humble man. So much so that we almost needed to remind him of just how influential his work has been around the world. We waited quite some time – in vain – for him to drop some names, which is why I’m doing it on his behalf: Mercedes-Benz, Audi, Swarovski, Bombay Sapphire, U2, Kylie Minogue and Rihanna. All these are just a few of his clients. He creates bespoke visual installations and costumes using a common element: light.

Born in 1974 in Halle, Germany, Moritz left for London to study engineering at the renowned King’s College. Upon graduating, he went to work for Philips in the Netherlands for about three years before heading back to London. It was here that he found his passion for experimenting with light.

"Suddenly, I was considered a pioneer." 

Moritz’s technical background gave him a slight advantage after he got started. Anyone looking to work with flexible lighting – art directors, musicians, architects, designers – began to go to him. Tiny battery-powered LEDs were suddenly put on clothing or the stages of rock concerts, made into giant installations for architecture or advertising or were put on display themselves as artwork.

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