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ACTLD NEWSLETTER 02-2015
On the occasion of 20th Anniversary of ACTLD, we wanted to embark our friends & collaborators into a journey plenty of joy, surprises and passion. Our team, led by founder " principal designer Koert Vermeulen, felt that this milestone should be marked with a great celebration and wanted to share its emotions and revive the moments that changed, enhanced, enriched and enthralled its experiences.
On January 23rd 2015, we celebrated this special moment with over 300 guests in the Wiels - Contemporary art centre in Brussels. We put our heart into work to create our first "art event" highlighted by an ephemeral exhibition of ACTLD's art installations and made to measure objects revived and transformed for this occasion. Our latest innovations and a glimpse of our history were also presented while live music & dance spectacle were performed, for the pleasure of the guests. The set design that we created, the interactive attractions, the dance floor & the flowing champagne all contributed to an amazing night.
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Rami Khalifé, renowned French-Lebanese composer amazed our guests with a piano concert. "in-SENSO" artists Odile Gheysens, Violaine Garros & Eric Lecomte performed an aerial dance in the XXm2 staircase of the venue.
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Our pop up expo was comprised of art installations ("Tree rings", "OVO", "Forbidden Fruit"), made to measure objects from our architectural department. The guests could wonder and discover ACTLD's latest innovative projects such as the drone "Neopter", "Boogie" candles as well as video installations & decor featuring partnerships, collaborations and achievements accomplished in the last 20 years.
Tree RingsPuy Du FouForbidden FruitNeopterBoogieArchitectural Lighting Design
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Our team with its long time partners, collaborators, suppliers and manufacturers has been working day & night to prepare this memorable and an outstanding event. We like to thank ASP, PRG, AED, Focalise, ADC, Create, Julie Mazy, Powershop, Pixel Screen and the Wiels for making it all happen.
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Koert Vermeulen
"When in November 2014 it struck me that 2015 would mark the 20 years of ACTLD , it felt like it was only yesterday. During all these years, I was lucky to find good partners, able to support and enhance the design, visionary clients willing to back up audacious projects, and tremendous suppliers able to transform our ideas into reality. But I think that passion and the will to do better than yesterday, with every project and to learn from past experience have been the most essential driving forces of ACTLD. We are not afraid to go out on a limb and try things, making sure that we push the envelope of the technology.
" We have been innovating for 20 years now without really realizing what we were accomplishing...for us it's just our work and our passion. "
Over the course of those 20 years, I have met, learnt from, and been touched by so many people. I wanted to thank each and every one of them for what they brought to the table, good and bad, experience and lessons, laughter and hardship. It made us to what we are today: from a 1 person wannabe to a 20 persons strong design studio, working all over the world on great projects for great clients with great partners and suppliers. Today, ACTLD is no longer just "my baby", it is now a team of great professionals mastering new challenges that I am proud to be part of.
20 years old, finally grown up! Lessons learnt. We think we know now what we talk about. But still fresh, just a Tween. Now we can actually start to do our best work. We feel its just beginning..."
said Koert Vermeulen, founder & principal designer
Since 1995 1996 Since 1999 Since 2004
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Koert Vermeulen,
Founder & Principal Designer
"Catwalk Hermès" Bruno Demeester
& Architectural lighting design (ALD)
Worldwide expansion of Architectural Department
2005 2006 2008 2009
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"Le Rêve" & Dragone First Light Art Installation at "Fête des Lumières" Urban Lighting
"Sainte Marie"
"Tivoli Flying Trunk"
2010 2010 2011 2011 - 2014
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"Singapore Youth Olympic Games" Premiere of "OVO" - "Fête des lumières" "Electrabel Nights" "Tree Rings" in Paris
2012 2013 2014 2015
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Elite Model Look
World Final
"CinéScénie"
at Puy du Fou
"Neopter" - Drone "Boogie"
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For 20 years we never stopped to innovate throughout new challenging projects on an international scale. Today we are one of the world’s renowned independent lighting design agencies.   Belgium based ACTLD provides full-service lighting design through its three distinctive departments: Architectural lighting design, Entertainment lighting design and Light Art installations.   Our experienced team is drawn from diverse backgrounds and fields of expertise such as architecture, art, set design, interior design, lighting, graphic design and theater.
Our team can speak 12 languages. Surely we can understand you and respond to your needs.
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After 20 years, a new chapter begins for ACTLD. In addition to our expertise in visual & lighting design applied to Entertainment, Architecture and Arts, we now conceive and develop together with our trusted partners, innovative products and propose turnkey services to our clients.
ACTLD's development can be illustrated by a pioneering project: the "Neopter" - the first Entertainment Drone development in partnership with Puy du Fou, which will see new features. In 2015 several innovative architectural & entertainment projects will flourish: multisensory structures for shopping centers in Russia, large scale urban master plans together with art installations in Asia and Middle East and a new festive light art installation for a prestigious avenue in Europe (2015 -2017)...
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