We collaborate with architects and developers realizing lighting schemes for commercial, cultural, residential and other projects.
Director of STUDIO ZIGZAG, Jagmel Grewal, worked as a lighting designer for 10 years in the UK before moving to Spain in 2008.
STUDIO ZIGZAG was started in 2010 as an independent lighting design studio to deliver high quality lighting design projects and solutions.
We work with light to support the space, reveal form and texture such that the lighting solution becomes an integral element within the architecture.
Quality of light, quality of design, quality in the control of lighting.
Based in the Malaga area we work on national and international projects.
We can work in both English and Spanish.
We develop the lighting scheme from initial concept through to a set of documentation to facilitate the implementation of the lighting design scheme.
We are adept at taking on the challenges that can arise in the coordination of projects with multi-discipline teams.
These have included projects with overall budgets of up to 32 million € and luminaire specifications with a value of up to 1.2 million €.
This is at the centre of our approach of using light to enhance the perception of the space and deliver practical benefits to the user.
We are fascinated by exploring effective and elegant solutions and developing new aesthetic and technical details.
Our creativity is continually inspired by art, architecture, film, engineering, music, design and appreciating nature.
Typically STUDIO ZIGZAG will discuss the brief, objective and scope of works with the client at the outset of the project. Deliverables are then reconfirmed back to the client as part of our fee proposal. The earlier we are involved in the project the more we can bring and add value to the project and more effectively we can contribute, and then coordinate the end results.
From the very beginning of the project we take into account the environmental impact of the lighting, energy efficiency, sustainability, maintenance requirements, the user interface and budget control. We realize projects with open communication, passion and a high level of attention of detail.
Our approach is also founded on an ability to ‘speak several languages’ or ‘wear several hats’ during the coordination and gestation of the project with the various project collaborators and stakeholders in the client, design and project team(s). From initial discussions of lighting concepts, development and review of detail drawings, coordination with architecture and mechanical and electrical services, through to potential supervision of the contractor on-site.
Each project is different and our proposals are crafted for every individual case.
The following is a summary of typical design phases and tasks, typically itemised in our initial fee proposal.
For more detail and further information please download our PDF brochure.
CONCEPT DESIGN – PRODUCTION OF THE LIGHTING DESIGN CONCEPT
Analysis of the project and assessment of opportunities and risks.
Lighting design concept sketches, plan drawings and indicative images of lighting effects.
Preliminary photometric modelling, visualizations.
SKETCH DESIGN – FURTHER DEVELOPMENT OF THE LIGHTING DESIGN CONCEPT
Coordinated development of lighting details and drawings from the initial concept sketches.
Photometric modelling with updated visualizations based on latest luminaire options.
Procurement of quotations to review scheme and assist with cost control, project planning, etc.
Subject to project criteria this phase can be integrated into the following design phase: Detail Design.
DETAIL DESIGN – DEVELOPMENT OF THE LIGHTING DESIGN CONCEPT THROUGH TO DETAIL DESIGN
Finalized development of lighting details and luminaire specification and placement.
Finalized photometric modelling, updated visualizations and light level calculations outputs.
Finalized luminaire specifications confirming full details of light sources and control gear.
Finalized plan and detail drawings annotated with luminaire control groups and methodology.
List price quotations of luminaires corresponding to the finalised lighting scheme.
CONSTRUCTION PHASE SUPPORT – COORDINATION OF IMPLEMENTATION WITH ARCHITECTURE
Responding to enquiries or requests for information from the contractor/project manager.
Update lighting design information according to changes confirmed by client/architect.
Final coordination with lighting control supplier and contractor in terms of programming on-site.
Supervision of the installed luminaires with the contractor on-site, as agreed with the client.