Tapio Rosenius, design director


Tapio Rosenius is the founder and design director of the Lighting Design Collective, an independent design studio with no commercial relationship with any manufacturer or supplier offering impartial service to all clients.
Tapio grew up in Northern Finland exposed to the extremes of 24 hour daylight at summers and 24h darkness at winters. This might have influenced his choice to start exploring lighting, first through photography and then later through theatre, film and show lighting. In 1998 he graduated as a lighting designer from Tampere Polytechnic University specialising in architectural lighting.

Tapio worked in Great Britain from 1998 until 2009. First as a designer for Kevan Shaw Lighting Design in Edinburgh and then as a Director for Maurice Brill Lighting Design in London. He has contributed as a lead lighting consultant to over hundred projects in the UK, Europe and the Middle East ranging from Public Squares to Museums and Exhibitions and from Hotels, Theatres, and Commercial Interiors to Landscapes. In 2009 he moved to Madrid, Spain.
His background in film and show lighting regularly influences his lighting design work. He formed Lighting Design Collective to act as a collaborative platform between professionals from the worlds of architecture, lighting design, visual arts, interaction, film production, and motion graphics.

He has gained a Master of Science in Light & Lighting degree from UCL Bartlett University, London and a Medianomi in Lighting Design degree from Tampere School of Arts and Communication, Finland. He regularly lectures at universities, trade fairs and professional conferences about lighting design for the built environment.
Tapio is a Director of Membership for the Professional Lighting Designers Association (PLDA), representing over 600 members in 52 countries.

Lighting Design Collective studies and experiments with light in response to architecture, its function, ambience and context. The office provides creative lighting design and consulting services incorporating latest lighting technologies and knowledge. The projects are undertaken for architects, designers and end clients such as hospitality groups, developers, museums and public bodies.

Lighting Design Collective offers an eclectic mix of talent and experience with the ability to deliver demanding and unique solutions. Its designers operate internationally with experience covering twenty countries from Europe to Middle East and Central Asia to the Americas.