testimonials

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"Working with Diego, it felt like he really cared about our project. He poured his energy, expertise and imagination into our lighting plan. We found his concept of illuminating spaces depending on use and purpose (task, mood, ambience etc), rather than just plonking light fixtures on walls and ceilings, very refreshing.

His artistic style of sketching helps explain his concepts, and is matched by his clear and easy to follow finished plan drawings. His ideas are clear and well considered and his knowledge of current products available is impressive.

His commitment ensures he sees the project right through to installation stage working with the electrician. His services are really reasonably priced for all he offers. We’ve really enjoyed our experience of working with him."

Sandip Kalsy
Lighting Director. WETA Digital
Southgate. Wellington

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"We have had lots of compliments on the lighting in our house. I think people notice the lighting because although the fixtures are quite simple Diego put a lot of thought into their style and placement.

At our place the approach to lighting was particularly critical in distinguishing the separate (but unified) spaces in our open planning kitchen/dining/living – we think Diego made a fantastic job in this area. Diego worked closely with a lighting manufacturer to design a bespoke fitting to hang over our long dining table. This fitting is the strongest design feature in the room.

Another area of the house Diego strongly influenced was the en-suite bathroom – Diego was able to add considerable flair to the plans provided by our architect. He used the form of an 1890’s sash window to design a beautiful wall of window/mirror and integrated lighting that we love.

Diego stood out for me as being one of the kindest, warmest people involved in our renovation. He was a pleasure to have on the team and in our home. I have happily recommended Diego to several of our friends."

Jude Varcoe.
Director. Premium Research.
Newtown, Wellington.

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"Diego started as our lighting designer and turned into a friend. As the results clearly show, he turned a great project into an absolutely stunning one.

Because he has a degree in architecture, and a masters in architectural lighting, he brought much more to the table than just lighting design, making some extremely helpful suggestions about the overall design we had in place.

Because he is aware of how, and sensitive to, the way people use spaces, and also empathetic to the needs and wants of his clients, he was able to tailor a solution for us that was exemplary."

Neil & Charlotte Aldridge
Mornington, Wellington

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"Diego designed the lighting for our apartment that was built in the 1980's. The rooms are large and required a special expertise to design the lighting.

Diego is one of the small group of Architects who have specialised in lighting and I must say the end result of his work reflected this specialist knowledge.

He was hard working and spent time with us to ensure the final design met with his high standards and our approval.

I have no hesitation in recommending his company for architectural lighting."

Douglas Hay
Principal at Health and Safety Consultants
www.workplacepress.co.nz
Oriental Parade. Wellington