Juliette Nielsen

Self-running poster presentations:

“Street of lights – a traditional Rotterdam shopping street – working together”

“Luxury hotel QO Amsterdam – LEED Platinum”

“Map of opportunities – for the nightscape of den Helder, Dutch naval city”

Juliette Nielsen studied Interior Design in Rotterdam where she first came into contact with light and the impact it has on the perception of space. She decided to do her internship at a lighting design office, Hollands Licht, run by Rogier van der Heide, where she finally worked for several years. After an intermezzo of five years in graphic and interior design, she decided lighting design is where her heart lies.

She has since worked as a lighting designer, first at Atelier LEK and from 2012 until now she runs ‘Beersnielsen lighting designers’ together with Sjoerd van Beers. Beersnielsen is a lighting design office based in Rotterdam with a team of seven lighting designers. Their work ranges from urban scale and public places to exteriors of buildings, interior spaces and museums.

Their design approach is both analytical and very ‘hands on’. Given that light is immaterial and difficult to understand, staging lighting trials has become part of their working approach. Trials are not only a good design tool, but also can be used to show the client in a more comprehensive way what light can do and, in the end, create more involvement within the entire team. They believe ‘good lighting’ is not about lux levels but rather about creating a pleasant environment for people.

Juliette is often a guest lecturer and gives light workshops at the Technical University of Delft, the Faculty of

Architecture at the Willem de Kooning Academy in Rotterdam and ArtEZ Academie van Bouwkunst, Arnhem. She also was a workshop head at Lights in Alingsås 2018, and a speaker at LED Forum in Sao Paulo/BR.