Apart from the permanent lighting design projects, Nipek also participates in community events and art events to create lighting installations! As new ideas often emerge from interaction and collaboration with people from different fields, these temporary installations are a testing ground for new ideas and a source of creativity that feeds back to our permanent projects.

Light Playground

4 March - 31 August 2019

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Light Playground is an immersive installation which visualises children’s imagination through light, taking inspiration from childhood toys: kaleidoscope and wind-spinner. It aims to relive the child-like nostalgia of the area which was home to seven schools. Situated in the covered walkway of National Design Centre of Singapore, it transforms a mundane pedestrian walk, to a fun “recess” time which allows pedestrian to wonder, play, and be aware of the architecture.

Commissioned by National Heritage Board in collaboration with DesignSingapore Council to activate the urban-scape of Bras Basah Bugis district.

Sponsored by Daiko & Krislite

Photographer: Fabian Ong

Trip to the Colourscape

Light to Night Festival 2018

19-28 January 2018 Singapore

Organized by National Gallery Singapore


Commissioned by National Gallery Singapore for 'Light to Night Festival’, the project's goal was to transform an ordinary public park into a magical nighttime attraction. The installation consisted of three main attractions; Time Travel Tunnel, Magical Forest, and Sunset Walk. Time Tunnel was an interactive lighting installation that transformed an uninteresting pedestrian tunnel into a vibrant play of light and sound. Magical Forest was an immersive light installation with countless rays of light created by disco balls floating in the forest. Sunset Walk stretches along the water edge, with the amber to red colour scheme imitating the beautiful gradation of a sunset sky.

Organized by National Gallery Singapore

Installed by Yumetronics, The Show Company

Sponsored by Tokistar & Krislite (for spotlights for disco balls in Magical Forest)

Environmental sound design: Yasuhiro Nakai

Fire Monkey

Arts Fission

Melbourne, Australia 9&10 December 2016


Fire Monkey is a collaborative dance creation between Melbourne and Singapore. Nipek was commissioned by Arts Fission to design the spatial and lighting installations for the site-specific performance. The colorful strips made by community workshops were incorporated in the central sculptural installation representing a mystical fire.



The Play of Brilliants

2016 Singapore

The Play of Brilliants is an installation created by using 108 Bohemian crystal drops individually illuminated by an ultra-narrow LED parabolic reflector lamp. Using motion-tracking cameras, visitors' movements activate individual lights, creating dynamic sparkles and reflections.


See INTERACTIVE for more details.


Layers of Light

2015 Singapore

Layers of Light is a meditative yet powerful expression for light and shadow, and the beauty that lies in between them. Daylight filters through the layers and creates a gradation of varying shades. After dark, the lighting is animated by the interactive LED lighting system.

This was an experimental installation to introduce an interactive lighting into a public space. The lighting changes dynamically by following human movement in the space.


See INTERACTIVE for more details.

2014 Winter Snow Festival

We were privileged to work with the supportive local community and the people of Shibetsu town again this year to light up the snow festival.

The small town in Hokkaido held the beautiful festival on 15th February 2014.

Countless candle lanterns decorated by children lit up the white snowfield. In additions to the candles, the festival venue was lit up with warm incandescent lamps and projection of animated lighting.

Tawaramappu Water Park

Temporary Lighting Installation

2013 Hokkaido, Japan


The temporary lighting installation took place in August 2013 in a town called Nakashibetsu in the northern island of Japan, Hokkaido.

Taking full advantage of the topographic characteristics of the site, the two special lighting features have been designed.

- Aurora Waterfall by the river

- Luminous Field around the sunken plaza

Together with the LED lighting installations, many lanterns crafted by the local community were displayed in the sunken plaza.

This illumination is planned to be installed annually with an addition of area and lighting equipment each time.


Shibetsu Summer Festival


2013 Hokkaido, Japan


Candle Lantern Making Workshop took place on 3rd and 4th August at Salmon Park in Shibetsu, Hokkaido. The event was organized as part of the town’s summer festival.

Participants drew 240 salmons.

In the evening of the 4th, the candle lanterns were lit up in the form of a gigantic luminous salmon!


Shibetsu Snow Festival

Workshop & Event Lighting

2013 Hokkaido, Japan


The snow festival used to be lit by overly bright stadium lighting.

In 2012, Nipek proposed switching off the stadium lights and instead using candles and localized lighting to light up the snow.

A workshop was held during daytime at the festival venue and children created candle lanterns which they lit up in the evening during the event.


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