Paolo Montiel

Paolo Montiel
Mexico, 1977.

His interest in the abstract nature of sound, memory and light led him to study Physics, Music and Art History until the day he discovered the first digital lighting system with color changes. At that point he began his transition from audio engineering to architectural lighting design, focusing on LEDs lighting control. Because of the recent appearance of this technology, he had to learn how to program lighting with computers by himself.

He worked for 5 years as an audio engineer and since 2002 he focused solely on digital lighting systems, specifically on the control and programming aspects of architectural projects. In 2008 he founded Nerd Light & Control and from 2012 he is part of Cocolab. He is currently working on permanent installation projects to illuminate architecture and art.