Katia Kolovea is a London-based multidisciplinary designer, fascinated by the interaction of light with space, people and emotions. With a keen interest in new technologies and innovative ways to communicate messages through light, she has been part of a variety of international projects from stage lighting to events, private parties, high-end brand presentations, art installations and more. The mission of every project is to create magical, immersive and multi-sensory experiences.
Katia holds a Master's degree in Architectural Lighting Design from the KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, and a Bachelor's Degree in Interior Architecture and Product Design from the Technological Institute of Athens, Greece. At the LUXawards in 2018, she received the best presentation award at the Young Lighter of the Year competition sponsored by the Society of Light and Lighting. Her award-winning presentation was Light as a medium to enhance communication in Urban Spaces. In 2019, Katia received a 40under40 award in lighting accolades at the Lighting Design Awards in London. Later the same year with the Urban Electric team, she received a [d]arc Best Light Art Scheme – High Budget: Where The Rainbow Ends, commissioned by Instagram.
Through Katia’s brand Archifos, she shares her ideas, passion and inspiration focusing on the power of light in architecture, design, art and everyday life. She is passionate about public speaking and connecting people. Currently, Katia is managing and curating the social media presence of Women in Lighting. Her mission is to raise awareness about the importance of well-designed light in everyday life, work and the environment at large.