Venky Kannan, Design Curator of Fifth Season Design has 20 years in the field of lighting, since he left university. Lighting was and still is a real passion of his. Initially he was a sales engineer, and a breakthrough he had, while working for Phillips gave him the real knowledge about lighting. He always wondered if the lighting designers then were doing justice to the project. Were they giving the emotions that were required to the space? Today for Venky light is more art than just light. You can really do wonders with it. With the right lights you really can transform humanity. When thinking about starting his own lighting design business, he realised people tend to adjust to the four natural seasons. But he wanted to do something that could adjust to the people’s needs. And so came the name Fifth Season Design.
Venky has spent a significant time researching Passionart and desires it to be the organization that his business Fifth Season Design supports here in New Zealand. This is hugely significant. Fifth Season Design is a lighting design company with an international reputation for excellence.
As a business he wishes to partner with Passionart both in the spirit of serving the community and to pursue the commercial opportunities of Passionart through his company from which a percentage would return to Passionart and support our work in the community.