Presented by the Designers Lighting Forum of New York

March 12-13, 2019

New York Hilton Midtown, 1335 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10019

2019 Design with LED Technology

Design with LED Technology for Interior Designers

Andrew Shabica, Modulightor; Paris Kostopoulos, Paris K Interior Design

Tuesday, March 12
8:00am – 9:00am
Room: Nassau West
Credits: 1 AIA LU

Note: This presentation has now been changed to Tuesday


This unit will discuss LED technology from the point of view of an Interior Designer and a custom LED lighting fabricator. LED lighting technology applications will be showcased in a variety of Interior Design projects, residential and commercial, by Paris K Interior Design. They will be analyzed for their availability, affordability and applicability in various design scenarios. A discussion will follow to help audience understand the difficulties still to be surpassed, but also abundance of available custom led light options an Interior Designer or Architect has in the market place today.


Paris Kostopoulos, Paris K Interior Design
After working along Industry notable designers such as Jeffrey Bilhuber, Susan Orsini and Richard Mervis, Paris Kostopoulos founded Paris K Interior Design in 2001.

He has since completed various hi-end residential and commercial projects in the New York Metropolitan area.

Paris Kostopoulos used lighting extensively in his projects implementing LED technology early on in his career and has strived to push the boundaries of conventional design and construction methods in every project he delivers to his clients.

In addition, he served as the Operations Manager for the Department of the "Look of the Games", for the Organizing Committee for the Olympic Games Athens 2004 and as a consultant to the same department of the Organizing Committee for the Winter Olympic Games, Torino, Italy, Oct 2004 – Jan 2006.

Pratt Institute, June 1992, New York, NY. Master of Industrial Design (M.I.D.).
Technological Educational Institute, June 1988, (T.E.I.), Athens, Greece. Bachelor of Art in Interior Design.
New York University, Summer 1999, Project/Construction Management.

Andrew Shabica, Modulightor
With 20+ years in the industry Andrew has had his fair share of small to large scale projects, residential to commercial, kitchens to airports, standard to custom. His ethos is to help understand the mechanics and science behind the curtains then execute the solution through resources acquired over his career.

Resources include agencies, designers, architects, consultants, and subject matter experts specific to the job at hand. He has also works closely with engineers, fabricators and manufacturers around the globe. He has a keen understanding of all aspects including componentry through architecture and installation.  Anything can be designed and built -      

Bachelor of Science Industrial Design / Materials and Process