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Lights switched on at Frankfurt’s MyZeil

November 23rd was a brilliant night at Frankfurt’s “MyZeil” shopping centre, when thousands of lights were switched on to bring to life an outstanding and impressive festive display, created by MK Illumination. The centre has been given a huge boost for the holiday season with an enchanted forest of massive proportions, across which a herd of majestic reindeer leaps right across the avant-garde shopping mall.

Marcus Schwartz, Center Manager of MyZeil ECE Projektmanagement GmbH & Co. KG. : “With this sensational lighting creation, we have both unique Christmas decorations, and an Advent attraction for the entire city of Frankfurt.”

The huge, lifelike staging, set to delight and inspire MyZeil visitors for the next five festive seasons, creates a whole new dimension in storytelling and technical expertise. “Rarely do we have the opportunity to run riot by being creative in such – in the real sense of the word – a phenomenal dimension,” commented an enthusiastic Thomas Mark from MK Illumination.

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It wasn’t only summer that shined in the most beautiful colours Design is becoming more colourful and decorative.

Looking at the current developments in design and looking back at the “Salone di Mobile” trade fair in Milan, you can clearly make out a trend ­ design is becoming more decorative as well as more colourful. At the same time, items are developing to be more special, playful and creative. Designers aim to achieve uniqueness, individuality and create true statement pieces designed to impress.

This is no different than festive lighting where this trend is visible and tangible. The results of this can be seen in our Limited light motifs, which are handcrafted in our factory specifically for each project, that are becoming increasingly popular. The more creative design and arrangement, the bigger the wow effect.

Featuring the RGB iString-Lite®, our motifs now shine in the brightest and most beautiful colours.

MK Illumination uses the Sea as inspiration for Marseille illuminations.

Marseille, a popular French city on the Mediterranean was the focus of a new project by MK Illumination that took the blue and white colours of the sea as its inspiration.

In a project for the City of Marseille, the inner city precinct was adorned by two kilometres of E14 String Lites strung like jewels across the streets. Including 590 specially designed organic motifs mounted on poles. All elements guaranteed the design had an attractive appearance both day and night. The entire installation included a staggering 224,000 of MK Illumination’s special energy saving, patented LEDs.

The organic motifs and the energy friendly LEDs delivered a strong sustainable design for the customer. The illuminations were further enhanced by the projection of poetic sentences on the wall of City Hall that were also inspired by the sea.

MK Illumination – Gold Associate Partner for International Year of Light.

MK Illumination has become a Gold Associate Partner with the 2015 UN International Year of Light (IYL). A ‘golden’ opportunity to engage with prestigious international partners as they seek to promote light science and its application for humanity.


IYL 2015 is a global initiative that highlights the importance of light focusing on optical and sustainable technologies. MK Illumination supports the IYL through its commitment to sustainable lighting and the advance of associated technology. The company’s BUY SMART campaign, which embraces the use of high quality patented long-life LEDs, best practices in packaging, and many other areas all underline its commitment to sustainable lighting in particular, and sustainable practices in general.


Klaus Mark, CEO of MK Illumination says “By partnering with leading UN agencies in this anniversary year, we commit to making a contribution to a better world on a truly global stage. This associate partnership is also in keeping with our philosophy to ‘act global and think local’.”

MK adds sparkle to the annual BCSC Scottish Dinner

Kelvingrove Art Gallery in Glasgow was the venue for the annual BCSC Scottish Dinner held on Thursday 19th February 2015.  MK Illumination UK were a key sponsor for this inaugural event attended by 430 senior managers and a host of service providers to the Shopping Centre Industry.


MK Illumination decorated the venue bringing a touch of elegance to the evening.  The tables were decorated with beautiful vases filled with sparkling baubles and crystal garland tying in with the colour scheme for the event.  Modern metal cone tree’s were lit in conjunction with the theme of the evening to add a touch of sparkle making for a great evening had by all.  We already look forward to next years event.