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Westfield Mall of Scandinavia’s “Wow, vinterlandskap” nominated for Swedish Design Prize

Working with MK Illumination Sweden, the center’s remarkable winter landscape concept from 2019 was modern, stylish, brave, and above all,...
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#Inspiration

A silver lining for retail spaces in the cloud of Coronavirus / Thomas Mark Opinion

The coronavirus pandemic is having a debilitating effect on the brick-and-mortar retail sector, but it also offers shopping centers, malls,...
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#Inspiration

Together we stand, divided we fall

Thomas Mark talks about how an old fable about the importance of unity can help center landlords and tenants thrive in the face of the...
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#Interviews

International Women’s Day: An Interview with Marie Mark, Co-owner of MK Illumination Handels GmbH

To celebrate International Women’s Day this year, we’re showcasing some of the women who work at MK Illumination around the world...
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#Events

Join us at CEMR in Innsbruck, 6-8 May 2020

MK Illumination is proud to be one of the sponsors of the 2020 CEMR (Congress of European Municipalities and Regions) congress in Innsbruck...
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#News

Saks Fifth Avenue’s “Theater of Dreams” nominated for “Excellence in Installation” award

The Saks Fifth Avenue “Theater of Dreams“ holiday light show is a finalist for Live Design Magazine’s “Excellence in Installation...
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Festive lights from Manhattan to Shanghai contribute to record turnover for MK Illumination

MK Illumination maintained its status as the world market leader in festive decorative lighting in 2019 and expanded its operations...
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#Public Spaces

Illuminated animals move into the Joburg Zoo for the Festival of Lights

On 1st December 2019, Joburg Zoo—in partnership with City Power, Joburg Theatre, City Parks and MK Illumination—will be launching a...
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#Retail Real Estate

How shopping centers can engage communities and win awards with light, design and creative thinking

If you read the news, it can sometimes seem as if we are living in troubling times. Different wants and needs, different perspectives and...
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#Public Spaces

Don’t miss: Lumiere Vancouver’s brand new light sculpture

Vancouver, Canada is a year-round destination for visitors but in November, something rather special takes place: Lumiere Vancouver. This...
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#Events

MK Illumination UK’s recreation of the logo of London’s premier rooftop bar wows guests

In September, our MK Illumination UK team hosted rooftop sundowners at London’s Aviary bar to mark the opening of the ICSC’s 2019 Retail...
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MK Illumination shares ideas and insights at SCF 2019

We were delighted to be in Warsaw, Poland, for the 2019 Shopping Center Forum. The Forum is the largest commercial real estate trade show...
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#Light Festivals

Japan’s Festa Luce Light Parks: and then there were two!

If you’re in Japan over the festive season this year, you’re in for a treat. Festa Luce in Wakayama Marina City will be back again for...
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#News

2019: the year to make the switch to LEDs for your festive lighting

If it’s been a while since you’ve changed your festive lighting, you might still be using incandescent bulbs to light up the nights over...
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#News

MK Illumination and RollOn Austria celebrate humanity with light

A 2.3-meter high light sculpture of an angel with only one wing was presented to RollOn Austria as a gift to symbolize the value of all...
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#Inspiration

Celebrating light: International Day of Light 2019

We’re celebrating the International Day of Light for the 4th time since 2015. In 2015, UNESCO brought together hundreds of national and...
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#Inspiration

How light art transforms cities and public spaces

Light Art: what is it? In short, it’s a form of art in which light is the main medium of expression – the “star” of the show, so to...
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#News

Be smart about buying festive and experience lighting this year

Here’s the scenario: you and your team have been going through your up-coming marketing campaigns and you’ve agreed that to really engage...
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#News

From best-practice day to lighting workshop at MK Illumination

Over the next few weeks, MK Illumination will once again be running a number of events in Germany and Austria that will focus on cities,...
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#Interviews

Thinking differently: an interview with MK Illumination’s Klaus Mark and Georg Öhler

Being extraordinary is essential in a globalized world where ideas and aesthetics are becoming more uniform. Courage, creativity, and the...
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#Inspiration

Exploring MK Illumination’s Enchanted Forest at Christmasworld

Today, we’ll be focusing on the Enchanted Forest, a hidden world of fantastic beasts, soaring birds, magical places to rest, and curious...
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The great reveal: welcome to The Enchanted Forest

After weeks of teasing you, we’re finally at Christmasworld and for those of you who aren’t able to join us this week, we thought we give...
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MK Illumination at Christmasworld in years gone by

This year, we’re bringing an extraordinary display to Christmasworld 2019 in Frankfurt am Main, but if you’re not familiar with our...
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#News

MK Illumination invites visitors to “experience the extraordinary” at Christmasworld 2019

MK Illumination is all set to unveil extraordinary, experiential lighting concepts and insightful ideas to drive footfall, improve visitor...
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#News

Join us at Christmasworld 2019 as we unveil EXTRAORDINARY lighting concepts and inspirational ideas to help you attract and retain visitors like never before

The excitement of the run-up to Christmas is behind us. Over the season, we installed festive lighting and decorative concepts in thousands...
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Record growth confirms that MK Illumination is well on the road to global success

22 years ago, MK Illumination sold festive lighting from a garage in Weer, Austria. Today it continues to be run by its founding trio, Klaus...
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#Public Spaces

Eastwood City’s Enchanted Forest of Lights

Earlier this month, Manila’s Eastwood City unveiled it’s 2018 holiday lighting and décor to the delight of excited visitors. This...
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#Leisure

Yuletide festivities at City of Dreams Manila

City of Dreams Manila is a luxury integrated resort, hotel and casino in the Philippines. In order to transform their space for the festive...
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#Inspiration

London’s Westfield Shopping Center gets its “sparkle on” for Christmas

Every year, Westfield Shopping Center in West London puts on its Christmas sparkle and “wows” visitors with a dazzling display of lights....
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Innsbruck’s “Kaufhaus Tyrol” full of festive flair for the holidays

If you’re in Innsbruck over the holidays – and you might want to be in order to take in the stunning views, atmospheric Christmas markets...
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#News

MK Illumination auf der Sweden Urban Arena 2018

Sweden Urban Arena is one of the most important events for public spaces and retail real estate businesses. Organised by Svenska...
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#Retail Real Estate

Westfield’s Winter Transformation is Underway

Earlier this year, MK Illumination won the tender to transform White City’s “Westfield London” into a magical place over the festive...
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#Festivals

Haldenzauber: a magical, light-filled experience in Hückelhoven for all ages

This month’s city inspiration is Hückelhoven’s “Haldenzauber”, which will transform a popular summer walking space known as...
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#News

Stuttgart’s Schlossplatz all set to shine this Christmas

MK Illumination is excited to share the news that we will be helping the city of Stuttgart shine over the 2018 festive season.Over the years,...
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#Interviews

Think global, act local: Executive Digest Portugal interviews MK Illumination’s Thomas Mark

Founded in Austria in 1996, MK Illumination has a worldwide reputation for designing innovative festive lighting for large public and...
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#News

Attracting visitors in the 21st century: why experiences matter

In recent years there has been a behavioral shift in the developed world. If the 80s and 90s were decades of rampant consumerism, times when...
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#News

The Edison Garden

A social project initiated by MK Illumination for victims of the 2017 earthquake in MexicoIn September 2017, the strongest earthquake to hit...
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#Interviews

MK Illumination’s Thomas Mark in interview with Across Magazine

Across Magazine interviews Thomas MarkThomas Mark, MK Illumination’s president, was interviewed by Across Magazine for a special feature...
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#News

American Christmas part of the MK Illumination family for 6 months

In October 2017, MK Illumination purchased one of North America’s premier holiday lighting and decoration companies, American Christmas....
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#Travel Retail

Zürich’s Interactive Chandelier Nominated for Xaver Best Consumer /POS Events Award

Whether you arrive at Zürich’s impressive main railway station on foot, by bus or by train, the extraordinary site of a 17m chandelier is...
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#News

MK Illumination sponsers SACSC KZN Chapter Breakfast

MK Illumination South Africa sponsored the South African Council of Shopping Centre KZN Chapter breakfast on 23rd March 2018 at the Durban...
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#News

Goodbye Christmas, Hello Christmasworld

As January begins, most people who celebrate Christmas heave a sigh of relief and tell themselves that it’s all over for another year. Here...
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MK Illumination finally 20!

On Friday, September 2 we celebrated our company’s 20th anniversary in Innsbruck. Around 450 partners, colleagues and friends from more...
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