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Canadian light designer Matthew McCormick’s large scale, bespoke designs have been commissioned by clients across North America. We speak to him about the striking aesthetic that has Europeans clambering for one of his home pieces

Shine bright like a diamond

“I feel a lot of my lights have a sophisticated graphic statement to them that oscillates between mathematical precision, but at the same time when you get really close to them they are almost like jewellery

What first started your interest in light design?

My passion for creativity and curiosity has always driven my career and my love and respect for the craft. When I first started in the work force I was a graphic designer-turned-art-director-turnedcreative-director so there are a lot of parallels and an obvious ark that gets you into that more three dimensional space of working on larger scale projects. Having worked in advertising I’m able to pitch an idea and have people buy it and able to get lots of people from different fields to work cohesively. It has always been this evolution of everything I have learned that allows me to hone my craft of lighting, which has always been a love of mine.

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The latest issue of the newly relaunched Winq features an exclusive interview with AFC Bournemouth’s Eddie Howe, the first Premier League manager to go on the record and say he’d be happy to have a gay footballer in his team. Elsewhere, there are interviews with French film director François Ozon, award-winning choreographer Christopher Wheeldon, Olympic dressage rider Spencer Wilton, and Gigi Chao, the Hong Kong lesbian whose father offered millions to any man who could turn her straight. We travel to Japan and Mexico, report on what life is like for LGBT+ people in Ghana, and explore the reasons behind the rising popularity of the far right amongst gay men in France. Packed with insightful commentary from a newly expanded panel of columnists, Winq is the journal for gay gentlemen by Attitude.
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