We create True Light Experiences that turn spaces into atmospheric places filled with light. Our unique approach to crafting design-driven lighting concepts attracts visitors to spaces where they experience real moments of happiness.
Our lighting, lighting design and non-lighting design products make it easy for anyone to use light to infuse indoor spaces with festive atmosphere, and turn buildings, cities and outdoor spaces into local talking-points.
MK Themed Attractions is a division of MK Illumination that combines light, decoration, custom-designed characters and fiberglass products to create thrilling amusement park concepts and contained themed experiences suitable for any space, any place and any theme.
We transform spaces into atmospheric places that make people happy with our custom, design-driven True Light Experiences. Welcome to the world of MK Illumination.
People crave experiences more than anything else. That’s why we harness the power of light, design, storytelling and carefully-selected products to create lighting experiences that tap into people’s emotions. We work across a range of sectors for clients large and small, combining local expertise and global experience, and delivering unique experiential solutions as well as a selection of high-quality products.
Our True Light Experiences and MK Themed Attractions deliver added-value because they make people happy. Added-value = real moments of happiness.
Industry leader in quality standards
Our lighting, decoration and themed attraction products are safe, legal, efficient and as far as possible, sustainable. In short: if you want to BUY SMART you want to buy from
Local expertise, global experience
We transform spaces of all shapes and sizes with light and design, applying valuable global experience and understand of world-wide trends whilst keeping local values and cultural expectations in mind.
Inspired, design-driven approach
We draw inspiration from many sources, combining that with a deep understanding of how design can be used to create emotion and experiences.
Team of experts with a full-service offering
Wherever you are in the process of choosing lighting and products to create an experience for your space, our team of experts are ready to help. From initial input, briefing and design, to manufacture, installation and site dismantling, we do it all.
Courageous & open
We’re open to new ideas and we’re courageous enough to challenge the norm, think differently and try new things to create extraordinary experiences.
We manufacture our lighting design and non-lighting design products, and manage quality in our production facilities in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa.
Zwolle: a city-wide transformation with festive lights
Zwolle Fonds is a collaboration between entrepreneurs from retail, catering and public-oriented businesses in the city center of Zwolle (The Netherlands), all of whom contribute to a fund, supplemented by a contribution from the municipality, which they use to make Zwolle a vibrant, bustling and safe city that welcomes visitors.
In 2017, Zwolle Fonds knew that they wanted to do more than simply hang a few string lights to celebrate the festive season. They wanted to create an experience using festive lighting that would encourage visitors into the city center.
They contacted MK Illumination Holland with an initial idea in mind: they wanted to use festive lighting and decoration to create multiple points of attraction throughout the city. The idea behind this was two-fold: first, to attract visitors, and second, to encourage them to enjoy a walking tour of Zwolle that would introduce them to different parts of the city, which in turn would lead to longer visits and a strong possibility that local businesses would benefit as a result.
Zwolle Fonds also wanted to extend the festive lighting beyond the city center, to make the whole city a pleasurable experience for residents and visitors alike.
MK Illumination Holland applied their local knowledge of the Dutch market and of Zwolle in particular and drew on their international experience to create a complete festive lighting solution that fitted Zwolle’s needs perfectly.
In November 2017, 12 larger-than-life light sculptures appeared throughout the city, each a unique and engaging visual experience for visitors to enjoy. The streets were decorated with overhead lighting motifs, the trees draped with glittering light chains, and bridges and building façades became instant attractions thanks to sparkling accent lighting, and the city Zwolle was transformed into a magical, light-filled space.
The resulting walking tour was made available online and the custom-designed map provided a clear route with markers that indicated where each light artwork could be found and short descriptions of different parts of the city.
Whether visiting the city to see the lights, or to experience the walking tour, or simply to shop, visitors to Zwolle were able to enjoy the festive atmosphere, experience the child-like delight of coming across an over-sized snowman for the first time, and share memorable moments with family and friends, taking photos at the many photo points and sharing them on social media.
The festive lighting route was featured on the local Dutch television network and visitors to the city were overwhelmingly positive. Many commented on how the lights create a positive atmosphere in the city – even if you can’t understand Dutch, it’s clear to see how positive people are about the lights in Zwolle!
Andries van Daalen of Zwolle Fonds had this to say:
“Of course this is a special experience. With the lights, everything about this Christmas feels a bit warmer and friendlier. I get goosebumps when I walk through the city and see all of the beautiful ‘statues’. They’re really super cool!”
Zwolle’s lights will be back for the 2018 festive season.