magic monkey, founded in 1995, is a global innovator in urban in architectural lighting and video design and operates on a worldwide basis. The company specializes in translating architecture and environments into monumental communication platforms.
magic monkey projects are often interactive, inviting the public-at-large to participate, and generate true emotional exchanges between brands, architecture, environments and people.
Emotion is magic monkey's mission. With a focus on creating truly innovative designs and meticulous implementations, magic monkey has successfully collaborated with famous architectural firms, brands, city authorities and government bodies around the world.
TURNKEY SOLUTION or INDIVIDUAL SERVICES
magic monkey can assume full responsibility for the conception, design, project management, production and on-going maintenance of a complete turnkey solution - or provide only the services you need to interface with your own resources.
CONCEPT & DESIGN
Emotion is our mission.
The object of our creative process is to communicate information. Content in any form – text, sound, visual – should be as meaningful as the design that presents it. Content is not an afterthought.
A gift is always interactive. Interaction is an experience in common sense. The challenge is to bridge real world expectations with functional purposes. The goal is to create an effective, attractive and valuable interface between people and our projects.
CONSTRUCTION & INSTALLATION
Safety and efficiency.
OPERATIONAL MANAGEMENT & MAINTENANCE
DAPHNE DELBEKE is the Creative Director and co-Founder of magic monkey. Daphne's creative design and animation expertise is fundamental to the remarkable experiences delivered by magic monkey for the past 17 years. Belgian flemish born, Daphne was educated at the very first European 3D animation school, Tertia 3000 Supinfocom in Valenciennes, FRANCE, followed by a second degree at the prestigious animation department of the KASK, the Koninklijke Academie voor Schone Kunsten (Royal Academy of Fine Arts) in Gent, Belgium.
MARC LARGENT, Managing Director and Co-Founder of magic monkey, is a leader and innovator in monumental lighting displays. Marc has always been motivated by the creation of new media spaces to touch and surprise audiences to the great benefit of his clients. From early image projections on buildings to fully integrated architectural video displays on 300 meter high-rises, Marc has always pushed the boundaries of traditional art & media perceptions. He holds a dual BA in History and International Relations from Tufts University in Medford, MA, followed by a Masters Program at the Rhode Island Institute of Design in Providence, Rhode Island.