Everything Is Illuminated at Let There Be Neon

Author: Anthonia Akitunde

Photos: Katrina d'Autremont for OPEN Forum

"It’s not often that you can get a group of 20 kids—ages ranging from 5 to 9—to stay quiet and focused during a field trip. But here at Let There Be Neon, a lighting fabrication studio in Manhattan's Soho neighborhood, more fantastical things have happened. Sitting on the floor, each child's face is awash in the hot pink and orange glow of neon as they learn the science behind the signs. (There's no shortage of them either, with a neon logo, message, cameo-style silhouette or clock seemingly taking up every available inch of wall space in the large studio.)"

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