Technology plays a vital role in design, and there is a fundamental synchronicity between the two, each one feeding off the other as new materials, techniques, and applications are explored. For lighting, technology has been a driving force in allowing designers to take risks and realize creative solutions. There is a rich tradition of designer-manufacturer collaborations that have produced some of the most important architectural lighting installations. Ultimately, no matter how rudimentary or how complex, technology is at the core of good design.