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In the world of lighting, functional and architectural lighting seem to be opposite extremes of the same spectrum. On the one hand you have lighting that ‘just has to work’, functional lighting. The purpose is to produce light and all specifications serve this specific purpose. Think of a reading lamp, or kitchen lights to illuminate the counter space.

On the ‘opposite’ side, there is architectural lighting. This allows you to transform the space itself into a work of art, as it were, or highlight a specific object in a room. Architectural lighting also has the function of illuminating things, but not in the same technical way. It’s much more about the ambiance, the aesthetics. Or to accentuate certain details in a building or landscape. Such as arches, columns, certain works of art.

A fusion of function and aesthetics

Although architectural and functional lighting serve different purposes, that doesn’t mean they can’t coexist in the same room. Or even in the same product.

Carefully designed functional fixtures can contribute to the aesthetics of a space, fitting in seamlessly with the architectural vision for the project. In any case, there is no hard dividing line between architectural and functional lighting. Functional lighting can also be architectural, for example within a minimalist design.

Moreover, innovations in functional lighting, such as increasingly better and more natural color rendering, serve architectural projects as well. That is why at UNLUMITED we focus on a merger of these two movements within lighting. Our fixtures are both technically progressive and architecturally sound. We call that combination Archi-technical.

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