Architectural lighting is an entirely separate category within our industry. It has to be a perfect fusion between form and function, and therefore serves multiple purposes. There’s the functional aspect, in the sense that the product should provide a building or space with light. At the same time, it contributes to the emotional experience. In fact, it can make or break this experience.
In architectural applications, the shape and design of fixtures are often as important as, or even more important than the type of light they produce. This applies to both ends of the spectrum. Sometimes lighting needs to be as invisible as possible to blend in with the environment. However, there are also applications where lighting is the main attraction.
The aim of architectural lighting is always to achieve harmony. The lighting shouldn’t detract from what it’s meant to illuminate. We’ll go even further than that. You shouldn’t even view the lighting as separate from the building or space itself. They are both part of the same design and should receive equal attention. Finding the right balance between function and form is an art form. In that sense, lighting architects are also artists.
Although the design of fixtures usually stands out the most (both in a negative and positive sense), the importance of functionality shouldn’t be overlooked. The lighting has to work perfectly. Even a single glare or flicker can ruin the entire experience. That’s why most of our products offer anti-glare. We also offer fully white or black fixtures, designed to look luxurious. We pride ourselves in offering lighting architects (or artist) the necessary tools to create their desired look and feel. Because we think of lighting as art, and the world deserves to see it that way too.