Invisible lines of light in architecture and office
Polar opposite to the flexible nature of suspended or surface mounted lighting, architectural recessed lighting is a solution that requires thought. The precise position and layout of recessed lighting schemes is a result of careful planning and a thorough design process, therefore it is most suitable for a new build, fit out, or a complete refurbishment project.
A true part of the architecture, trimless light fixtures can create invisible lines of light and seamlessly blend into crispy plastered ceilings or wooden slat walls, putting the proverbial cherry on top in contemporary architectural spaces.
Thanks to the advancement of the technology, the 'invisible' linear lighting is increasingly finding its way into the office environment as the recessed luminaires are perfectly capable of becoming the main source of office lighting.
Regular or irregular patterns, identical or varied lengths, the choice is yours.
If you wish to bring a bit of colour to the scheme, using trim recessed lighting can be an option. Subtle or bold, the final result reflects on the width of the frame. Standard aluminium, white or black finishes will create a contrast, but a custom RAL finish will make the project truly unique.
We have worked on some stunning recessed trimless lighting schemes. One of the recent projects using recessed lighting as in workplace is the premium Cat A refurbishment at 80 Cannon Street in London. The clean design of the offices and reception area at Focus Point in London is an example of a top quality fit out. Slim linear recessed luminaires with irregular patterns dominate the design of the reception area of Strata Staines. A continuous pattern of linear profiles was installed in the circulation areas of 740 Aztec West in Bristol.
A semi-recessed lighting scheme can be an alternative creative way of achieving visually interesting results. Emitting soft light, the opal diffuser on the linear profile raising above the ceiling or surfaces creates striking visual interest.
With the use of corner pieces, a bespoke solution of pretty much any angle could be created. A combination of lit and unlit sections can also spice up your design.
Recessed lighting is here and waiting to be explored.
Just make sure your installer doesn't cut any corners, as a high-quality installation could be the difference between an amazing jaw-dropping scheme or a mediocre botch job.