Enhancing the architecture and office space
SURFACE MOUNTED LIGHTING
ENHANCING THE ARCHITECTURE
Traditionally, surface mounted lighting has been used as a quick fix for spaces with low or vaulted ceilings. Using fewer accessories, the installation is often straightforward and light fittings mounted on a ceiling can hide a multitude of sins. It is often used as a retrofit solution when budget and timescale don’t justify a complete refurbishment allowing the installer to pick up from an existing wiring point.
If used in the right context, surface lighting can turn into feature lighting, enhancing the architecture and create visually attractive schemes. Contemporary bespoke designs can be achieved by using standard luminaires delivering striking patterns.
As a reference, standard surface mounted luminaires were used in a creative design at Colston Tower in Bristol injecting a strong visual focus to the reception area.
Surface mounted luminaires are very popular in a workplace environment. Linear lights installed in between soundproof bars or wooden slats are a great way of creating calmer zones for relaxation or informal meeting areas. The slim surface mounted Leck was used in this context in the corporate style office fit out at One Redcliff Street in Bristol.
Use it symmetrically spaced out or scattered, there is some fun to be had with light fittings mounted on the ceiling in both architectural and workplace context.
Ceiling mounted lighting with exposed galvanised tubing on the concrete ceilings can be used to emphasize a raw industrial look. Check out the new office space for Rocket Projects and Platform in Brighton for an inspiration.
Used in standard finishes, surface mounted lighting can blend into architecture, but give it a splash of a colour it will stand out and create striking designs for everyone to talk about.