Architectural lighting profiles and systems
LINEAR AND ARCHITECTURAL
Floating in the space, suspended lighting presents a more creative and flexible approach to lighting in modern offices and architecture. Offering a welcome change from the dull and dreary recessed flat panels, suspended lighting can dramatically change the look of a workspace.
Using suspended direct/indirect luminaires creates comfortable working conditions as it is much more visually attractive. Being able to dim the office lights or even control the amount of upward and downward light separately is a useful feature which also contributes to the general well-being of the workforce.
A well-lit ceiling improves the look of the workspace immensely. Many of our suspended luminaires are designed to be installed in continuous rows or used to form patterns and bespoke shapes.
Whether you are using slimline or chunky sized profiles, suspended lighting can be used as single stand-alone units in a repetitive style creating a bold visual statement. The modern office space at Vintry House in Bristol and the contemporary minimalist open-plan workspace at Canterbury Court are just a few examples of bold office lighting schemes we have created using single units.
Suspended lighting lends itself perfectly to bespoke solutions when lighting unusually shaped spaces or listed buildings with ceilings that cannot be altered. Accurate lux levels can be achieved to illuminate specific furniture or reception desks by using bespoke linear profiles. This approach was used for the offices and meeting rooms in the listed building at money.co.uk headquarters.
But, suspended lighting does not have to just be linear!
Use a combination of circular and linear lighting to create a truly unique design. We designed a one-off lighting scheme in a shape of a sun using a large suspended circular profile as the base with numerous linear profiles of several different lengths, as the rays. The spectacular suspended feature is a talking point at the National School of Mathematics and Science.
Suspend the fittings at different lengths or mount them at an angle and you can create a visually striking scheme for large open spaces such as atriums or reception areas. The suspended tubular luminaires in the reception of the Chancellor Building at the University of Bath is a great example of this creative approach to architectural lighting.
Large circular and ring-shaped architectural luminaires can enhance the contemporary architecture and turn into a feature. The Horsefair Project in Bristol features large ring-shape pendants in the 3-storey atrium space.
Often installed in reception areas, decorative style feature lighting can add a premium feel to the high-end schemes. Materials and quality of build can be admired, adding a tactile element to commercial schemes. A range of premium wall luminaires from Tobias Grau can do exactly just that.
Used in standard finishes, the suspended lighting can blend into architecture, but give it a splash of a colour or make it a part of the acoustic feature and it will stand out and create striking designs for everyone to talk about.