a project close to our hearts and features a suite of custom-made and carefully considered luminaires from ambience HQ that focused on ideas throughout the space
The wonderful architecture/design from Architects EAT pivots around the central courtyard and the lighting design from yours truly was, of course, integral to this project.
In the hallway, gentle pools of light that we have grazing and blanketing the hallway take their inspiration in replicating the corridor of boutiquey (I know it’s not a word and I promise not to use again) hotels. Plus, the light pools have the added bonus of being fun to hop & jump into. The luminaire of choice here is the teeny-weeny Mo Pin spots which also have the versatility to angle and light artwork if required.
The @symphonylighting (Aus-made at our HQ) Concerto with Smoke diffuser on this breezy and beautiful day gives a gentle tone in its pendant form above the kitchen table. It was engineered to provide a soft wash of light onto the dining table. It’s dimmable and versatile so kids can do homework on the table, and then it can be dimmed down when you’re having a dinner party once they’re in bed.
When selecting the luminaire next to the bed, the idea was to create an atmosphere at night that made you feel like you were almost reading by warm candlelight. Most bedside lights are directional and are too intense, so we went for a more diffused fitting, one that featured a ceramic base and a glass face.
The current bedside reading is the pivotal two-volume theoretical psychoanalyst work by the French authors Gilles Deleuze and Félix Guattari: A Thousand Plateaus: Capitalism and Schizophrenia.
Oh and Mad Magazine.
“The result is a home with an overall ‘lightness’, enabling the architecture to ‘almost disappear’ amongst its lush surroundings.”
Wall-mounted Heide with mesh roofing finished in a Pale Eucalyptus? Yes please!