As lighting designers, we strive to participate in as many projects as possible – bringing our vision and deep understanding of light to better realize the built environment. In practice, much of our work is focused on the pinnacle of the design world, the best of the best. Design for Luxury environments demands a particularly high level of attention to intimacy and detailing. The lighting designer, while creating exclusive yet welcoming environments, must simultaneously consider experiences that are unique, special, and immensely enjoyable.
You might think of these environments through layers of light.
Imagine setting a scene, where the audience and actors inhabit the same space.
Our layers of light enliven the stage, scenery, and the characters. Our layers of light are composed of highlights and shadows and we use controls to tailor each scene to times, visual acuity, and the activities within the space.
This is one technique we might employ to support a luxury design commission, and it is shared across the various project types exemplified here: a luxury retail boutique, a bespoke residence, and a welcoming hotel.
Similar, yet site-specific lighting techniques enhance the architecture and interiors while creating pleasurable and memorable experiences.Luxury Retail Boutique - Project: O.C. Tanner Company | Photo Credit: Scott Zimmerman