On the basis of our empirical values and the suggestions of architects and planners, we have compiled room situations for which lighting design is frequently required. In the following, we shall present possible illumination solutions for these architectural situations. It goes without saying that all technical lighting standards are complied with. In some cases, the degree of illuminance proposed by us may even exceed the standard. For us, the aesthetics of light and a high level of visual comfort are important criteria for such decisions. At the same time, the form and the size of the luminaires must fit into the architectural surroundings. For example, we often recommend larger models if a structure has large dimensions – even if smaller luminaires with lower output would be enough. In such cases, the degree of illuminance can be reduced to a suitable level by means of a light control system.
We are entering the foyer of a hotel. We are welcomed by pleasant mood lighting. Sculptural pendant luminaires made of polished aluminium and thick-walled crystal glass illuminate the reception desk. Such lighting draws the attention to the reception. This combination of materials is repeated by other luminaires in the room. The reception area for the staff is bathed in light...