We are a creatively driven practice but creativity is pointless if a design isn’t practical to build because of cost restraints, site conditions or time restrictions.
Our design processes starts with inspirational creative thought and innovation, our approach to each project is with individuality. This creativity is what will separate us from our competition, but alone it isn’t enough.
The realities of our industry sculpt and develop our designs from the initial innovative concepts to ensure what we imagine is delivered on time and on budget, whilst exceeding our clients expectations.
We call it PRACTICAL CREATIVITY.
Through the use of light we see.
Our skill is in determining what is revealed and what is left in shadow to sculpt a space.
Materiality, form and colour is what builds a space, but how you light it determines what you see and will influence emotion and the journey through it; it will affect how people perceive and use a space.
Our key philosophy is that light should enhance a space without imposing upon it. To achieve this goal lighting equipment must be stitched within the fabric of the architecture so that it is truly integrated.
To achieve this level of design lighting must be considered from the outset, so that it can be designed in co-ordination with all other aspects of the space. The detailed design work that is critical to this philosophy flows through this process from concept to completion.
We call it LIGHTECTURE.
In lighting a space the ingredients must be collated and mixed to create the right ‘flavour’.
A lighting scheme is built of four components
The ratio of each of these components or ‘the layering of light’ is what creates the ambience of a space and makes it appropriate to its use and style.
A mixologist is a professional in the mixing of liquids to make cocktails. Cocktails change throughout the day to night, from light and fresh, like a mojito to dark and rich, like an espresso martini. The cocktails change as people’s behaviour change. Lighting follows the same principles.
When activity is fast and high levels of information are needed to be processed, in spaces such as offices and transport terminals, the lighting is fresh, with high levels of ambient light and low levels of accent light. When activity is lower and people need to be secluded and intimate the lighting is seductive with low ambient light and high accent light, creating light shade and interest.
Mixing the layers in appropriate proportions, we call it LIGHTOLOGY.
We work across all sectors of projects from Boutiques to Airports.
We focus on Lifestyle projects. Projects which touch and enhance peoples lives. Our lifestyles are very busy we pass through and inhabit many spaces which all influence us; the home you live in, your mode of transport to work, your work space, where you shop, the hotels and resorts you stay in, the spas and restaurants in which you relax and the city scapes and monuments you see each day.
This diversity in work ensures we approach each project with a new vision, taking inspiration from one project sector to another; the principles of the fine detailing of jewellery displays into the architecture of an airport or the drama of a hospitality space into a commercial lobby.
A new resolution to a problem whilst maintaining the usability of a space.
We call it CROSS POLLINATION.