NEWS 22 September 2016

Lighting design e illuminazione architetturale: gli esempi concreti

Here are sources of light and technical lighting inspiration for all your needs and surroundings.

The contribution a light gives to its context can be fully admired in design applications. The best way to appreciate light sources is to see them inside actual creations of lighting design and architectural lighting.

And it is this environment where consultancy enhances what could simply be product supply. Those who study and design lighting projects, as architects, planners and lighting designers, can therefore find a valid support in lighting “manufacturers”, in those used to inventing the shapes firstly on paper and then definitively creating them, by engineering the original concept.

When architecture meets light.

Panzeri lights were selected for numerous furniture and architectural projects, applications that can be observed in a wide variety of contexts, both private and public. These decorative and technical solutions illuminate sought-after and sophisticated environments which often result from merging the architect’s and the client’s idea, and the experience and technical lighting skills of the company in Biassono.

The importance of lighting design is ever-increasing. It happens in fashion, where catwalk lighting for fashion shows increasingly call upon specialists such as lighting designers. As happens in the architectural field, where materials, shapes and objects take on a different role in overall furnishing, based on the light striking them. Architects are therefore more attentive to the type of light source and the quality of the light they emit. The latter can determine the choice of furniture, their finish and the layout of the room. 

Examples of architectural lighting 

For diffused, yet discrete, lighting, among the most used and recommended sources, there are essential and little invasive elements such as profiles and the unseen. The absence of a precise shape inside the lighting body enables design strips of light on walls and on ceilings, capable of composing grids or sketches. A different or original way of interpreting interior lighting.

Architectural lighting elements can also take on the role of emphasising the useful detail of a place, for example, on a handrail.  An elegant lighting segment can also guide movements along corridors or stairs. 

Here are some examples of architectural applications of Panzeri lighting:

Other examples of architectural use of lighting can also be found in residential environments. Two examples of such use can be seen in these two homes in Catania: a villa with swimming pool and a very central apartment.

Reference projects: Palazzo Kiton, Corporate Office Milan, Modulnova.

Shapes and atmospheres: decorative lighting. 

In premises where strong character should be emphasised, or a philosophy of living for the moment in those spaces, this is where lights are used with more defined and solid shapes. This is the basis for

elegant lighting ring combinations on ceilings, which once suspended can almost transcend from their function and become part of the furniture, rather than simple sources of light. Or, here are some elegant glass suspended lighting that drops like modern chandeliers. These solutions meet the request for a scenic effect in the context in which we find ourselves, an approach that particularly takes into consideration the quality of the lighting.

Here are some examples of applications for decorative use:

Reference projects: Corporate Office Milan, FoodLoft Milano, Kanji Light fusion restaurant.