Do you ever get into public places, in restaurants, even beautiful and well-kept, and not to feel well, not to be at ease? It often and almost always happens to us the origin of the malaise is given by the wrong light: too much, too little, excessively diffused lighting, wrong light color, led strips everywhere, are just some of the errors that we find most.
Yet light should be the center of every project because it is this element that gives quality to the environment, affects our senses and the emotional sphere, makes us feel good.
Choosing a lighting fixture cannot be just an aesthetic fact: we should in fact consider its location, the function it will have to fulfill and the relationship with the style of the surrounding space. There can never be a right lamp and a wrong lamp, absolutely.
In general, we do not recommend a diffused and uniform light in the main room of the home: imagine, for example, your living room with a chandelier in the center of the room and wall lights. The result will be a uniform light that will make the living space flat and unable to characterize the different areas of the room. Better to use indirect lighting (floor lamp), diffused (table lamp), and maybe a couple of qpplique to enhance the hanging paintings.
In the bedroom it would be good to prefer a light with warm tones, capable of helping psychophysical relaxation, preferably with a dimmer. And if you love reading, a directional lamp – bedside or wall – will be for you.
Cold light? Not on the bathroom mirror. The risk of appearing worse than we are is always lurking.
We also confess our opposition, except in rare cases of actual need, to the use of recessed spotlights and, consequently, to the use of false ceilings.
Remember that the volume and air available in your homes are always an added value. As a result, suspended ceilings should only be used if there is a technical reason, without other possibilities: passage of systems or pipes, for example.
If you love spotlights with functions and characteristics similar to the recessed ones, we assure you that there are equivalent solutions, of limited volume and with an interesting design, which can be inserted directly on the ceiling.
A final tragedy in the contemporary world, which is spreading like wildfire, is represented by the abuse of led strips. Useful in some cases – under the kitchen cabinets, for example, or placed on the bottom of a shelf – they have turned into illuminating elements capable of literally ruining any environment, public or private. Their ability to make places lose their identity and humanity is disarming. We try to consider the use of strip LEDs as a lighting solution as much as possible.
Light is really the element capable of making the difference, more than furniture, sometimes: in a well-lit space we will be well, in an incorrectly lighted space we will always and in any case be bad, even sitting on a Cassina sofa.
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