Public spaces need to embrace nature once more to become more human-centric. How can light help?
Our mission is to support designers in creating subtly layered public spaces that are neutral, simple and authentic in form and function. Timeless and integrative spaces that are shared spaces in the truest sense: where behaviour isn’t watched, dictated or manipulated, where people don’t have to follow the herd but can be themselves. We constantly encounter all sorts of natural light without always noticing it: direct and indirect, during the day and at night.
Depending on the time, weather and season, the sun radiates various types of light. Even after the sun goes down, we see its light reflected as moonlight, starlight, a reflection on the water’s surface or a gentle glow on a snow-capped mountain. Our aim is not to imitate these natural phenomena with artificial light. Rather, we approach light like an ingredient in a »painting«.
Artists such as Ruysdael, Mesdag and Israëls painted psychedelic skies above low horizons, summerbeach scenes and wild seascapes with waves seeming to ripple out from the canvas. They created light using nothing more than a paintbrush, colour and emotion. These powerful pictures have the ability to transport us into a different world.
Landscapes brought to life with the help of inspiring design. We collected some of our favourite projects to showcase the power of collaboration.
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