We challenge traditional approaches to audio visual design. Our design is an immersive approach that considers scientific analysis, aesthetic sensitivity and an innate understanding of the human experience within the boundaries of the built environment.
As technology advances, expectations from users increases. As more technology is deployed daily, an ever increasing saturated technology market expands. We ensure a technology agnostic design, making us adaptable to changes in architectural design and building process.
We design with a practical operational understanding of events, hospitality and productions. Coupled with our technical expertise, this knowledge is vital to the financial return of the venue.
We assist the venue in defining a brief that describes ambitions and objectives. We consult with management and venue staff and collate these requirements into a clear document that defines the performance requirements, with budget estimates. We then design the systems to realise that intent in detail that ensures that the works are competitively priced and that the project goals and programme are met.
The impact on lighting on our day to day lives has been understood and preached amongst lighting designers for years. Recent medical papers investigating the negative impact of certain types / exposure / duration of lighting have brought this to the attention to the public at large and equally to our clients.
Lighting can have both positive and negative impacts on us, it can drive the way we use spaces, influence our orientation through environments and directly impact our behaviour and health.
When designing our environments we consider the impacts of lighting, the use of dynamic white / warm-dim technology which enables transitions from day to night effectively, where warmer colour temperatures at night naturally enable our bodies to relax and repair or conversely implement higher light levels with cooler colour temperatures to invigorate and energise for the key tasks.
Our understanding of the principles of the effects of light on the human body ensures that not only do we create technically and aesthetically beautiful environments, but also environments with the needs and wellbeing of users in mind.
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 people’s 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.