The Play of Light and Dark
It's been said that architects have always built with light in mind, but consider shadows just as often. One notable 20th century architect, Louis Kahn believed that light's purpose is to cast shadows, and that these shadows are present to evoke a certain mood. In recent years, we've seen many new and innovative lighting products with optics designed to hide the light source and provide comfortable, glare free illumination. These can also be used to make patterns and add dimension to architectural spaces. Read more about the Power of the Shadow as studied by Louis Kahn in the 50s and 60s, gather inspiration from images showing Light & Dark in Architecture and keep reading for 5 Micro Optic Products that provide a simple way to play with light and dark in your lighting design.
Flos - Circle of Light
USAI - BeveLED Micro
ALW - HBEAM 1.25 & HBEAM MICRO
Selux - Piix™ MRC
Kreon - Nuit
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