...designing light means taking into account all the senses not just the visual...
Trends in lighting technology will probably involve further and considerable implication of design in studying and planning our environments.
Today space implies moods, and therefore "lighting" should remain central without imposing itself. If used wrongly and without adequate harmonization of elements, it can actually create opposite effects. This applies to both public and private space. A building which is heavily lit in a public area might provoke a sense of "anomy" or unwanted excitement. A home with inappropriate lighting might not offer the right soothing atmosphere longed for by its owners.
Light has strong repercussions on mood. We are talking about the five senses : all the senses interact to create a mood.
Designing "light" means taking into account "all the senses"- not just the visual - and obviously relying on technology and its progress. When designing light today we should look for authenticity and bear in mind the diversity and multiplicity in human expression. With light's "play" we are able to construct an environment which will cater for many moods and different situations. A lighting system can thus be contextualized depending on the commissioner's preferences, personality, goals and moods.
We are delving into a new language with the help of "light". Each lighting allows to express our "inner self" and its many identities.
Light and ambiance designers are here for that. Trust them.
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