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The importance of lighting in public spaces
From hotels to public buildings and corporate headquarters, the lobby is often used to make an entrance – to impress and inspire visitors and patrons. Historically a hall to pass through or in which to wait, the lobby is increasingly comparable to a living room: it is somewhere to relax, read and enjoy a coffee; it is a meeting space, a place to collaborate and work. In order to facilitate these various activities, a lobby must be appropriately lit. Whether we are conscious of it or not, light is typically the first agent to greet us when we enter a lobby’s sphere.
Light is an essential component of any lobby, its transformative properties include our senses, emotions and well-being. Invariably, light will define a lobby’s character, determining its purpose and mood. Frequently treated as an appendage or an afterthought, light is in fact integral to a lobby’s equilibrium, ambiance, warmth and personality: it cannot be overlooked.
When thinking about a lobby’s lighting needs, it is important to consider several factors, including: the lobby’s symmetry and scale; the lighting shapes, sizes and styles. From a functional perspective, is a light required to illuminate an entire space or accentuate particular corners, nooks and crannies? And aesthetically-speaking, is a light intended as a decorative feature or a quiet statement piece?
LZF is well versed in the application of light across a multitude of settings. Its wood veneers have been used in the handmade crafting and construction of a great many innovative and handsome lighting designs. Fully cognizant of the role lighting plays in creating a welcoming environment, LZF’s lamps are therefore choice fittings in a variety of lobbies. From the captivating Totem and Candelabro suspension lights to the prepossessing Link and Saturnia pendants (and a lot more besides), LZF’s lamps offer a warm, smart and natural reception. What more could a lobby ask for!