There are times - many times, perhaps - when the total stock of commercially available light fittings just doesn't quite do the job.
There is a reason for this, of course. Those folks who make and sell light fittings need to sell them in their hundreds and thousands if they are to return any kind of profit on the investment in the original design - whereas I sit across the kitchen table from a client with a specific vision, a specific need and a specific way of seeing the world that is their home.
Which is why I often find myself in Blue Peter Mode, workng up prototypes of decorative fixtures to see if they pass muster. Here's my latest effort; my client asked if I liked The Shard in London (yes, quoth I) and did I think it might make an interesting reference for a pendant fixture to hang above a staircase (I quothed in the positive once more). So here it is - a Sunday Morning Sample.
Which might end up as my bedside lamp.
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Home lighting - making it a bit special
Think Global - Act Local!
Talking about LED light bulbs
Lighting the Home: Design Starts Here ... not Here!
Lighting the Home: by The Rules
Lighting the Home: The Kitchen: 2
Lighting the Home: The Basics
Lighting the Home: all those Lamps!
Lighting the Home: Keeping it Real
Lighting the Home: Having Fun!
Lighting the Home: The Bathroom 2
Lighting the Home: Lighting Control
Lighting the Home: The Kitchen 1
Lighting the Home: The Bathroom 1
John Bullock writes a regular column for lighting magazines. You can find all of the archived pieces here.
BLOGS - LIGHTING DESIGN
John Bullock writes about all things and anything concerning architectural lighting design; new technologies and old lamps; anything,really.
HOME LIGHTING CONSULTANT
John Bullock designs innovative lighting designs for people's homes. By working closely with clients he is able to deliver solutions that meet - and exceed - their expectations.
BLOGS - CPD RIBA CORE PROGRAMME 2015
John Bullock will be presenting a seminar on latest lighting design and technologies as part of the RIBA CPD Core programme 2015
BLOGS - SUSTAINABILITY
John Bullock believes that the UK lighting industry needs to embrace a sustainable way of delivering good quality product through good design, fabrication and end-of-life management.
CONDUIT (6) - Lighting for Winter Gardens
CONDUIT 5: Home Lighting - LED Lighting (2)
FX Magazine: Lighting Focus - Sustainability (Issue 258)
CONDUIT 4: Home Lighting - LED Lighting (1)
Can Smart Lighting Save The Planet?
CONDUIT 3: Home Lighting - The Bathroom
Can Lighting Save Us From Ourselves . . . NO!
CONDUIT 2: Home Lighting - The Dining Room