7 lighting trends and how they’re lighting up today’s indoor spaces
Luis Barragan’s legacy lies in his use of light and color. Tadao Ando’s sensitive approach to natural light has established his unique architectural language. James Turrell’s dramatic interior transformations explore a unique understanding of the visual experience: “Light is not a tool to enable seeing, but rather a way to see itself.” Olafur Eliasson’s immersive installations use only light, water, and air to play with the viewer’s psychology. These architects and designers, among other things, have reimagined how light is perceived and inspired generations of architects to follow in their footsteps in understanding and harnessing light.
Light plays an important role in architecture, as it affects the visual comfort of the user and defines the overall atmosphere of the interior. Between innovative technology, environmental awareness, and architectural and design trends, today’s lighting systems have evolved beyond their obvious functions. Light has become a design strategy and statement that maximizes the functional and aesthetic qualities of a space. As for how the interior will be lit in years and decades to come, we will consider using organic materials to generate light, connecting light bulbs to equipment for convenience and saving energy, and the most We can expect concrete innovations, such as a return to basic formats. Nature.
See how architects and designers have adopted seven of today’s most popular interior lighting trends through 18 projects from our database.
Over the past few years, elaborate designs have been at the forefront of trends. Organic, sculptural forms inspired by natural silhouettes and maximalist movements were prevalent in interiors, furniture, and joinery. Lighting designers embraced this exaggerated design language, viewing light fixtures not just as sources of illumination, but as tools to make bold statements.
Aluminum Flower Garden / Moriyuki Ochiai Architects
hangingLED Lighting Installation / David Svenson
Knowing that 3D printing facilitates experimentation with innovative shapes, structures, and materials, designers are now combining 3D printed structures with LED lighting to expand the possibilities of interior design. Smart LED systems are designed to be more convenient, customizable, and economical than traditional lighting systems. As seen in Philipp Aduatz’s work, LED strips are integrated and inserted horizontally within a concrete wall, controlled by his RGB color space that allows the user to manipulate colors, gradients, animations and operating times.
Atmospheric lighting, also known as ambient lighting or mood lighting, focuses on how interior spaces are perceived physically and emotionally. Lighting fixtures use specific hues and intensities to create a sensory experience for the user and enhance architectural storytelling.
With.It Home / Bodin Chapa Architects
Tan90° Bar / AD ARCHITECTURE
SOMA Lounge Office / Design Studio BYO
mood & wellness lighting
As a way to prioritize emotional, mental, and physical health, human behavior experts and industrial engineers develop “human-centered lighting,” an approach that takes into account the effects of light on human biology and behavior. Did. These systems mimic natural sunlight cycles and complement the body’s heart rhythm through changes in color, temperature, and intensity.
Karner Barcelona Perfumery / Jofre Roca Arquitectes
Acquatio Cave Luxury Hotel & Spa / Simone Micheli
Shuran Wellness Space+ Shuran Skincare / E Studio
Path guider and spatial outline
Designers can take advantage of the versatility of continuous LED strips and define their structure and circulation using recessed, mounted, or suspended lighting to add secondary functionality in addition to lighting. Did. Its versatile system creates diverse configurations without interruption between floors, walls, ceilings and interior spaces.
Warp Studio / I IN
Misci Store / Babbie Arquitetura e Interiores + Airon Martin
Red Vicutu Concept Store Design / Anti-static Architecture
It is clear that of all types of lighting, natural light most promotes the emotional and physical well-being of users, but in projects where there is no spatial or environmental means to provide it, designers I used the opening to create a pseudo skylight. , LED strips, and translucent panels to mimic the effect of natural light in your space.
KClighting Global Flagship Showroom / E Studio
Raccoon Alien Space Capsule Coffee Shop / Absence of the Island
Soui main store / HOFFICE
One of the biggest interior trends of 2021 and 2022 was neon lights. Many believe that neon became popular on social media, especially during the pandemic, when people started exploring their creativity and sharing their creations on their accounts. The material’s flexibility, versatility, and references to retro aesthetics allowed designers to explore its potential as a statement element, light source, environment, and scripture, to name a few.
Madalena Bar / Emanuella Wojcikiewicz Studio
FoodX Poznań Restaurant / Mode:Lina Architech
reMarkable Pop Up Store / Snohetta
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