We were approached by Cantilever Interiors to design a whole-of-house lighting system at a substantial home renovation in the hills above Gunnamatta Beach at Cape Schanck, Victoria.
From the outset the client emphasized to us their belief that, if thoughtfully executed, lighting can vastly improve the experience of any space. As a starting point this is typically a sure sign that a project has great potential.
Trusted with complete creative control, we were challenged at every turn to find novel ways of attaining litness. The project took 18 months from concept to completion, and provided us with ample opportunities to immerse ourselves in the aspects of our work we most enjoy, including…
- interpreting and realising our client’s vision,
- working with highly skilled design and construction professionals,
- designing custom fittings that inform our future product offering
- and enhancing our lighting automation capability.
The full array of tools and techniques at our disposal are built into this project. Days accumulated in the workshop hypothesising and testing, building and breaking. The result is a concert of layered accent and indirect illumination, colour temperature and circadian shift and call-and-response luminaire positioning.
This installation uses CASAMBI for control and automation.
Easily one of our all-time favourite projects and a pleasure to conceive of and execute.
We integrated up and down light into off-the-shelf, benchmark quality, Hercules brand guitar hangers. The locking neck rest is converted into a switch to operate the light element.
When a guitar is removed the switch is opened and the light goes off, returning to the ‘on’ position when the guitar is replaced.
We welcome you to pass this information to your nearest guitar tragic or rock ‘n roll superstar for consideration.
In the cellar, during the 3rd party installation of the wine racking system, as a backing panel we mounted 6mm acrylic sheets in 10mm extruded aluminium slots and side-lit them using 6W LED strips in 4000K.
The edges of the acrylic are polished whereas the faces (front and back) have been sanded. This allows light from the LED to pass through the clear width of the panels and diffract outwards at the sanded surface. The result is a pleasing, soft luminance at the room’s vertical surfaces, lighting the bottles directly from behind and providing ample diffuse light to the space.
We were briefed by our client to propose a simple design for a bedhead, incorporating a reading light, that would allow for two single beds to be brought together as a queen size double and vice-versa.
The end result goes one further and includes a horizontal linear up-light at the rear to perform as a low-glare night light.