One of the most frequent questions we ask the client is: “What light, what atmosphere would you like in your home?” The answer, even if confused and sometimes startled, is always basically: warm light for a comfortable home and well-being.
The San Felice house was one of our earliest technical lighting projects in a home setting – a gratifying project, but not without its challenges. We came in when the trades were finished and we were therefore not free to make substantial changes. Our watchword was: know how to adapt.
The home is on three floors and has a very significant and very evocative element of connection. We wished to emphasise this at the beginning and arouse curiosity in a guest entering the house, by installing many light strips on each step of the stairs. This process meticulously followed the wall setbacks of the staircase, creating a very distinctive series of recesses.
Linear recesses, then, accompanied by round recesses on the ground floor and square recesses on the first floor; a harmonious change of form that blends well with the versatility of the space.
On the first floor the square courtesy light interrupts the sequence of ceiling spots, positioning itself in the centre and working in harmony with them, without imposing itself.
A light then that talks, communicates, in which the individual unit does not dominate the other. Aesthetically, the style of the lamps is very minimalist, in no way ostentatious.