add light to your life / by Claire Grotz

When starting a new project light can either carefully highlight design or sometimes design revolves entirely around the lighting.  Often, lighting can easily get lost in the numbers, but here are some eye catching projects that make lighting a very prominent focus point!

It is tempting to conceal wiring to keep your design visually clean, but 'Proti Proudu Bistro' in Prague by Mimosa Architekti chose to make light a powerful design element.  
The industrial fixture emphasizes the wiring, which stand out prominently against the white backdrop. 

They were not afraid to use neon lighting to express their bold restaurant concepts.
The choice to support overhead lighting from below, rather than hanging from the ceiling is very unique. They've created posts to transform the lights into tree-like elements that you cannot miss! 
The 'Odette Team Room and Pâtissere' by UGO Architecture is a very small space with a very noticeable lighting design.  
The wall sconces follow the same language as well. 
The lights in this space fit perfectly with the very striking brass shelving. You will notice this light fixture! 
Also the one at Beach House which several of us at the office had a hand in creating!
We try to do interesting lighting design in our projects as well. We have even done a few fun custom light fixtures too! Check out the pendants at Bar Cotto that Michelle made. 

Another fun piece is this great mid-century chandelier that our client's mother carefully restored for her new bakery at Coyle's Bakeshop
There are tons of great lighting ideas out there! What have you seen that has caught your eye?