How to design a Light
“Furniture, style, carpets, everything in the home is unimportant compared to the positioning of the lighting. It doesn’t cost money to light a room correctly, but it does require culture.”
Danish Designer Poul Henningsen
“How to design a light” is a book that talks in short chapters about all areas in the matter of light design such as usage of light, characters of light and philosophy of light. It calls on a lot of light design classics like the work of the japanese-american sculptor and designer Isamu Noguchi (Akari) or the ironic interpretations of Ingo Maurer.
” A light is a physical object, just as a chair is a physical object, the specifics of its design shaped variously by aesthetics, technology, materials, engineering and function. But a light is not simply a three-dimensional form: it both occupies space and exists as a means of revealing and describing space. A light makes light, and light is a presence that can’t be touched, although it is profoundly felt in an emotional sense.”
Introduction – how to design a light by DESIGN MUSEUM