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Featured Project

Little Venice

Overlooking the canal in Little Venice is this beautiful family home.   The property is set over four floors with a well proportioned garden to the rear.  On the lower ground floor, a cinema, dining room, kitchen and conservatory provide an informal space for the family.  To the ground floor there are formal entertaining spaces whilst on the upper levels are bedrooms

Architect Peter Phillips wanted a lighting design which reflected the family’s modern aspirations whilst sitting harmoniously with the period features around the house.  Where possible, lighting was required to disappear into the architecture

Trimless downlights were used throughout to provide the main source of accent lighting.  Viabizzuno’s M6 downlight was perfect having two independently adjustable projectors but with just a single small, square, ceiling cutout.  This meant half the number of lights in the ceiling and therefore half the ceiling clutter

Conservatories are always difficult to light as the glass roof and walls limits possibilities for installing lights.  Working with the architect, a solution was provided so that the timber frame structure was built out slightly to house a low profile linear light system.  When the lights are turned off, the conservatory looks much like any other with no visible signs of lighting.  At night time or through those dark winter months, the lights can be turned providing soft diffused lighting from above

To the top floor, a bathroom with sloping ceiling provided more challenges.  Creating a soft lighting design meant that downlights would not have been a good option so a linear wall light was selected.  The linear fluorescent system uses the wall and sloping ceiling as a diffuser to create a wash of light back into the room.  Here a warm fluorescent tube (2700K) was used to replicate the colour of a normal domestic lightbulb avoiding that blue coloured light normally associated with fluorescent lighting.  The fitting was specified with a dimmable control gear to allow the room to be dimmed to suit the use of the room or the time of the day

Throughout the house, a Lutron Homeworks control system was installed.  This is integrated with the AMX audio visual system and smoke & burglar alarm systems.  Each room has been set with mood light settings to suit the way the family live.  In the event of a fire, the lighting is programmed to activate and mark an exit route whilst in the event of intruders, there is the option to have the lighting flash on and off to help disorient

Design Services

Full residential lighting design

Project management & procurement

Lutron commissioning

Aiming + Focussing

Brands Specified

Viabizzuno Lighting

Kemps Neon

Tobias Grau




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