FUTURE Designs has created a bespoke lighting scheme for the interior of Bisley’s new showroom in the heart of Clerkenwell – the home of the UK’s design community. The stunning new space is multi-functional, used as an office, showroom and event space and an important chapter in the evolution of Bisley, showcasing its ability to provide a complete furniture solution for the contemporary workplace. This meant that FUTURE designs had to provide a scheme that would not only show case Bisley’s portfolio of first class workplace solutions but also provide the very best in workplace lighting designs, promoting wellness and comfort for Bisley’s employees. In line with the wellness standard all luminaires are supplied with tuneable white LED’s offering colour change from 2700 Kelvin (warm white) up to 6000 Kelvin (cool white) thus allowing Bisley to vary the colour temperature to suit their needs throughout the working day as well as altering the look and feel during presentations and social events.
Within the main area of the showroom striking light scenes were originated via FUTURE designs VANE luminaire creating slices of light that dart across the ceiling. The versatility of VANE enhanced the space adding a visually engaging appearance, with the feature lighting arranged as a rectangle, L shape and cross section. High grade extruded aluminium housing gives added flexibility to VANE as it allowed for tailor made lengths and seamless joins manufactured specifically for the space.
Advances in LED lighting technologies mean enhanced user comfort and performance. It has long been recognised that lighting affects mood, and since the recognition of Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), it has become an important design factor. During winter months sufferers can experience depression due to the reduced amount of natural daylight, the symptoms of which can be reduced with artificial lighting that can be controlled in such a way that it mimics natural light and the changes in colour temperature throughout the day.
The luminaires are controlled by a Tridonic lighting control system via a downloadable app for Android and iOS devices, which is programmable through colour temperature and time.
The introduction of tuneable white LED technology has another benefit within the showroom as it enables Bisley’s clients to view furniture finishes under various colour temperatures, mimicking the exact lighting levels and colour temperature being replicated within their own space, giving them piece of mind that the furniture is going to be precisely what is required when it arrives on site.
Large round suspended POD pendants were fitted into breakout zones creating an eye-catching element and easily defining the areas. This statement centrepiece luminaire is designed with an aluminium shell and incorporates an LED system, which gives a homogeneous flood of light to the front face.
COPPA a bespoke lighting system from FUTURE designs was an integral design element of the boardroom creating a luxurious and dynamic space. Copper was traditionally used for lighting fabrications in bygone years due to its durability, corrosion resistance, prestigious appearance and ability to form complex shapes. The renaissance of copper in interiors design led to FUTURE designs creating COPPA a unique system which embraces the beauty of the past whilst incorporating the latest in LED technology. COPPA has a highly polished and powder coated finish with a clear lacquer to maintain the appearance. To achieve the soft illuminance required from the LED light source, etched glass discs were produced and installed within the COPPA spotlight assemblies.