People live in the light and through the light. In nature, sunlight draws the contours of our habitats and is the giver of life energy. In places where natural light is not sufficient to define spaces, people create another dimension of experience and sensation with artificial light. Light – whether natural or created by man – forms the bridge between perception, experience and knowledge. Light makes us feel good or uncomfortable, at home or out of place, safe or threatened. Light directs and can be directed by us. Literally as well as figuratively, light is the visible bridge over which every step of our lives leads.
Lighting design harnesses the virtually inexhaustible potential of artificial light and daylight and shapes it, steering it in new directions. The lighting planner becomes a creative mediator between the creative and technical planners, builders and users. Lighting design captures the function and design of a room. It emphasises the architecture, takes economic and environmental conditions into consideration and enables the practical realisation of the lighting design. The measuring stick is always human emotions.