Originally published in the Montreal Gazette on July 26, 2014. Photo by Stéphane Racicot.
“If you can see your bulbs, you’re doing it wrong. Fixtures aren’t the main event; your space is. Bulbs should be hidden, either within details of a home’s architecture or because the fixture’s design conceals it. ‘Read the light; hide the source,’ says lighting designer Conor Sampson. ‘Our strategy is to make the lights disappear. The fixtures play a role, but they’re not what we want to emphasize. You want to emphasize the space, the furnishings and the general atmosphere.'”