General lighting in a house on La Castellana

The SVEN round ceiling light illuminates a house on Madrid’s paseo de la Castellana. A new home that has been completely renovated by the Romero&Montoya studio, who also used the FRESH recessed ceiling light. The building was constructed in the 1950s and the house had a long dark corridor leading to the different rooms. To open it up to natural light, the architects brought the communal rooms together in the part of the facade with the most light and left the bedrooms in the other part.

To reinforce the light available in the different areas of this open-plan kitchen-diner, they used the SVEN ceiling light, an ally for general lighting which helps to increase the sensation of spaciousness, height and luminosity. In the bedrooms and the bathrooms, lower due to the false ceiling, they used the FRESH recessed model.
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An optician in Valencia with Faro Barcelona lighting

The MINE SPACE pendant lamp illuminates one of the corners of the new optician Óptica Climent in Burjassot, Valencia. It was chosen by the Studio Lyke interior designers, who designed a space with the objective of “bringing the product closer to the customers.” To do so, they created a transparent glass facade, turning the interior into the perfect window display. At first sight the display units (to the sides and with one central unit) can be seen with new products, and then the customer service areas with counters, tables and chairs.

It is precisely the corner for “meeting” customers that is lit by Nahtrang’s collection of MINE SPACE pendant lights. Thanks to the initial idea of creating compositions according to need, at Óptica Climent we can find the unitary version and two doubles, all in grey finish. Photography: Jordi Díaz
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MINE and a flat with a lot of history

“Seeking to remove the layers of years of modifications and return their simplicity” was, in the words of the interior designer Cosma Mussachio, the main objective of the Vilardell project.

We are in Barcelona’s Sants neighbourhood, in a flat built in 1902 with natural light entering through three different points, a spacious dining room, kitchen, bathroom and three large bedrooms, one with a balcony and dressing room. Mussachio managed to rescue the original materials and simplify the design of the entire dwelling. Now walls, beams and a beautiful pressed tile floor in the kitchen and corridors stand out.

The MINE pendant lamp can be found in one of the master bedrooms, where it hangs on both sides of the bed and is an integral part of a bedroom of light tones. The wall acting as headboard is disrupted with original materials and the combination of both elements gives it a modern, singular air. The Nahtrang-designed light has wooden elements which provide warmth and it projects a warm light that is perfect for lighting a bedroom like this one.
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Lighting up the summer nights

In Polop de la Marina, Valencia, the Larcosta architects have designed different housing models in a relaxed neighbourhood perfect for spending the summer holidays.

We enter the ‘Juliet & Romeo’ house, a two-storey home, sitting on a 628m2 property, with a swimming pool, garden and various terraces. A space with large, open rooms that integrates the exterior and leverages natural light.

The bedrooms are also spacious and functional. The cabinets are built into the walls, which, in turn, separate the different spaces; and the beds are lit with two Faro Barcelona wall lamps: the LINK in a bronze finish, and the MITIC. As already mentioned, the exterior plays an influential role and is designed to embrace long hours of relaxation, meals, games and naps. To light up the terrace table, Larcosta has once again trusted Faro Barcelona with a MISTU outdoor shade, perfectly integrated as a pendant lamp on the porch ceiling to accompany the spectacular view of the pool and landscape. Photography by Peter Foldiak
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A great reform in Valladolid

The BeSpoke design studio has been commissioned to refurbish a large house in Valladolid, and to do so, it has used the technical lighting of Faro Barcelona.

The objective of this reform, whose space has 99m2, was to combine the family’s private space and the large areas for meetings and guests. The result is a flat with three bedrooms, three bathrooms, a separate kitchen and an L-shaped living-dining room.

Lighting has played a fundamental role in this house of minimalist and modern style, where wood is the great protagonist. To give it its “power” BeSpoke has chosen Faro Barcelona’s LED strips to “reinforce the position of the beams”, also behind the main furniture and under the wooden bench in the living room, the niches and the mirrors in the bathrooms. The LED strips emit warm light and allow for glare-free illumination. They are a good solution for highlighting objects and spaces while remaining unnoticed. From Faro Barcelona we also find the HYDE adjustable recessed lights as general lighting throughout the house and in black finish in the bathrooms, the REL-P ceiling in the centre of the kitchen and the TEN lamp in black finish. Photographs by Cesar Prados.
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An incredible barn with Faro fans

A few kilometres from Santander is the latest renovation project of Zooco Estudio.

It is the reconversion of an old stable into a summer house, practically distributed in only one floor and room. The reform has taken into account the original plan and, in a subtle way, has improved it leaving the wooden beams visible. The most important modification has been made to the façade, which has been modified to “let nature in” and to accompany the fantastic Cantabrian landscapes.

The result is an incredible space, wide, simple and very stylish. The ceiling, which has the typical sloping shape, gives it a lot of personality and is complemented by the Faro Barcelona LANTAU fan in the dining area. A modern style fan that, thanks to its oak wood finish with black motor, fits perfectly into the design.

From Faro Barcelona we can also find the WINCHE ceiling fan. In this case it is located on the porch, where it will surely help to cool down the summer evenings thanks to its technical characteristics that allow it to be installed outdoors. The porch is another of the essential elements of this house that has an incredible environment (with swimming pool included). Photography: Imagen Subliminal
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Technical lighting in a stylish home

Sometimes, when we talk about lighting an interior design project, we forget the importance of technical lighting. It may be the “least visible” but at the same time it is the most necessary and indispensable. This project by Rodes Arquitectura in Alicante is an example of this. The FRESH and RADON recessed lights have been installed in corridors and at the entrance to the kitchen. They bathe the space and accompany the route to the main rooms. RADÓN is also adjustable, allowing the light to be fixed to the preferred “path”.

This remodelling has also included the TROOP recessed fixtures in the bathroom where they act as general light, and the IBIZA, NASSAU and OBOE fans in different rooms.

It is a spacious, two-storey house that has been completely refurbished. Of minimalist and very elegant style, it plays with the entrance of some spaces and others and it is characterized by the terrace of the superior floor, integrated completely to the house with a large window-acordion.
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The favorite designs of “La finca roja”

“La finca roja” is the interior design studio of architects Ana Martí and Alfonso Zumárraga, who define their projects as “honest, timeless and elegant”, and in three of their latest works in Valencia they have used lighting from Faro Barcelona. Unique designs with a lot of personality.

For the penthouse on Calle Joan Llorens, the composition of four MINE pendant lamps presides over a side wooden table. It is a small flat where they have wanted to take advantage of the height of the ceilings – like a good attic -, the natural materials such as wood or stone walls, and the idea that natural light “enters” from all the rooms. In the same location, but on Calle Colón, it is the hanging design of LE VITA in a gold finish and the PURE wall lights that illuminate the dining room. In this space, the predominant colours are black and natural wood which contrast perfectly with the finish of our lights. Nothing to do with the space of the rooms, more “cold” and white. In them we can find the SUAU wall lights in black on both sides of the bed. And, in the last project we told you about, the one in the area of the San Antonio Hills, we also find the hanging lamp LE VITA above the table. In this case, the style of this one-storey house is much more minimalist and white is the protagonist in its entirety. In a corner of the living room open to the outside we find the ACADEMY floor lamp, in what can be a good reading shelter. In white finish, of course.
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A small apartment with MINE

Julia Brunet‘s team of interior designers has renovated a small 45m2 apartment in the Catalan town of Manlleu.

It is a very well used floor that has a dining room-kitchen, a room, a bathroom and which has solved the lack of space with modular walls and built-in wardrobes.

Electric blue is the main colour of the kitchen, which contrasts with the white of the tiles and the stone tones of the rest of the furniture and the floor. The MINE lamp illuminates the central part of the high table made of the same tiles, and thanks to its double composition and its finishes, it fits perfectly in this modern and timeless space.

In this same corner (which houses the kitchen and the rest area) we can also find the WHIZZ extendable wall light in black finish. Thanks to its design, it is built-in into the wall without taking up space and can be oriented according to the needs of the person sitting on the sofa. Another versatile and modern solution.
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TEN and a minimalist bathroom

In Lyon, France, the interior designer behind BC Atelier has renovated the bathroom and bedroom of a small minimalist style flat.

To do so, he used the TEN wall light in both rooms. In the bedroom, where the colour black dominates along with tall white wardrobes to make the most of the space, the wall lights are on the wall, right before the bed.

In the bathroom on the other hand, a single wall light illuminates the mirror area. In this space, black no longer dominates. A lighter ambience has been created, with wood around the basins, white walls and a dark greenish grey to provide contrast to the mirror, the structures and the black wall light. A very stylish renovation that allows the bathroom to play a leading role and shows the importance of the lighting, as well as the design of the areas we use most each day. Information about the renovation

Interior design: BC Ateliers
Colaboration: Bonnemazou Cambus, Prostoria, Florim Ceramiche y Artewalls.
Photography: Franklin Marcot
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