during daytime, in order to avoid too sharp contrasts between light and dark. Particularly ambient lighting is important in this context. Halls seem to be larger and friendlier when the
If you like it a little fancier you could opt for a chandelier. A modern interpretation of this type of lights is represented by the Artemide Mercury Sospensione. This pendant light impresses with the interplay of a
fine aluminium disc and “droplets” made of an injection-moulded thermoplastic material that are coated with high-quality chrome. This results in fascinating light reflections and an unparalleled visual experience. In addition to the ambient lighting, decorative objects and pieces of furniture such as mirrors, paintings, cupboards and shelves can be effectively highlighted with zone lighting. Furthermore, mood lighting, for instance, on the sideboard or the commode ensure an inviting atmosphere.
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Thanks to its light directed downwards, a ceiling light ensures a comprehensive general lighting in a hall. It guarantees a basic illumination. It is conceivable to use surface-mounted ceiling lights as well as wall lights and pendant lights for this purpose. However, it is also possible that uplighters, floor lamps, chandeliers and even table lamps take over the role of an ambient light.
A popular lighting solution in the hall is the Plaff-on! ceiling light. The successful combination of hand-blown opal glass and high-quality lacquered aluminium, a creation by Joan Gaspar for the Spanish provider Marset, ensures a smooth illumination, including an appealing light corona on the ceiling. Artemide contributes the Tagora 570 ceiling light. This surface-mounted light is an impressive statement for purist design and particularly the "black/orange" version adds an unobtrusive dash of colour to the hall. Its clear, direct light is also much appreciated in commercial areas. A "bowl of light" is represented by the Italian high-class manufacturer Flos by means of the Wan ceiling / wall light. This creation by Johanna Grawunder is a tribute to a basic object of mankind – a bowl. It supplies the hall with uniform light and also serves as an aesthetic highlight thanks to its smooth appearance.
One of the bestsellers in this area is the Puk Wall by Top Light. This wall light can be individually put together according to a modular design principle
and therefore offers you to choose the illumination that you desire. The two light emission apertures can be, for instance, provided with glass or a lens which has a decisive influence on the light emitted. Additional colour filters make sure that the Puk creates a real firework display in your hall. Different surface finishes are available for this purpose. The Disco D'oro adds a touch of extravagance to your home. Here, the lamp is located on a boom from where the light is emitted upwards towards a golden or silver disc. Subsequently, this disc softly and pleasantly reflects the light into the room.
Zone lighting for paintings, cupboards & shelves
Decorative elements in the hall often give you a little taste of what the rest of the living area looks like. Here, the interior is dominated by a cupboard or a shelf. Paintings decorate the walls. When they are suffused with focused light they turn into brightly displayed objects that catch the viewer’s eye. Spotlights and clip-on lights give you the possibility to achieve such an effect. Moreover, they have practical benefits: when e.g. a book shelf is illuminated in a focused way, the right book is a lot easier to find.
A good opportunity to suffuse a painting or another appreciated object such as a cupboard or a shelf with focused light is offered by, for instance, the
Flos, a classic by designer legend Achille Castiglioni from 1970, is screwed onto the ceiling and is held under tension by a base plate located on the ceiling. Here, it can be moved upwards and downwards which offers different options with regard to the lighting design. Those who would like to effectively highlight the furniture in the hall will surely be pleased with the Wittenberg light. The up to four spotlights of this ceiling light by the German manufacturer Mawa Design can be each rotated by 355° and pivoted by 90°. This means that they are ideally suited to show paintings, cupboards or shelves in the right light.
A clip-on light is ideally suited to highlight beloved objects in the hall. One of the most popular light fixtures of this category is the U-Turn by the Swiss manufacturer Belux. The high-quality light source made of aluminium and polyamides is surprisingly flexible: thanks to a magnetic ball-and-socket joint, it can be rotated in the required direction in no time. Furthermore, this light accessory is equipped with modern LED lamps that only require 13 W produce the light intensity achieved by a 100 W incandescent lamp. The
Ambient lighting for the hall
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Zone lighting for sideboards & commodes
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The illumination of mirrors is an important issue in a hall. After all, you want to quickly check yourself before leaving the house. For this purpose, it is reasonable to illuminate a mirror.
The German star designer Ingo Maurer simply had an ingenious inspiration when he designed the Lucellino: in the case of this wall light, the illuminant is kept in the air by a flexible copper wire. Since genuine goose feathers decorate its base, this unique eye-catcher looks like a little bird – Lucellino is a combination of "uccelino" (Italian for "birdy" or “little bird”) and "luce" ("light") – that is about to fly away. If it is mounted in the vicinity of a mirror or a painting, these objects turn into pleasant oases of light. If it is attached above the mirror the Top Light Puk Fix provides for clear conditions. The attachable light can be mounted quickly and simply and lets the light cone turn red, magenta, yellow, blue or green, as desired. In the case of the Box 40 LED wall light, a satinised pane of glass ensures a soft and uniform distribution of light. The luminaire made of chrome-finished brass emits its light upwards and downwards so that it not only illuminates a mirror but also provides for some ambient lighting in the hall.
If you want the sideboard or the commode in the hall to be highlighted more extensively than it is possible by means of mood lighting, you can make
use of zone lighting. The
Mood lighting for a beautiful atmosphere in the hall
Further enhancement of the hall promises a good mood lighting. It is generally placed on a sideboard or a commode, however, a pendant light or a floor lamp are also often used for this purpose. And the Glo-Ball Basic by Flos even contents itself with the floor in order to upgrade the hall as a softly shimmering "light sphere".
A table lamp such as the
Here, the dome-shaped opal glass, the transparent glass shaft and the round
base made of green glass merge to form a reserved as well as charming unity. Those who prefer a smaller version that is also a little cheekier should take a closer look at the
The Belux One by One is a little more unobtrusive but is stands out due to its considerable size. The imposing floor lamp with a size of 1.50 m consists of countless layers of heat-resistant polyester fleece and it shines in its own light as soon as it is switched on. Moreover, it softly emits its light in all directions and thereby suffuses its surrounding area with a homey atmosphere. The Fil de Fer Sospensione shines from above. The pendant light is a wickerwork made of aluminium wire with small halogen lamps integrated in the corpus. As soon as it is switched on it starts shining in an unparalleled way and turns the hall into a sky full of stars.