The table is where we share and commune. It provides the architecture of that space that brings us together. It’s a place of daily encounter and also of festivities and celebrations. Lighting the table is as much about creating an atmosphere as the materials with which the table and chairs are constructed. From intimate to convivial, from business meetings to romantic encounters light makes experiences, light is life.
The space directly above the dining table is one of the possibilities, a void that demands light. If that light is a feature light fitting then it serves a dual purpose, it represents the coming together around a table and illuminates that encounter.
When the table is the setting for unforgettable moments then a special illumination is required. Food is a universal language and the dining table is the setting for the theatre that is food. Getting the right balance between seeing and appreciating but not saturating the table with light is a delicate balancing act.