(UK) – Sally Storey, Founding Director of Lighting Design International and Creative Director of John Cullen Lighting, has published a new book in partnership with RIBA Books.
Entitled Inspired by Light: A design guide to transforming the home, the book aims to provide practical insight to designers with an abundance of visual inspiration on successful lighting solutions and schemes – from the fundamental principles of lighting design, to working with LEDs, to advice on lighting unusual spaces.
Accompanied by lavish photography and accompanying lighting plans, Inspired by Light looks to showcase the most up-to-date information on trending and lighting technologies that aim to transform how light is used within a space.
Speaking of the new book, Storey said: “With the arrival of LEDs, which revolutionised the industry, I felt that a book that explored how to use this new tool would be of benefit to the industry. There is very little advice currently available for designers and the design savvy to fully understand how to select LEDs. The outlining of all the important technical elements within the book is critical to the understanding and proper selection of LEDs, and to illustrate the various techniques that can be used and how they are important to distinct styles of interior.
“Good LED technology has allowed for greater opportunities and benefits within the industry, due to its miniaturisation, which allows for more discreet integration into architecture and joinery. With LEDs lasting longer than ever before, it is so important to get the lighting right from the outset or it will be a costly mistake.”
Throughout the book, Storey draws inspiration from across the UK and around the globe, including a contemporary villa in Dubai and an alpine chalet, and presents a variety of interior and exterior real-world projects old and new large and small.
With its visually engaging and approachable style, it is hoped that the book will provide a fascinating insight into current and emerging lighting technologies, and will appeal not only to architects and designers, but anyone interested in making the most of lighting at home or at work.
Inspired by Light is available now on the Riba Books website.