SmithMatthias were approached by SHH Architects to design and support production on over 200 light fittings for a residential project. The client was an avid art collector and required the pieces be lit a certain way. Inspired by theatre lighting, we created a way to shape and adjust the light to reflect the size and shape of the art. Due to complicated planning restrictions the lighting units were housed between joists using a custom and discrete plaster-in unit.
Image 1. Exploded projector unit // 2. ‘Plaster In’ assembly // 3. Light reflector additions // 4. Testing with and without frame projector // 5-6. Development // 7. Highlighted artwork // 8-9 Plaster In facias