Repetition – the echoing of design elements throughout a space – can be a powerful tool when used wisely. .PSLAB created this distinctive lighting fixture to mirror the existing unique spiral staircase in architect Bernard Khoury’s home in Beirut.
The double volume spiral staircase already in place was a beautiful sight on its own. But the space needed something more – and this custom lighting solution was a perfect match for the personality of the home.
Carrying on the theme of the ascending spiral, the architects chose to create a visually connected lighting fixture. The arms extending from the central axis are each a different length, emphasizing the illusion of a climbing light fixture.
Visually, the staircase begins at the first floor and continues all the way up to the ceiling by way of a continuous spiral. The lighting complements the staircase so well that it seems like a perfect continuation.
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“The hanging channels are equipped at their extremity with extended rectangular shaped arms of equal size. These extended arms house deep inside the light bulb and reach the center of each step, giving the impression that the fixture follows the staircase. The staircase’s core is represented in the lighting installation set above it with the channels positioned in a manner to create a core parallel to that of the staircase. The outcome is a grand scale lighting fixture with distinguishing architectural features that mirror and complement those of the staircase.”
About PSLAB Lighting Design
“We are architects, engineers, designers and communicators. We are lighting experts, specialized in the planning, implementing and manufacturing of light and lighting fixtures. Beirooted. We are located globally, but are rooted in Beirut. A place full of contrast and intensity. Vibrant and abandoned, fragile and demanding, haute cuisine and black-outs, peace and turmoil, concrete and gold. Beirut is a part of us. We thrive on possibilities beyond borders. On tension, desire and freedom. The soul of Beirut is good.”