Chiang Mai Art Gallery / Enter Projects Asia.. Image © William Barrington Binns
Lighting is often a numbers game — too much, and interiors lose their edge (literally), too little, and the dim atmosphere can make a space seem bland. Its importance in interior design cannot be overstated: done right, it not only accentuates a space’s architectural features but also makes inhabitants feel at ease. As Carmelo Zappulla of Lighting Studio External Reference explains in a recent interview with Architonic, light is a crucial tool to add an emotional element and “animate a space.” It follows that a lighting concept gone wrong can have catastrophic consequences for an otherwise perfectly designed room.