- Date : November 2020
- Type of Publishment : Magazine
“Light has the power to shift one’s focus on someone or something. But in architectural lighting, deciding where to place the focus on, is not as clear-cut… A lighting designer should have an understanding of architecture, sculpture, art, and physics. They should also be familiar with the dynamics and psychology of color, the power of shadow vs. light, the impact of form and volume in space, as well as the psycho-dynamic character of light, even of its influence on the circadian rhythm on human beings.” Eleftheria Deko
“I would put aesthetics together with well-being because I believe that as human beings, we need beauty around us much in the same way as we need air, food, and water. Beauty is of significant importance for our well-being, and good lighting indoors or outdoors is therefore an integral part of that. As with many other things in our modern society, this is also a matter of proper education…
Regarding success… Well, I have to say that we never think in terms of ‘success’ when we design the lighting for a project. We try to get a sense and feel of the building first, the architecture, the needs, and desires of the inhabitants, then we break down the logistics… Thee pragmatic elements, if you will, and then we put everything down on paper. Success comes when we see that what we had envisioned has become reality, and this reality is also welcomed by the client and/or owner, or embraced by the public if it is such a type of project.
Success is when we don’t have to compromise, and all in our team are dedicated to not doing so!” Eleftheria Deko ■