Lighting Design

Ideas from the Mathes lighting department

Behind the Scenes

Light shapes spaces, sets accents and creates ambiance. Light also directly influences the way we feel. That is why the right lighting in the right place is so important. Some ideas from our Mathes lighting experts.

Think of an autumn evening in your reading corner. Think of a wonderful evening with friends around your dining table. Think of being fully concentrated on your work at your desk.

Lighting is a very important factor when it comes to interiors

A brightly lit living room can feel uncomfortable when you want to curl up with a good book. Dimming down the basic lighting, a well-lit comfortable reading chair and a well-placed spot on your favourite picture on the wall, on the other hand, creates a feel-good ambiance that is perfect for reading.

At the dinner party with your friends, you want to set the scene for your beautifully set table – but you don't want your guests blinded and feeling uncomfortable. The key here is to choose the right luminaire and its distance to the table. We will be pleased to advise you!

The lighting at your desk should help you concentrate on your work for longer.
Tiring, dim lighting would be counter-productive.

"A great interior is only as good as its lighting. There is a perfect light for every purpose."

Christine Niemann, Lighting Consultant

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Basic lighting, mood lighting or spot lighting. Energy efficiency, colour temperature and luminosity of the luminaires. LED lights, pendants, ceiling lights, upright lights or spots. There are so many decisions to make when it comes to light.

"There is a perfect light for every purpose", explains Christine Niemann, one of the experts of our Mathes lighting department. She has been developing lighting concepts for apartments, offices, clinics and houses for more than 18 years. "Think about how much light you need where." That is the basic task Christine will set her customers. She firmly believes that a great interior is only as good as its lighting.

How can we help you with your lighting design?

Christine Niemann and Bruni Hüttenrauch know every lamp, every luminaire and every brand there is and will be happy to give you a demonstration in our lighting department located on the ground floor. "Our luminaire ranges include budget brands like Vita, as well as high-end names like Roll & Hill, Artemide, Tobias Grau and Occhio. Right here, everyone can find the perfect luminaire to fit their budget and taste", explains Bruni.

Fact is that lighting often has a different effect in another environment, which is why you have the option of taking home many of our luminaires to try them in your own home. 

Come and talk to us next time you visit the Mathes Store.