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Double Bay House

Illuminating a treasured collection of artworks and creating lighting that also enhances everyday life.
View from street at dusk

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Location

Sydney, Australia

Client

Michelle Astudillo Interior Design

Architect

Fox Johnston

The owners of this Double Bay home are serious art collectors, and as part of the major renovation of the three-bedroom home wished for a lighting design that would enable them to rotate artworks throughout the home and display them to best effect. Lighting was also used to enhance liveability and accentuate the aesthetics of the final renovation.

Our lighting strategy considered the interplay between natural daylighting and the ability of light at night to set a scene and support the owners’ lifestyle, as well as a custom solution for lighting of their collection of artworks. Flexibility was vital, so we designed and specified track lighting with magnetic luminaires that can be easily reconfigured by the owners.

"The lighting design relies on a multitude of pinpoint features throughout the home that flood surfaces with light rather than directing light into space. All lighting is low-energy, with central controls programmed with a range of scenes to reflect the lifestyle of the occupants. Lighting of the artworks adds a creative dimension, shifting an artwork’s story between day and night." Bettina Easton, Associate.

Key fact

A custom linear detail within the central staircase skylight provides diffused lighting at night.

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Key fact

Every luminaire in the track lighting is equipped with individual dimming controls so the lighting for each artwork can be customised.

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Key fact

A close collaboration with the interior designer and the owners ensured lifestyle needs were fully integrated into the final lighting solution.

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Bettina Easton in middle of park with blurred grass and small trees in background

Bettina Easton

Associate, Lighting Design

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In lighting, every small detail contributes something to enhancing the quality of people’s lives within a space.

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