June 21, 2018

One of the pioneers of architectural lighting, Richard Kelly changed the way the industry viewed light. To Kelly, it wasn’t about the fixtures but rather the created lighting effects. In his 1952 lecture, Lighting as an Integral Part of Architecture, he recognized three types of lighting effects as the core of lighting design: focal glow, ambient luminescence, and play of brilliants. He combined these effects to shape spaces and evoke a range of emotions.

Collaborating with renowned architects such as Mies van der Rohe, Louis Kahn, and Phillip Johnson, Kelly illuminated some of twentieth century’s most iconic buildings including the Seagram Building and Kimbell Art Museum.

“Lighting is both an art and a science.”

Shaping spaces with DMF

At DMF, our engineers use these principles as inspiration when designing products. But we take things a step further. Not only are we a leader in developing lighting products, we also support them with services not offered by other manufacturers.

We provide a lighting layouts service where our in house Applications Team creates fixture schedules for custom projects. It starts with one-on-one consultations with builders and architects to understand the needs of the project. Then, we use advanced 3D software to mock up spaces. We place fixtures based on IES photometric standards and determine a recommended lighting layout. We also offer emergency lighting photometric calculations to ensure rooms and corridors abide by NFPA regulations.

Contact our Marketing Team to learn more about how we can help you illuminate your project.