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Mad About Lighting

Along with designers Christopher Boots and Volker Haug, the LiveLife series is set to explore one of the last frontiers of design for homeowners – lighting.

We’re down with indoor/outdoor living. We can tell you the difference between granite and quartz. We even know the basics of how to make a home more sustainable. But start talking LEDs and lumens and there’s a collective glaze that settles over even the most ardent design and architecture aficionado.

Why is lighting such a difficult subject to understand? For one thing, it’s technical. There’s a bunch of science behind lighting – what works, what is efficient and what is potentially harmful. On the other hand, it’s extremely emotive and, as such, difficult to define.

Despite the challenges, Habitus is going to dive into the murky waters to shine a light on them (see what we did there?). A panel of industry experts will divulge their tips for lighting in the home exploring questions like: How do we live with light? What are the benefits of natural vs. man-made lighting and how can we use both effectively in the home? What is a good balance between function and decoration? And many more.

Speakers are lighting designers Christopher Boots and Volker Haug, lighting retailer Ross Hines, and architect Nick Harding.

‘Lighting the Home’ is part of the LiveLife series presented by Habitus, and will take place on Friday 12 August as part of Melbourne Indesign.

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Melbourne Indesign

Christopher Boots photography by Mark Roper

Volker Haug Side Series

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