When thinking about planning and designing a public space, particularly a social space, light is doubtless an enabler—of conversation, openness, warmth and intimacy. If a restaurant, cafe or bar requests a particular ambience, for example a relaxed or lively air, then a well-designed lighting scheme will play a pivotal role in fulfilling this requirement.

As an innovative, forward-looking brand, and one attentive to savoir-faire and sustainability, LZF is very knowledgeable about the lighting sector and has many years of experience in the contract lighting market.

As with any good lighting manufacturer, LZF understands the necessity to probe and evaluate a client’s requirements. Lighting has several structural components and should be considered from an emotional and sustainable viewpoint, as well as physical and practical.

When a light is specified (by an interior designer or architect), it is important to ascertain its purpose and planned location, in order to ensure it will deliver on a client’s demands and provide the most appropriate ambience for the user.

LZF’s collection of handmade wood veneer lights are a panacea for the misery of poor lighting. Integrated, animated, dramatic, harmonious and organic, LZF offers a range of wood lamps to the contract lighting market for a corresponding range of scenarios. From a striking cluster of Pod and Poppy lights to the impressive and enchanting Spiro, and from the free-spirited Minikado light to the ethereal and decorative Koi, LZF approaches lighting design with tenacity and vigour.

Charles and Ray Eames once opined:‘The details are not the details; they make the product.’ At LZF, attention to detail is paramount, particularly when considering the needs of the contract lighting market—from modern innovation to aesthetic quality, and from care and accuracy to the customer experience.

Thinking about the customer experience, when entering a restaurant, cafe or bar, the interior lighting is typically one of the first things an individual will notice (consciouslyor unconsciously). It determines the atmosphere of the place and—certainly for this writer—can have an effect on whether the person chooses to stay or leave. It’s just one of those things that LZF has a handle on.