Good lighting is not just about Lux levels because that’s not the right way to design spaces for people. Contrast and variation in light color give this 1500m2 office both a functional and homely atmosphere. To let the space look less businesslike, we chose general lighting with a slightly warmer light colour and better colour rendering than usual in offices. Different lighting treatment to cool colours/materials and warm wood gives a nice juxtaposition and balance. The rough concrete ceiling of a former archive room is industrially highlighted and wooden panels are given a warm wash. Existing pendant and desk lamps have been reused where possible. Energy consumption is reduced with dimmable energy-efficient LED fixtures and presence sensors on all lighting. Interior design: Stelt Design/Studio Wij.