Inspire For Women is a Pilates studio where illumination is pivotal. Lighting is used to help create a warm inviting sanctuary that forges a safe haven for female empowerment and health.

In a fascinating marriage of design, psychology, emotion and human response, we performed numerous light level experiments to perfect scenes according to how the space was going to be habituated. This resulted in lighting being incredibly adaptable and versatile across various events and classes. These include dedicated scenes for pregnancy class, workshops, strength classes and of course, something a little different for cheeky drinks after dark.

Showcased in the main studio is the tunable white, up-indirect linear pendants matched to the terracotta colouring of the finishes. These luminaires are sublime in their elegance and simplicity of design. They were optimised to give illumination the freedom to bounce from the ceiling and meander throughout space. This was created so clientele are not staring directly into cumbersome light while performing their routines. The pendants are also strategically positioned in line with the Pilates machines so that they align at any angle in the coloured mirror.

Natural light works hand-in-hand with the artificial lighting throughout the space, and in some places, luminaires work to mimic the natural light. None more striking than the hallmark of the space, the utterly mesmerising stretched fabric false skylight in the staircase. Inspired by traditional Japanese use of light, the alternating RGBW stretched fabric with Bluetooth dimming features a rigorously developed light source that encompasses the perimeter. The brighter glow around the outskirts gradually and evenly peters off, in an arresting gradient derived and influenced by the sun.

Much like Pilates itself, the lighting for Inspire is an exercise in alignment and flexibility.

An incredibly stylish Pilates studio? A refuge for those wanting to express themselves with confidence? A space for friends old and new? A venue with an incredible potential to evolve? It’s a lot of things to a lot of people, and illumination with its transforming effect is vital to that experience.

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