Larger Than Light’s Winter 2017 grand prize winner of the “Let It Shine” contest was awarded to Kelly Inglis, a designer from Wolseley Studio, which is based in Calgary, Canada. Her project was to outfit a contemporary retirement home with a well-designed series of lights intended to illuminate an expansive hallway and dining room.

Her stunning design incorporated three of Corbett Lighting’s dizzying Calligraphy pendants – swirling pieces made from handcrafted iron, hand-finished in modern silver leaf and housing two powerful LED light engines at their centers.


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Kelly recalls her experience of outfitting the home:

“After visiting some other lighting stores, a client came to me in distress looking for large, contemporary and impactful lighting for their great room and foyer. I discovered that they needed to light the entire interior and exterior.

“I was able to visit the site at the framing stage to view the space. The great room had 20’ barrel ceilings, and the contractor had just installed 16 (4” housing / PAR20-LED) down lights. Knowing that this was their retirement home, I offered an alternate low maintenance LED spec that I thought was more suitable for the space and the clients’ needs. With the help of the CSL team, we were able to produce a lighting calculation with high performance LED units and to reduce the housing to 6x units and increase the light output 4x. This gave the ceiling a much cleaner and airier feel, while also increasing the light performance. Alternatively, this allowed me to select the more decorative, contemporary and impressive light fixtures that the client was originally looking for without compromising light output.

“The new ‘Calligraphies’ were introduced on the final week of our selections. The soft silver leaf finish was neutral enough to blend within the space. The lines of the fixture complemented the cedar beams following the lines of the barrel ceilings and were a dramatic high light of the home. The combination of indirect and direct illumination created unexpected shadows, which created lots of drama.”