Home cocooning might sound strange, but this term emerged from IMM Cologne, one of Germany’s most prominent international furniture fairs. It describes how one’s home has evolved from domestic to multifunctional due to the pandemic.
German lighting brand Oligo has been designing for this cocooning shift since 2018. Last year, it introduced an intelligent lighting collection called Slack-Line that maximises artificial light in our homes with its plug-and-play collection. - Thomas Dulas explains.
ARTIFICIAL LIGHTING TODAY: HOW IMPORTANT IS IT?
Light promotes mental, emotional, and physical well-being. Poor lighting and inconsistent lighting quality can also lead to sickness and disease. As homing cocooning became more relevant for everyone because of the pandemic, good quality lighting is crucial to meet the needs of our homes today.
SINCE OUR HOMES HAVE CHANGED FROM PURELY DOMESTIC SPACES TO MULTIFUNCTIONAL SPACES THESE DAYS, HOW HAVE OUR LIGHTING REQUIREMENTS CHANGED?
The shift has resulted in a greater demand for flexible lighting. In cities where people don’t have much living space and don’t have a garden or other recreational area, it is essential to make their homes easier to use.
Due to the pandemic, there have been additional functions in homes, such as a home office, a relaxation area, social dining, kids’ learning and playing, and more. All require radically different lighting. Before Covid, we catered to these needs with a one-size-fits-all solution. That has changed now.
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