Large spaces such as hotel halls, the dining room of a restaurant, a simple room of several meters, an open space and a loft require tailored lighting projects which consider both the size of the space as well as the division into areas within such space.

Many studies showed that light plays a fundamental role in the sensorial perception of people. This means that lighting can influence the impression and the sense of wealth we perceive.

When we consider restaurants, hotels and business activities, the above-mentioned aspect becomes a topic that cannot be neglected as it translates in customer satisfaction, positive reviews, and loyalty.

Just imagine going out to dinner and sitting at a table where you cannot see what you have in your plate or else where the light is so strong that you cannot relax nor see the other guests; or even worse, where you find colored lights that alter the tone of the served dishes…

Large spaces must have suitable lighting items so as to create the right atmosphere within the different areas, to be able to offer a coherent perception of things to people, also guiding them to the experience that is awaiting for them.

Patrizia Volpato suggests some ideas for an effective lighting design that is always surprising, for a luxury interior design, meant for large spaces.




Today more and more often we hear about open spaces intended as living solutions.

It is a true tendency to make the space seem much larger, this way offering a strong aesthetic impact.

Moreover, the open space enables to save energy both for lighting as well as for heating, however, to give value to this context it is very important to have a lighting project that defines which lighting solutions should be preferred and where to place them.

The difference between an open space and a loft is given by the architectural structure and by the height of the lofts.

A loft is usually obtained starting from a large industrial or commercial space, which, following a renovation, becomes a private house with almost the total absence of dividing walls as well as ceilings that are higher than residential buildings.

An open space, instead, comes from joining several rooms into one whole big space; an example may be a wide living room that includes a kitchen, a living room and lounge.

In both cases, the aim is to supply a homogeneous lighting that, at the same time, may define the different areas of such space, making them functional and welcoming. Logically, the architectural structure provides some style parameters, other than the height of the chandeliers and of pendant lights.

To be able to design in terms of interior lighting, it is mandatory to well define the different areas so as to choose the correct type of lighting ( see the different lighting types in our previous article – and to define a lighting scheme on several levels.

Pendant lamps or ceiling spotlights  for the kitchen, where a more direct light is needed; table lamps and floor lamps for the living room; chandeliers  for the lounge and so on.

Collections by Patrizia Volpato offer interior design lighting solutions with a modern and classic style to satisfy any taste.

If you don’t find the lighting fixture of the size you need or if you are looking for a tailored solution, don’t hesitate to contact us: we will produce interior light fixture designed exclusively for you, with the best raw materials, handmade in Venice, for a surprising effect.




When we mention a commercial space, from the hall of hotels or of restaurants, lighting plays an important role also in terms of welcoming clients and of clients’ experience.

The role of the lighting fixture to provide light to the surrounding space becomes even more crucial. Not only for its specific function – to brighten up with the right intensity and direction a specific space – yet also becoming a “guide element” with reference to the usage of such specific area.

Spaces that are wide generally speaking, must have a precise division and must create the right atmospheres from the very beginning, not to disorient the client.

Recent studies have shown that a well illuminated space increases the time spent within such space which, when considering for example a restaurant, translates into an increase in the consumption of food and drinks.

Let’s see which expedients and details should be looked after depending on the type of business activity.





A restaurant is a place where people meet to enjoy good food, to relax and to share pleasant moments.

Lighting fixtures must be coherent with the style and the selection of colors of the main structure, whilst the light must make the dishes stand out, highlighting their colors, their freshness and their details.

A ceiling light that is not adequate may illuminate well only a few tables, leaving the others with a non-sufficient light.

To avoid such issue, we can opt for pendant chandeliers positioned on each table or else opt for a very large size chandelier and with an excellent light refraction, so as to enjoy with our sight the dishes served on all tables, with a better general perception of the menu and a much more satisfying culinary experience.

Crystal chandeliers offer an excellent light refraction and guarantee refinement and elegance, whatever the style of the interiors design happens to be.





The entrance and the hall of a hotel are the business card of such building. They represent the first visual impact for the clients and immediately influence their opinion and evaluation.

Lighting solutions must therefore be considered as true artworks meant to impress and create a great scenic effect in terms of original details, luxury and design.

The size of chandeliers and pendant lights is fundamental, just like the coherence with other light fixtures which define the other areas.

Finding the right decorative lighting items for a hotel is not at all easy. However, with the help of an architect and of a lighting designer you can create lighting elements that blend together with art, becoming true artworks.

The use of noble handcrafted raw materials, as in our chandeliers made with Murano glass ensures a totally unique and inimitable touch.




Other than allowing the sales employees to work better an enabling clients to better purchase what they prefer, lighting within a shop highlights displayed goods, adds warmth and creates a pleasant and satisfying purchasing experience. The style of lighting items must match the type of goods and of customers of that specific shop.

An antique shop certainly cannot have the same style of a clothes shop for children and, other than this, an important role is played by color.

An incandescent lighting, for example, has a yellow tone that does not match with the display of jewels and precious gemstones, whilst a florescent lighting fades out light, therefore it does not help when selling colorful clothes.

These are only a few of the useful aspects that one needs to know in order to make the correct evaluations when designing lighting elements for a large space. Ask advice to an expert of such industry and let your imagination wander freely because…

If you can imagine it, Patrizia Volpato can make it happen!