A Modern Way of Letting More Sunlight In With Vario by VELUX Rooflights


Disclaimer: This post is a paid collaboration with the brand but views and words are my own (with the exception of quotes).

There are many reasons to be inspired by the Nordic countries. In terms of product design, how to be more happy at home and how to make the most of anything… anything like daylight!

VELUX is a brand I have known for some time as it is a famous brand in France where I grew up, and here in the UK I see their roof window on converted Victorian houses quite often. Their products are synonymous to long-lasting quality, simplicity, flexibility. Therefore, I was pleased to be invited to an event panel to hear about their new product: Vario by VELUX rooflight. Focused on creating more indoor daylight, this product offers a bespoke size and a design that fits in any style of interior.

A Panel About The Importance of Daylight in the Home

The event called “The Light Emporium” took place at Camden House, London on 12th of June 2019.

A Vario by VELUX rooflight above a beautifully styled table.

We were presented with a stunning table with a Vario by VELUX rooflight above it in a concept set-up. This allowed us to actually see the product. After that, we were served an healthy breakfast. Velux Business Manager Frederik Gierding and interior influencer Lisa Dawson discussed about the positive role of natural light in the home. It was a positive, uplifting event and I left with a good opinion of the brand.

How beautiful are all these little vases with colourful blooms?
An Ode to Spring for sure.

Lisa Dawson, interior design influencer, commented: “As we are spending more time indoors than ever before, it is important that our homes are designed to promote health, happiness, productivity and wellbeing. I have been passionate about incorporating daylight and fresh air into the interior design process and the launch of Vario opens a whole new dimension to how we can design our spaces. In 2019 I believe the biggest design trend won’t be colour or a piece of furniture, but rather the use of daylight and fresh air to elevate a space”. 

VELUX Bespoke Solution to more light in the home

VELUX have come up with a bespoke product to introduce more daylight into your Home by utilising roof-light. This is the first ever made-to-order product by VELUX. Usually VELUX is used to products with very quick turn-around. Whereas this product has been announced with a 6 weeks lead-time, it sounds like it can really transform your extension and is perhaps worth the wait.

Vario by VELUX Rooflights can be as big as 4 meter length and created in different shape: Rectangular, Square, Round, there is even a Walk-On one unleashing your designer creativity and giving you plenty of possibilities of light.

Credit: vario.velux
Facts and Research around the benefits of Natural Light
  • Improved mood, enhanced morale, less fatigue and reduced eyestrain is associated with Daylight. (source)
  • People spend up to 90% of their time indoors which means aspect like natural light getting and air quality indoors are very important (source)
  • Numerous studies have also proven the role of daylight in promoting a good night’s sleep while highlighting the negative impacts a lack of daylight has on health (source)
  • The daily light dose received by people in Western countries might be too low. (source)

Let’s see some pictures now below… (Image credits: VELUX Group)

A few inspiration on how to use Vario by VELUX rooflight in the home
A dining area with Vario by VELUX rooflight
An open space dining room can benefit from a nearby Rooflight
A dining area with Vario by VELUX rooflight
A dining area with Vario by VELUX rooflight
VELUX Bespoke Rooflight Solution for a kitchen extension
A bathroom could also benefit from a rooflight

Personally, I am not currently planning a home extension (nonetheless the loft is a good candidate for it!) but if you are considering improving, have you thought about roof-light like these for your project? What do you think about the amount of daylight getting into your home currently? Do you think you could benefit from more ?

Find more information about Vario by VELUX rooflights on: https://vario.velux.com/professionals

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See my Instagram post about this event: Click here.