The lighting scheme at Bonhams provides the auction house with a dominant external visual presence from Knightsbridge. The design helps to draw attention inside, where an airy, museum type atmosphere has been created; varying light levels allow people of all heights to view exhibited pieces, while changes in contrast and focus invite reading at certain points within the space. The ground floor reception space has been opened up to create a feeling of spaciousness, where indirect warm white lighting enhances the traditional interior.