Lighting : Lighting October 2016 - Vol 36 Issue 5
October/November 2016 | LIGHTING MAGAZINE 35 Gustav Bruynseraede has fulfilled a lifelong ambition with his single-label boutique on the “Eiermarkt” in the historic centre of the Belgian town of Antwerp. The design of the shop proved to be a major challenge. On the one hand, every aspect of the plans, including the LED lighting solution, had to meet the strict requirements of the Tokyo-based fashion brand. On the other hand, the issue of historic preservation placed the emphasis firmly on improvisation, as the 300 m2 venue is housed in a building from the 16th century. No fresh incursions into the ceiling were allowed, so the new luminaires had to be installed in the spaces used for the previous lighting solution. He has always been fascinated by the unique technoid style of Issey Miyake. The Japanese clothing designer is regarded as a true visionary, drawing inspiration from art, architecture and the people he meets. Like no one else before him, Issey Miyake is able to seamlessly combine tradition and innovation, purity and colour, nature and culture, artistic craftwork and advanced technology. The Issey Miyake store presents itself as a shining jewel from outside. A charming contrast is formed by juxtaposing the historic facade with the straight lines of the glass frontage and the modern passageway that leads through to the courtyard. Purism and transparency dominate the interior. This effect is further enhanced by the custom-made furniture crafted using white concrete and sand-blasted glass. Enthralling lighting effects designed to follow a subtle dramatic scheme draw attention to the store, creating a feel-good atmosphere and helping extend the amount of time that the customer is likely to spend browsing. The white driver modules fit into the ceiling, helping to ensure sufficient general lighting and to focus attention on the latest collections. On the one hand, every aspect of the plans, including the LED lighting solution, had to meet the strict requirements of the Tokyo- based fashion brand. On the other hand, the issue of historic preservation placed the emphasis firmly on improvisation, as the 300 m2 venue is housed in a building from the 16th century.
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