2018

BULGARI
FLAGSHIP STORE
NEW YORK
– INTERIORS

Project:
Bulgari Flagship Store 5th Avenue, New York

Client:
Bulgari

Architect:
Peter Marino Architects

Location:
New York, USA

Categories:
Retail

Surface:
335 sqm

Photographer:
Metis Lighting

Located on a prime corner in New York Midtown in the Ground and First Floor of the Crown Building, the Bulgari Jewelry Boutique represents a landmark in the city and its lighting project played a major role to its visibility.

After the lighting project for the flagship Bulgari Jewelry Boutiques in Italy and UK, it was New York’s turn to get illuminated and reveal the refreshing Peter Marino’s vision of the Maison.

Materials and various finishings palette excels in number and vibrancy with a series of colourful marbles and stones wrapping the columns up until the staircase.

Marino also plays with his  favorite material, the bronze, the Ancient Roman material of choice which once again becomes full height screen, ornament, lighting fixture, inset and façade element.

The custom made suspension developed for the Bulgari Condotti boutique is used also in New York as the main instrument for keeping the spotlight always on the jewelries, the main protagonist.

The Pantheon pattern designed by Marino became a 2D drawing in bronze where the custom light fitting is integrated and hanging over the table displays. It also becomes a cluster or following the underlying counter’s shape.

A great work has been again dedicated on integrating minimal light fittings inside the various displays and millwork developing a number of bespoke lighting solutions.

In the various areas of the Jewelry, like the VIP lounge, architectural details were inserted for differentiating the atmosphere from the main salon with the two imposing big scale bronze chandeliers designed by the famous Italian postwar architect Giò Ponti.

The exuberant Bulgari New York Jewelry set is completed with another unique element of this boutique, the full height bronze grillwork façade where integrating light had been another singular challenge. The team developed a specific fixture producing a Bulgari Jewelry Facade Custom ligthing effect

Developing a Jewelry lighting project in such singular spaces is a demanding work. 

The main goal is setting the visual focal points given also by the architect’s screenplay, while maintaining the highly demanding proper illumination of gems and jewels at their glory.

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Awards

INTERIOR DESIGN BEST OF YEAR AWARDS (2018)
Mid-Size Retail Winner

CUSTOM MADE LIGHT FIXTURE
Design Metis Lighting

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