Kenzo Grid



Design Metis Lighting
Manufacturer Light Contract

While developing the Kenzo Boutiques lighting scheme, a custom lighting fixture was designed introducing a unique ceiling lighting element.

The design of this custom lighting fixture was created upon the client’s request to have a luminous grid in the ceiling and originally conceived with fluorescent tubes.

After the first lighting calculations, it was evident that this wouldn’t work. There would have been overmuch of diffuse light along with a high electric load exceeding the maximum allowed for the entire boutique.  In order to maintain the original idea together with also reducing drastically the electric load, a Kenzo custom lighting fixture was designed.

Every fluorescent tube of 36 W was replaced by a rod made of a particular methacrylate illuminated at the two end caps of two LEDs of 3 W each. At this point, the Kenzo ceiling grid became a simply aesthetic element producing a minimum amount of diffuse light while recessed downlights were added for better light distribution on the merchandise and the necessary illuminance balance.

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