Kenzo Grid

Kenzo
Shanghai

CUSTOM MADE LIGHT FIXTURE

Design Metis Lighting
Manufacturer Light Contract
The design of this object was created upon the client’s request to have a luminous grid in the ceiling and originally conceived with fluorescent tubes. After the first calculations, we immediately realised 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. What we did was maintaining the original idea, while reducing drastically the electric load. 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 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.