Lighting Beam

Massimo De Carlo Gallery
Milan

CUSTOM MADE LIGHT FIXTURE

Design Metis Lighting
Manufacturer Aggiolight

Massimo de Carlo Art Gallery is located inside the iconic residential building Corbellini Wasserman signed by Piero Portaluppi. The interiors are dominated by the main characteristics of the famous architect of the 30’s, the coffered lozenged shaped ceilings, the geometric ornaments, the marble and timber claddings. The rooms had to be adapted in museum halls and lighting was an important component in this transformation.
The polyfunctional object was meant for providing diffuse and direct light, while at the same time, it had to be integrated in the historical context with sophisticated appearance, and most importantly, it shouldn’t in any case intervene on the existing ceilings.
The lighting proposal was a self-bearing beam mounted on the side walls, with two sides of diffuser and an incorporated track on the bottom accommodating adjustable projectors.
The track mounted fixtures are a common element in the museum lighting. The diffusing light, other than being the main architectural lighting element, revealing the particular ceilings, it adds an important component for the proper artwork illumination.
The custom-made fixture other than the versatile lighting scenarios in terms of direction and intensity of light, it also offers the possibility to change the colour temperature of the diffusing component, with dynamic white LEDS.