More than
a brochure

Our beautiful, glossy brochure contains all the details on our favourite lighting design projects, as well as more information about us and how we work.
  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

Sign up to the
nulty newsletter

More News, More Projects, More Blogs

REQUEST   Brochure Cpd
Retail Lighting Design Ceiling Strategy Wooden Slats White Raft Detail Merchandise Nulty

C&A Bern, Switzerland

Moving with the times

A new LED lighting scheme has injected spirit and vibrancy into this high-street retailer, and forms part of a design rollout across Europe. It brings the C&A brand up-to-date, giving customers a shopping experience that feels current and high-end.

The flagship’s lighting solution is considered, practical and fun, as well as low-energy, cost-effective and sustainable.

Starting with some fun, a staircase has been enveloped with lines of light – it’s a playful and energising introduction to the lower level, encouraging shoppers to head downstairs. The attention of passers-by is also caught by a custom light sculpture in the entrance, which flows down the escalators and into the lower-ground retail space.

A white, dropped raft ceiling outlines retail areas and houses troughs with track-mounted spotlights to highlight the merchandise. Wooden ceiling slats work alongside the white detail, breaking it up, and conceal spotlights and lines-of-light, which add a touch of edginess. Around the perimeter, walls are bathed with light for depth and interest, and to enhance the trendy vibe.

To achieve a different atmosphere in each department, spotlights were used with a range of beam angles. For example, narrow beams create high contrast for an urban feel in menswear and denim, whereas wider ones create a softer experience in lingerie and womenswear.

Project Team

Amruta Haval


To learn more about us and our award-winning work, order our brochure
Request a brochure