As the highly anticipated restoration of London’s iconic Battersea Power Station got underway, so did the development and repurposing of its interior features. The vast central atrium along with the Turbine Halls have become grand retail galleries, opening their doors to city consumers.
We were asked to design a flexible, yet minimal lighting scheme for Calvin Klein, one that reflected the simplicity of the classic CK brand. Our goal was to highlight the merchandise with a clean and crisp arrangement that met the aesthetics of the space and showcased the designers’ latest collections.
Perimeter lighting was integrated, softly illuminating the retail space to create even light levels and a subtle permeability throughout. Joinery lighting was incorporated into the feature displays and shelving to give focus to the timeless merchandise.
Clusters of adjustable downlights set in a triangle formation were interspersed through the store, generating functional light levels. The expressions of light can be adjusted to focus on merchandise within its reach, a technical yet simple response.
Black track, paired with white can spotlights, contrast with each other and act as a nod to the CK brand. The recessed fitting provides general illumination, whilst the dexterity of the fixture upholds the flexibility needed in the retail setting.
A halo of light surrounds the changing room mirror, providing vertical illumination to achieve those essential flattering levels of light. Combined with a cross beam angle spotlight, ensuring that no shadows are reflected in the mirror, the composition delivers a refined and low contrast design.
Images © James French