Casamia is the largest showroom and multi-purpose design store in the Middle East where interior designers, architects, hoteliers and developers can experience world-class products in context before they buy.
The one-stop shop is made up of zones or room sets with distinct design styles that are ever-changing. To accommodate this the architectural lighting design scheme had to be flexible and effective, and also cohesive while maintaining a separate mood for each individual space.
We treated the project as 25 separate projects, each with its own requirements and outcomes. There’s a track system in the main space that allows the angle of each light and number of fixtures to be easily adjusted, meaning the products are always on show. Other lighting design techniques include a lighting control system to create different atmospheres and light levels, hidden linear illumination to highlight tiles, wallpaper and flooring, along with integrated joinery lighting for added layers of light and decorative pendants that provide accent, while complementing the wider interior scheme.
To accentuate and achieve a true representation of the different finishes, colours and textures of the products, all LED light fittings have a high colour rendering index.
The final stage of the scheme involved balancing the lighting in each zone and making sure that adjacent spaces worked in harmony together. The end result is a lighting solution, designed and commissioned in just four weeks, that allows the Dubai-based showroom to tell many different design stories.
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