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One off Megaman lamps bring drama and energy to Marni.


Architectural design studio Sybarite has brought drama and energy efficiency to Marni’s store at Harvey Nichols in London, using the latest LED lamp technology from Megaman. As part of Marni’s design philosophy, each of its retail outlets is unique. Rather than replicating the same interior in all of its stores across the globe, the company prefers to adapt its design concept to reflect the style of each location and introduce a different colour theme and feel to each installation. As a result, Marni’s Sybarite designed flagship Sloane Street store differs dramatically in feel from the warmer, more earthy design concept of Marni’s Harvey Nichols interior. ‘Having been created in 2008, the original interior and lighting concept that we developed within Marni at Harvey Nichols contrasted shade and light, whilst still bringing warmth and intimacy to the scheme,’ explains Torquil McIntosh, director for Sybarite. The colour temperature of the lights was of particular importance, as it ensured that the store’s warm, grey, lacquered walls, wood floors and leather


seating were as inviting as possible and the clothing looked at its best when tried on by potential purchasers.’ Originally installed with PAR30 70W lamps, the lighting needed refreshing to reduce heat output and improve energy efficiencies. Not only did the new light sources have to work with existing fittings, but they needed to recreate the warmth of the original lighting solution, whilst meeting Harvey Nichols restrictions on the total amount of power used within the space. Sybarite chose to use Megaman’s LED PAR30 15W light sources to recreate the original lighting scheme’s warmth and drama, whilst reducing heat and energy consumption. Due to Sybarite’s concerns regarding colour consistency, temperature and energy consumption, Megaman set up a mock-up of the new light sources in the store. Lux levels were measured and calculations on overall energy consumption were developed, so that Sybarite and the Marni team could be reassured that the required light levels were being obtained from this low energy solution. Following a


positive response from staff and customers alike to the new light source, 42 Megaman LED PAR30 lamps were fitted into the existing luminaires throughout the store, with only slight modifications required. McIntosh continues: ‘We are very pleased with the recent improvements to the lighting at our Harvey Nichols store. Not only is the end result a scheme that is welcoming and flattering, but on a practical note, less heat production has meant a reduction in the store’s air conditioning consumption as well. Thanks to Megaman lamp technology, we now have a lighting solution which is not only highly energy efficient, but of a quality that we would be happy to use in any of our future retail schemes.’


Contact


Neonlite International 01293 804 788 www.megamanlighting.com


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