The Power of ERP Lumenetix-araya™ Technology in an Expansive Retail Environment
Barneys has epitomized aspirational cool and an unapologetic gloss for nearly 100 years, having introduced America to so many iconic luxury brands. The flagship store in Manhattan, and the new Barneys locations inside Saks Fifth Avenue, are expanding the opportunity to experience the ultimate in luxury retail at this cultural landmark through high-quality color tuning light.
Illuminating in Challenging Retail Conditions
ERP Power’s Lumenetix-araya™ color tuning technology is illuminating Barneys retail spaces. The lighting design by Cooley Monato allows the spaces to feel cohesive, spacious and dynamic despite challenging retail conditions such as large floor expanses, irregular column grids, and varying ceiling heights.
The lighting designer and architects Steven Harris and Lalire March agreed that the stair’s architecture could not be upstaged. Continuously lit, sinuous, hand rail coves follow the spiral at both stair walls, welcoming customers and leading them to other floors. Small, low wattage, in-grade uplights at the stair treads provide a subtle glow to the underside plane, softly enhancing its contours.
Continuously lit, sinuous, hand rail coves follow the spiral at both stair walls, welcoming customers and leading them to other floors.
The Luxurious Effects of Color Tuning Light
Recessed and regressed lighting fixtures, as well as those with beveled trims, enable apertures to practically disappear from view. Cosmetics, skincare, fragrance, and barbershop areas feature high color rendering lights in the ceiling to illuminate the array of products while lighting faces uniformly and without glare.
The level of attention to lighting detail, as well as the construction, is impressive. Light grazes and highlights rosewood feature walls, as well as the vertical surfaces, providing bright planes for ambiance.
36-foot mural paintings are evenly lit from above, as light cove ‘amoebas’ break up the ceiling throughout. Lumenetix-araya recreates and controls the light that emulates the spectral quality of daylight. Lumenetix-araya accesses a rich gamut of pastels and saturated colors to enable new lighting design experiences.
The end result for Barneys is elegant simplicity. See your space in the best light by tailoring the color and character of light for your application using Lumenetix-araya color tuning from ERP Power. See how you can create a memorable lighting experience for your business with ERP Power.