The world leader in beauty, L’Oréal, has a truly global presence in 130 countries across five continents, and the L'Oréal Academy, located in the heart of Helsinki, offers the most innovative education in disciplines such hair styling, colour and cutting. The L’Oréal Academy space was extensively renovated. The premises are mostly underground in a basement area, so lighting was a key and critical topic from the beginning. In addition to a runway for fashion shows, the space includes a colour bar, coffee area, waiting lounge, and styling area. An impressive 10-square-metre Light Cognitive illuminated ceiling was installed above this runway, providing a glare free lighting surface, perfect for hair styling.
No distracting shadows are created, and the Light Cognitive sky element has a very high colour rendering index, revealing each and every colour faithfully. The L’Oréal Academy space is aesthetic, functional and supports the wellbeing of the Academy’s employees and visitors during long training days. Light Cognitive fulfilled these requirements by introducing a large, custom sized ceiling that truly mimics natural light and gives a more spacious feel to the basement area that users want to work in.