Balenciaga renovated its flagship store in London in 2021. Light Cognitive was invited to design and build a large, custom sized light element to give the ceiling the appearance of the sky. A new U-shaped sky design was developed to complement the existing architecture of the store, and the light fields were optimized to this shape to create a natural appearance.
The faux skylight installation above the staircase feels limitless and continuous. In fashion, it is important to maintain realistic and natural colour rendition of materials, and this can be achieved with Light Cognitive’s advanced natural light technology. Here, it was equally important to think about customer experience, and to integrate an interesting architectural light element to create a unique ambiance that expresses the brand.
Lighting design: Light Bureau, UK.