Planlux participated in the development of lighting identity for IN-formaL Galataport, Istanbul, by Dream Hospitality & Retail. Interior architecture by Zemberek Design.
Incorporating the exclusive collections of luxury fashion brands, IN-formaL opened its new store in Galataport. It provides service in two separate stores for men and women, where clothing and accessories on a wide scale range from men’s wear to women’s wear, from jewelry to accessories, from bags to shoes. The stores have the same concept; they are differentiated by color choices reflecting feminine-masculine contrast.
Client D-REAM (Doguş Restaurant Entertainment and Management) Architect Zemberek Design Photos Gürkan Akay Location Galataport, Istanbul Year 2022
You can feel as if you are walking among the folds of fabric in this inviting store, where wavy surfaces, smooth transitions between spaces shaped by the harmonious color and material choices are abundantly used.
The aim of the lighting scheme was to highlight the products displayed by creating the background of the architecture and to keep the user comfort at the highest level while doing this.
Concave walls are highlighted with hidden lighting details and the effect of fabric layers is reinforced. Regarding the lighting installation technique on the wavy ceiling surfaces special solutions ( directed spotlights with recessed roses) were preferred.
Linear hidden lighting luminaires in flexible forms arranged in every under-shelf concept to prevent under shelf shadows. Recessed spot placements with a high tilt angle (due to the curved form of the ceiling) were made for middle display units and general lighting. Round ring pendants, which are used in seating areas and cash area, defined these sections as forms and created rapidly differentiating focal points in the store.
Mirroring was prevented by placing double-sided track luminaires in front of and behind the exhibition in the showcase area. At the same time, there were records of the sense of depth in which the insulation of the curved walls of the store can be perceived.
Linear light sources integrated with mirrors were preferred, with dressing devices allowing users to perceive the clothes they are trying on. Offering a pleasant and comfortable atmosphere IN-formaL’s lighting scheme is compatible with the store architecture.