Planlux participated in the development of architectural lighting design scheme for The Populist, Galataport, Istanbul. Interior architecture by Lagranja, Spain.
The Populist Galataport invites you to get to know about this place better with its walls covered with graffiti, neon objects, and large chandeliers made of beer bottles.
The interior design of the place, which was designed by the Spain-based Lagranja design office, aims to remind the rebellious and disobedient world created by the masses against political issues.
Client D-REAM (Doguş Restaurant Entertainment and Management) Architect Lagranja Location Galataport, Istanbul Year 2021
The bar area, which is placed at the focal point that can be seen from every point, is complemented by a turquoise mosaic-covered curved wall accentuated with a hidden lighting detail, and a custom-made gigantic chandelier made of beer bottles just above it. The amber color contrast of the turquoise mosaic wall and the backlit beer bottles repeats throughout the space in different rhythms. The glass showcase with gray barrels located right in front of the beer cold room is highlighted as a vertical plane by being illuminated from floor to ceiling with hidden lighting details.
The place, where general lighting is made with directional track luminaires, is customized with focal lighting fixtures used in the bar area and some seating areas.
Using the advantage of floor height, the graffiti-covered walls created by the level difference in the raised seating area as platforms are again emphasized by the hidden lighting detail. Neon objects also guide the users by collaborating with the lighting details created on the walls and stairwells. The lighting scheme set up on the ground floor continues on the 1st floor as well.
In open sitting area and terrace areas on all floors, rechargeable table lamps provide regional lighting. On the front surfaces of the service tables, which are positioned in suitable places in the terrace areas, luminous surfaces designed with the principle of backlighting the beer bottles stand out. Large plants in pots are supported by spots with spike.
The top floor open terrace, which is planned for outdoor music events where this scheme continues, hosts the multi-storey audience platform revealed by the hidden linear lighting that illuminates the floor, and the Volkswagen minibus bar.
The delicately designed lighting scheme of The Populist Galataport accompanies this colorful and contradictory concept in a playful way by setting up light in a balanced way on horizontal and vertical planes.