- Client: Jimmy Choo
- Location: New Bond St, London
- Integrated Services: MEP
- Value: £1,500,000.00
The lighting, designed by CJ Design , answered this brief, providing a dynamic and discreet installation. LED warm white lighting profiles provided by KKDC and Inox were skilfully mounted within an extruded aluminium heat sink and diffused lens which when complemented with the track fittings provides an excellent level of controlled lighting whether it be to a pair of shoes or a handbag.
CDM light sources were preferred by both the Design team and Client for the high level lighting and to achieve the depth of detail, sharp focus and ‘sparkle’ on the display surfaces. Although concealed as far as possible it was important that the fixtures on display reflected a high quality installation in line with the finishes and brand personality of Jimmy Choo. Black track mounted Flos CDM-Rm fixtures complete with snood and honeycomb diffuser were mounted in the ceiling located within a purpose built black trough. The trough was designed so that luminaires can be installed within but fixtures cannot be seen from below as they sit above the lower level of the trough. They are provided with either a 10, 25 or 40 degree 35W 3000K lamp for highlighting a variety of merchandise. 3000k colour temperature was used throughout to achieve a warmth of tone and enhance the soft hues and textures.
The challenge to integrate other services was met by CJ Design through the design of individual floor controlled air conditioning to the store. The remotely located Daikin VRV (Variable Refrigerant Volume) Fan Coil Units ensured a seamless integration with the architectural features, without the need for ceiling access panels. The conditioned air is supplied into the space via custom built concealed outlets within the lighting troughs which formed part of the ceiling detail.
To engineer the creativity of the Jimmy Choo brand through seamless integration with the architectural details
‘We worked tirelessly with the Client, architect and structural engineer to achieve this discreet and effective lighting and services design and are delighted with the results.’ Colin Harding MD of CJ Design