The entrance floor is bright and has a welcoming feeling. The lighting solution is created to lead the customers into the shop. There are a few exclusive beds for display and areas for discussion and relaxation. Track mounted Zone Evo LED spotlights gives a comfortable light and its design is well suited to the interior. The spotlights create a luxuriate feeling that defines the room, equipped with cap cone accessories to reduce the glare.
The display wall, with a variety of merchandise defined by the characteristic Hästens square pattern, is illuminated by Diva II, which provides discreet integrated lighting.
Being situated in a popular shopping area in Stockholm places a large emphasis on the instant appeal of the store window. The lighting enhances the window space and there is a special night lighting scene installed to intrigue the visitors after trading hours.
The lighting solution for the stairs, leading to the bottom floor, is created to increase curiosity to enter the basement, so that the area is not mistaken for personnel or warehouse stairs.
When you take the stairs one level down you enter a dark and cosy environment, a “sleep spa” where visitors can try out the different beds. The lower level is designed to increase relaxation and an intimate feeling for customers to explore their different options- reflected by their approach to the lighting.
The low ceiling height of the basement floor lends itself to a solution with Fagerhult’s LED mini-spotlight, Relay. Relay spot has a track with three spotlight heads. These units create just the right cosy and intimate feeling Hästens were looking for. The Relay spotlights consume only 6–7 W compared to that of a regular one with 17 W. With this lighting solution Fagerhult were able to keep the consumption down to an amazing 4,7 W per m2.
“Using that kind of narrow beam spotlights with such low output was not an obvious decision. It meant taking a chance, to try something new. We tested it thoroughly before installing it”, says Paul Esplana, Lighting Designer at Fagerhult. During this process Fagerhult identified the possibility to enhance the product with specially developed cap cones to further reduce the glare. Now this solution is a part of Fagerhult’s standard range.
Light control to future proof the installation
Since Hästens is an exclusive shop populated by only a few customers at the same time, it is fairly easy to create a lighting solution with controls and movement sensors. A number of activities are also programmed according to what time of the day it is.
The control system is based on five different scenes. Amongst the functions there is a possibility to lower the accents- and integrated lighting in selected areas. This is very useful, especially when it comes to finding the bed that is right for you without the risk of glare.