Elizabeth Arden Opens Its Red Door to Custom LED “Cloud”
Bruck Lighting Systems was chosen to take part in a recent project for Elizabeth Arden, a 50,000 square-foot build-out and rebranding of their corporate office located in Stamford, CT. The architect, Highland Associates Principal Glenn Leitch, ingeniously integrated beauty products as metaphors, including a custom LED chandelier made of real, glass perfume bottles. The design was executed by Leitch’s long-time collaborator Randy Sabedra, principal at RS Lighting Design.
Bruck’s custom LED lighting solution at the entry sets the tone and lighting concept for the interior spaces of this leading cosmetic and fragrance company. Not only does the luminaire support daily activities, but it also plays with the refractive and reflective qualities of light thru the Arden signature glass bottle. The 92 illuminated, faceted glass perfume bottles suspended at various heights form a cloud of sparkle. Each bottle, equipped with a ½ watt white LED, creates a lively play of light – almost a kinetic sculpture.
As lighting designer Sabedra commented: “The fragrance bottle chandelier by Bruck Lighting makes the Elizabeth Arden interiors unique and one of a kind. The chandelier is a perfect example of collaboration between designer, owner, and manufacturer; to take an end-user’s personal signature, re-conceptualize the function by the designers, and a manufacturer to construct a simple and elegant light fixture.”
A legendary innovator and a tireless entrepreneur, Miss Elizabeth Arden established the American beauty industry a century ago. Born Florence Nightingale Graham, she traveled from rural Canada to New York City, where she opened the first Red Door salon on Fifth Avenue in 1910. For more information, visit www.elizabetharden.com.
Highland Associates is a full-service architectural, engineering, and interior design firm with extensive experience in multiple project types. Highland believes the best design solutions are a result of an interactive and inclusive design process within a flexible framework that encourages dialogue and discovery. For more information, visit www.highlandassociates.com.
With over 20 years of interior and exterior architectural lighting design experience, Randy Sabedra is not only recognized for his award-winning projects, but is also known in the design community as an educator of light. For more information, visit www.rsltg.com.
Eric Laignel is an internationally known photographer with an amazing eye. He works with reflections and light in such a way as to create an entirely new image. For more information, visit www.ericlaignel.com.
For 27 years Bruck Lighting Systems has been a leading innovator and manufacturer of lighting solutions. Both Bruck and WILA Lighting’s extensive line of fixtures using reliable, energy-efficient LED’s have led the way in the commercial and residential lighting and design communities with breakthroughs in technology for performance, decorative, and architectural lighting. They are specified in some of the highest-profile projects by some of the best lighting designers in the world.