|Architect||Architectural office of Eichinger oder Knechtl, Vienna / Austria|
|Photographer||Gustavo Allidi Bernasconi, Vienna / Austria|
|Place||Korneuburg / Austria|
Family-run office furniture manufacturer Blaha in Austria is one of the foremost suppliers in its field. At its headquarters in Korneuburg near Vienna, the company operates a showroom displaying high-quality furniture systems and multicoloured acoustic systems with eye-catching effect. At once presentation and sales area, communication forum and workspace, the architecture requires a sophisticated lighting system. ERCO’s Opton spotlight with flexible Spherolit technology lends itself perfectly to the implementation of a complex lighting concept.
Since its opening in 2001, the Blaha showroom, introduced as an ‘Office Ideas Centre’, has served both business and private customers. It is located in a remarkable building which is based on plans drawn by the architectural office of Eichinger oder Knechtl. In premises with a floor space of around 4000sqm extending over three levels, the furniture brand presents a diverse mix of high-quality products. Its range includes assorted furniture and acoustic systems offered with a variety of textiles, surface options and colours.
The lighting in the showroom was behind the times and needed upgrading. A new lighting concept was required that would meet a diverse set of requirements to the high standards of Blaha. The lighting was to give structure to the spacious facilities, yet accentuate individual products and product ensembles effectively. This comprehensive undertaking stipulated a minimum number of luminaires with the lowest possible wattage to achieve this end – without compromising on the visual comfort.