The ceilings depicting a cloudy sky in white and blue feature Quintessence recessed downlights that remain virtually invisible to the customer, providing uniform ambient lighting with efficient glare control in the shop. Their warm white light emphasises the fine wood flooring as beautifully as the wood and gold tones of the elegant furnishing.
The crux of the design is the dynamic combination of light colours, using warm white and neutral white for aspects such as the vertical murals up the staircase: The lower section of the painting, showing an oriental city in sand and earth tones, is illuminated with Optec (3000K), the blue sky in the upper section is enhanced with Optec (4000K).
The light of Optec reflecting off the gold detailing in Schuhbeck’s world of fine spices casts an almost golden glow on the spotlights’ silver finish.
In the Schuhbeck shop, a customer helps herself to spices from the bins. A single Optec spotlight with oval flood distribution is enough to illuminate this whole section, with an elongated beam minimising the number of spotlights required, thereby contributing to a sense of calm in the design as well as lower operating costs.
The close-up of a spice bin highlights the capability of the ERCO LED lighting tools to accentuate colours and textures exquisitely in brilliant, warm white light.
The design objectives for the fresh look of Alfons Schuhbeck’s spice shop at Munich’s ‘Platzl’ required the creation of an ambience that captures the fire of the Orient, modelled on the exotic allure of Asia. The flagship store was redesigned to offer an opulent shopping experience on two levels with a total floor space of around 300sqm.
Optec wallwashers effectively illuminate the individual packs of mixed spices on the shelves lining the walls. Quintessence recessed downlights integrated in the painted ceilings provide uniform ambient lighting with efficient glare control in the shop. Optec spotlights with oval flood lens illuminate the tables and products in the bins.