The minimalist aesthetic of Eileen Fisher’s fashion line is echoed by the interior of her flagship store. Our task was to support this atmosphere with a tranquil ambience while providing the variety of light levels required for today’s retail environment.
In order to achieve this objective, some of the light sources are hidden from view. For instance,a central structure, an abstract representation of a garden pergola, is used for this purpose. Its irregularly spaced beams discretely bear fluorescent up-lights – the main source of the store’s ambient lighting. Additionally, the free-standing merchandise displays, located at the store’s center, are accentuated by low-voltage spotlights that are also integrated into the pergola’s structure. The graphics on the perimeter walls are highlighted by recessed lights concealed just above the perimeter’s fluorescent cove.