L Collection

Simplicity, quality materials and fine detailing describe the architecture, merchandise and conceptual design approach to lighting for this upscale clothing boutique. A careful sense of proportion and articulation characterizes all aspects of the architecture and lighting design. Warm tones and subtle shifts in the arrangement of fixtures create an atmosphere of intimacy, elegance and refinement. The main display floor required even illumination, allowing freedom for clothing rack arrangement.   Shifting rows of compact fluorescent and halogen luminaires respond to variation in the architectural massing.  This patterning is complimented by the “objectness” of decorative fixtures which orient customers to key areas of the store. 

Architect: Feingold Architects
Lighting Designer: Derek Porter Studio
Photographer: Michael Spillers

Details
Leawood, Kansas
3,000 square feet
Tenant finish

Awards
International Award of Merit, IESNA, 1996
First Place, Commercial Lighting, Electric League, 1997
G.E. Edison Award of Merit, G.E. Lighting, 1996

Publications
“The Elegant ‘L’ Collection,” Retail Store Image
“Perfect Fit,” Architectural Lighting
“Shopping by the Light of Pinholes,” LD+A