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Piedra Iluminación and Chauvet Professional Immerse at Falabella Chile Inmobiliario
Chile – The recently opened Falabella Chile Inmobiliario at the Open Plaza Kennedy shopping centre has a simple, but very ambitious, goal: to offer customers a unique culinary experience in surroundings that make them feel special. The 6,000 square foot space, which is located on the fourth floor of this stylish centre, is well on its way to doing just that, serving as home to 12 restaurants offering a mouth-watering variety of dishes from Chile and around the world.
While the sumptuous gourmet food from these establishments delights taste buds, the environment in this open space serves as a treat for the eyes, thanks to an immersive and transformative lighting design by the Piedra Luces studio, headed by lighting designer Fernando Piedrabuena. Featuring 150 Chauvet Professional fixtures supplied by Piedra Iluminación, which acquired the fixtures through Chemtrol Chile Ltd., the lighting creates an enchanting mood throughout the entire area.
Widely acclaimed for lighting of the first Zaha Hadid tower in South America, the Piedra Luces studio has endowed the new open gourmet market with 57 linear metres of immersive light, with dynamic and ornamental content. Adding to the mood is music by Soda Stereo producer Tweety González.
Regarding the lighting design, Roberta Piedrabuena project manager for Piedra Iluminación commented: “We were invited by the Enrique Concha y Asociados de Chile studio and the Grupo Arquitectos architecture studio to participate in this project. They were looking for a solution in lighting design that reflected to the gastronomic proposal, the architectural approach and the scale of the space.”
Lighting designer Fernando 'Piedra' Piedrabuena added: "having an experience of more than 30 years in the world of entertainment, we found it an excellent challenge, where we could intertwine the lighting of shows with architecture.”
The new facility is a unique gourmet project in Santiago. A large, open space, with a glass ceiling, designed by Enrique Concha, where fresh air is breathed and natural light enters, located in one of the main commercial intersections in the city. Its lighting system is anchored by 72 Ovation E-910FC colour mixing ellipsoidal units. Utilising this fixture’s RGBA+lime colour mix, the design team is able to create a flat, homogeneous and colourful lighting field throughout the space.
Also featured in the system are 72 Ovation H-605FC full-colour fixtures, which are used as house lights. All of the luminaires were mounted on two self-supporting bridges with an aluminium structure painted white, automated for easy maintenance. Each bridge is 57 metres long and they occupy the inner and semi-inner area of the space.
“Within the characteristics that these products have, we believe that the quality of the luminaires was a key element for their choice since it is a fixed installation. The most outstanding feature of these teams was the quality of the lenses,” commented Piedra.
Anyone who enters this space would readily agree that Piedra Luces and Chauvet Professional are part of this new concept dedicated to gastronomy in Chile. The diversity of the offerings in the captivating open market is impressive, including vegan fast food, Indian food, fish and seafood, pasta, pizza, bars, among others, all presented in one beautifully illuminated space.
8th December 2022
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