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Alchemy Collections

Smart lighting design—go for timeless, not trendy

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  • Seattle, Washington

    Seattle, Washington

Spare, functional fixtures help a retailer save energy

Retail design has a short shelf life and often responds to the fashion of the moment. Because of this, lighting design for retail projects is rarely sustainable. More timeless designs, however, can deliver a visually appealing retail space that embraces environmental stewardship and creates a sense of peace amid visual noise.

Alchemy Collections is located in downtown Seattle and showcases high-end home décor. The owners describe their brand as representing 'a fusion between East and West, and a blend between the classical and contemporary. Our design challenge was to create an experience that supports the Alchemy brand. Spaces included a new mezzanine level, a sculptural stairway to draw visitors to the upper level and a koi-pond element at the entry to draw shoppers in from the street.

Focused beam light sources allowed our designers to create the most light for the least amount of power. Careful placement and aiming of these fixtures achieved the desired lighting effect. The success of this project was the collaboration between the owner, architect, and design team that delivered a space long on energy efficiency and short on waste.

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Heliotrope Architects

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