Hirschl & Adler Galleries
New York, NY
The Client had occupied their previous space on the Upper East Side for 33 years and over that period of time, had “tuned” the space with an arsenal of halogen lamps. They knew those systems well. Upon their move downtown, they were thrust into the filing requirements of the new space, which required a much stricter [and limiting] watts-per-SF than a normal ‘art gallery.’ This obviously involved a change of lighting approaches (low-energy LED’s with track limiters
throughout) and an exploration into LED lamps.
The design vision was to keep the space as simple and “background” as possible, allowing the art work to shine in a contemporary but quiet home. We used recessed and trimless tracks and fixtures throughout and kept the organization of same as crisp as possible (consistent spacings/alignments and careful coordination with HVAC and sprinkler heads). The Client expected flexibility in fixture placement with a consistency in illumination and color rendition across their entire art collection, which ranges from 19th century furniture to 21st century paintings.