Atelier Aldo Coppola - Switzerland, June 2017
As happened in 2013 for the project of the Atelier Kingdom of Beauty, Corso Europa 7 Milan, Aldo Coppola have selected once again Catellani & Smith's lighting design for their first flagship store in Lugano.
The new ‘kingdom of beauty’ beyond the Alps was conceived from the creativity of Aldo Coppola Jr and to the expertise of the architect Anton Kobrinetz, to express a comprehensive concept of wellness, that includes exclusive treatments for hair and body care. This unique space extends over an area of 300 m2, complemented by a large panoramic terrace, which offers a wonderful view of Lake Lugano to the guests of the Atelier.
The most suggestive aspect, though, is represented by the lighting provided by the custom solutions made by Catellani & Smith. Immediately at the Atelier’s entrance, a bespoke ‘Gold Moon’ composition, that looks like a 'waterfall' of discs - covered by hand with gold-colored leaf and illuminated by small LEDs, that are multiplied and reflected by the mirrored surfaces - welcomes the guests. Then, going into the salon, the large circular mirrors become the most striking element in each workstation, thanks to the exclusive design of the structure, decorated in the Stchu-Moon style, that embeds them. The irregular surface of these structures is finished in silver colored leaf, to refract and multiply the indirect lighting of the lamp’s LED source, creating a unique and almost futuristic atmosphere.
In addition to this, many recessed and semi-recessed lamps of Ametista collection have been installed at the atelier’s ceiling and look like a precious constellation, that lights up the salon with discretion and elegance.