The Linea Light Group has presented an ambitious lighting project designed for the famous Musée des Arts décoratifs in Paris and curated by lighting designer Emmanuel Clair of the Light Cibles studio. Installed in the Palazzo del Louvre, the Museum dedicated to Decorative Arts is the sixth most visited in France and among the most important in the world. The section devoted to the Middle Ages and the Renaissance is of particular interest and is full of remarkable altar-pieces, everyday objects, 17th Century stained glass, religious paintings and beautiful tapestries displayed using a rotational system.
The lighting upgrading project had the primary aim of representing and highlighting the original colour of the works exhibited in this section of the museum, adopting modern lighting technologies in tune with the museum space. These solutions are able to provide the observer with an entire visual experience but with particular attention to the specific nature of each work and the characteristics of the environment.
The Iris_T system installed in the various rooms has new Ultra HD diodes capable of creating a soft theatrical light by focusing the light beam only where necessary, softening towards the edges and frames of the works and creating an effect whereby the paintings seem to shine as they emerge from the walls that are in shadow.
The large display cases housing ceramics, glass objects and statuettes are lit using the Reika system which focuses attention on the artifacts on the shelves without dazzling the observer.
The old halogen devices have been replaced with LED technology which has helped to reduce excessive consumption as part of an essential energy saving operation.
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