Lightcraft’s lighting consultancy firm has been established since 1985 and has since become one of the leading lighting companies in Malaysia. Apart from being one of the more experienced institutions with a rich history, they possess an edge in their field by constantly developing the edge in lighting design, experimenting with new craft designs and lighting styles. They strive to set the trends in the lighting industry, based on years of experience alternating through an evolution of clientele’s tastes.
Lightcraft’s new showroom and office was to take place in the building premises along Jalan Chan Sow Lin, previously known as the Old Federal Bakery. The space was to be converted into a showroom and office consisting of 4 connecting lots, and divided into workstations, communal areas, refreshed amenities, public spaces, show galleries, and event spaces.
The different international brands supplied by Lightcraft each came with individual colorful identities and foreign characteristics, which we sought to blend into our own unique local culture of KL. By preserving the existing local aspects of the original building, we reimagined a curated space full of the raw textures of preserved heritage that were to be decorated in different styles of light. Deviating from the usual set designs in lighting showrooms, we sought to create anomalies by combining the interchangeable aspects of traditional and contemporary avant-garde. Raw finishes, faded color peels, mosaic tiles and cement were brought back to life by the quirkiness of the design of decorative lights and ambience of architectural lights.
Breaking open the confines of walls and doorways, we kept the spaces versatile to be separated only by moveable screens and partitions, thus allowing the flexibility to host lighting installations and experiment with different lighting backdrops.
Taking a walk through the variations of light and different passageways created a sense of isolation from time and space, only fueling excitement for the unpredictability of the next showcase around the corner.