Venue: Nike Town, London
Project: Dynamic Effect Lighting
Disciplines: Retail Lighting, Architainment Lighting, Lighting Control, Image Projection and Moving Lights
A.C. Lighting first became involved in the project in December 1997 when the lighting brief was first drawn up. Artists sketches showed the 'central core' within the store which would contain an interactive history of Nike's involvement in sport and was to be the centrepiece of the show.
The final installed system consists of 80 moving lights and a host of conventional theatre fixtures.
Lighting Designer Natasha Katz has previously designed the lighting for the NikeTown store in New York and so was well versed as to the image that the store wanted to create, when it came to the new store in London.
The installation of the lighting equipment by A.C. took place over a five week period beginning in February. Whilst this was going on, Natasha began programming the show on a CAST Lighting WYSIWYG visualisation system from her office in New York. Working with Natasha was programmer Paul Sonnleitner, who built the WYSIWYG drawing enabling Natasha to work on an exact replica of the London store, even though the installation hadn't even been completed.
Main Equipment Provided:
- Clay Paky Stage Color 300
- Clay Paky Stage Zoom
- Pulsar Dimmers
- Stage Scans
- Strand Coda
Other Services Provided
Installation, commissioning, programming and planned maintenance.