Giorgio Linea SRL is one of the leather artisans located near the city of Florence who have enriched their experience working with prestigious brands such as Burberry, Salvatore Ferragamo, Givenchy and Giorgio Armani to mention a few. When the owner Barbara Ricci decided to renovate her factory facilities, she had already considered that clarity of light was essential for the quality of craftsmanship, there was no room for compromise in such a demanding industry where every detail counts. The space and employee well-being was also an important factor. Barbara and her team turned to KSCAPE to provide a solution where they could play music and provide high quality lighting to the facilities.
The whole factory is a unique blend of office space and factory production all in white with glass walls to express a minimalistic, clean environment. The very thought of intrusive lighting or bulky speakers would spoil the aesthetics and in Barbara’s view, reduce performance. This is where we see KSCAPE providing an easy solution to contemporary office designs, galleries and multipurpose spaces where quality of light combined with the intelligent need for accurate sound diffusion are required for a better working environment.
110 RAIL’s have been installed across 600 square meters of ceiling both suspended and plafond, a combination of RAILs with sound and without to create a homogenous soundscape. With a vast amount of lighting preferences to choose from, the RAILs have been adjusted to the context in which they have been placed for example, the office includes suspended symmetric RAIL with mini spots and indirect light over every desk. Comfortable light quality create an optimum working environment for those working in the office and those in the factory with consistency throughout. While light is important, sound is too, each RAIL over the desk includes audio speakers for diffused sound. Through the corridors RAILs have been installed plafond to the ceiling with symmetrical lighting to highlight the walls where paintings or pictures would be. 4 x KA14 amplifiers power the RAIL where 12 RAILs can run on each channel and connect easily to a simple Bluetooth device for playback.
Investing in technology that not only makes life easier but makes my employees notice the details is what I want to achieve and more from my lighting and audio solution in the workplace.”