K11 Musea,
Hong Kong

A 'collection of luminous objects' stitch together this unique highly, crafted, richly curated retail environment. The notion of a collection was crucial: the coherence in the language of the lighting affords an essential visual link that helps people to better understand the relationships between the multiple spaces of the vast development.
Client
New World Development Company Ltd
Operator
K11
Architect
KPF
Interior Architects
LAAB Architects
Interior Design
AB Concepts
Project Managers
New World Project Management
 
Photographer
Jackie Chan

K11 Musea is an innovative concept that fuses retail with culture, art and gastronomy. The innovative nature of K11 as a cultural destination prompted us into a completely new way of considering the lit retail environment.  



The innovative nature of K11 as a cultural destination prompted us into a completely new way of considering the lit retail environment. Our approach was to deliver a strong, independent and memorable atmosphere, stitched together with light.  ”

Extremes of scale are exaggerated with lit highlights to create a sense of spectacle, balanced by the inclusion of relatable human-scale details. This approach is evident in the Opera Theatre, where our magnificent five-story-high glazed illuminated “Golden Ball” dominates the void.

Miniature cut crystal luminaires cluster and swarm at the edges of the atrium ‘galaxy’, suspended from the ceilings and recessed into the floor.

A Collection of Luminous Objects

Each detail we created is distinctive, yet there is a deliberate coherence in the design language and materiality that plays an important role in binding the idiosyncratic spaces of the mall together.

Centred on a bespoke ‘collection’ of luminous objects, our lighting for the interior and exterior public spaces reinforces its character as a visionary creative cultural environment.

To achieve this vision, we created a collection of luminous objects, united by a palette of warm white LED, cut glass and warm-toned metals that provide a comforting domestic-style sense of warmth and sparkle.

Carefully integrated and arranged, light brings energy and dynamism to the Musea, highlighting architectural features and accenting the art installations, while supporting the creative cultural environment.