Prandina, an Italian brand who works in the interior lighting design and has its headquarters in Bassano del Grappa (Vi), was chosen among the favoured suppliers of the new and important Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum expansion project, realized by Renzo Piano in Boston. The new construction features four four volumes clad in green pre-patinated copper and red brick that “float” above the transparent first floor.
Key features include a 300-seat performance hall, an adjustable height special exhibition gallery of 185 square metres, a new restaurant, gift shop, landscape classroom, expanded outdoor garden spaces, two artist apartments, conservation labs, a hands on art workshop, an entrance pavilion, the shop museum, a cafe.
Natural light floods the interior, creating an open and welcoming entrance for visitors as they enjoy uninterrupted views of the original building and gardens. The new wing presents also new orientation areas, the Living Room with large windows and an interior design very cosy for visitors.
It is to enlighten the restaurant and the Living Room visitor orientation space that have been chosen the Cpl lamps, in blown glass, designed by Christian Ploderer for Prandina, here used in the hanging and floor versions, in red.Location: Boston, USA Lighting: Pradina
Lighting project: “prandina progetto” division
Lighting partner: Ligursystem from Genova Photos: Nic Lehoux, RPBW