UGG® Australia Stores
Lighting Force was commissioned to design and supply all the luminaires for the flagship UGG® Australia fashion store at west London’s Westfield shopping centre. The store’s interior features a Zebrano wood raft running down the centre of the ceiling and supporting angled canvas sails. This gave Precision Lighting’s in-house developers a complex technical challenge since the raft could not be used to support the lighting.
Precision Lighting worked closely with lighting designer Lighting Force to create a wholly-custom suspension system for Basis Track running 82 Rotor spotlights. The system was suspended 2.3 metres from the concrete ceiling, allowing the fittings to protrude through the gaps between the sails. The special rubbed bronze track had suspension points every two metres between rafts: far greater than usual but support rods between the track and suspension structure gave the system additional strength to prevent sagging, while the suspension detail itself was designed with a tall vertical cross-section to give it extra strength. The suspension system’s design took into account variations in ceiling height as well as making it easier to install. Similar systems have since been installed at UGG® Australia Covent Garden and, more recently, UGG® Australia Manchester, in conjunction with Into Lighting.