Light serving art
Using only LED, the lighting design for the new Museo degli Innocenti in Florence was developed by Zumtobel in close collaboration with Ipostudio. In addition to an 85% drop in energy use, LED lighting ensures top quality in all shades of white. In the Picture Gallery, each work is lit softly and precisely: larger paintings with projectors (6m tall) and ad hoc lenses to perfectly outline the works and avoid shininess and reflection. For the room hosting the Adoration of the Magi by Ghirlandaio (right) the lighting emphasises the way we perceive the work. Two softly blended shades of white: a colder gradient at the top, which becomes softer as the eye descends.