Remarkables Sweet Shop - Queenstown Airport

August, 2013

This was one of the most rewarding projects I've ever worked on. That's because the father-and-son clients knew from day one the importance of lighting to sell their products. They understood that it was all about putting customers in the right mood to buy. Because of this understanding, I was brought in from the beginning.

One of the first questions I was asked was what colour the ceiling should be. While most ceilings are white, it was important that this one was the same colour as the Colonial-style joinery. That's because it was this Colonial look that was going to bring people into the shop and a white ceiling would have destroyed that. Because the shop was in the airport, a point of difference was needed to move people's focus from the general airport lighting to something different and exciting. I created a more intimate light in the shop that highlighted the Colonial style. It made walking from the airport into the shop like walking into a new experience where customers felt special.

This father-and-son team were two of the nicest people I've ever had the pleasure to work with.

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