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Lif bark
Cannes, France

  • project Lif bark, Cannes
  • client City of Cannes
  • landscape architect Agence APS
  • lighting designer Agence Lumière
  • electrical installation INEO Mougins - SNEF
  • photographer Xavier Boymond
  • Representation Selux France

The lively Rue Félix Faure is loca­ted right in the center of Cannes. The town coun­cil wanted to create here a soci­a­ble space with ligh­ting suit­able for busi­nes­ses and res­tau­rants in the area.

Ligh­ting always plays an impor­tant role in urban mana­ge­ment pro­jects. To be part of the over­all pro­ject, it is impor­tant that it blends in per­fectly. Choice of mate­ri­als, in terms of style and func­tion is key to this.

The goal of the town coun­cil was to have a multi-func­ti­o­nal light column for the ligh­ting on the Rue Félix Faure where addi­ti­o­nal func­ti­ons such as came­ras, loud­spea­kers etc. could be added later on. They the­re­fore opted for our Lif light column, which com­pri­ses dif­fe­rent modu­les and is fully cus­to­mi­sa­ble.

To make the ligh­ting both attrac­tive and ori­gi­nal, the ligh­ting design agency for the pro­ject Agence Lumi­ère came up with a bark design that sur­rounds the base of the column only.

The bark is bac­k­lit, which suc­ces­sfully emp­ha­sises the soci­a­ble nature of this lively street in Cannes.

  • Cities are lively, vibrant places that are always in motion. Changes in use within communal spaces or multi-functional concepts are transforming urban spaces and with it, the requirements for lighting. As a modular system luminaire in the shape of a slim, cylindrical light column, Lif provides full freedom for the creation of light settings in urban spaces and the smart implementation of these using networked functions. More flexible than any other luminaire, it adapts itself to the widest variety of urban lighting tasks. By day, Lif occupies a reserved role in the cityscape but it is during darkness that it demonstrates its true versatility – depending on the configuration, it can be transformed into a luminaire for squares or pathways, an accent light, or even all of these at once, while at all times remaining a minimalist light column. Lighting tools like the pathway module or the Gobo projector for eyecatching projection effects expand and enhance the scope of planning. New spacer elements in four heights perfectly complement the versatile configuration options of Lif, while smart components like a loudspeaker module, camera, or WiFi element make this light column a key element in smart cities.

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