Euroshop, the triennial fair dedicated to the design of spaces for retail trade, enlivened the Messe Düsseldorf complex from 26 February to 2 March. The first post-pandemic edition was an opportunity to get a good glance on the world of retail, at a turning point both for the growing competition between physical stores and e-commerce, and because stores today must offer “experiences” rather than just objects and goods for sale. Each pavilion welcomed exhibitors related to a different area of interior design; hall 9 was dedicated to the universe of light – both technical and decorative.
At its stand, A.A.G. Stucchi/Eutrac presented some of the latest novelties in a stand set up with an orderly layout, divided into thematic boxes for each product range in order to better orientate visitors. Among the proposals shown, the new family of certified tracks and accessories for emergency lighting stands out, a very technical product that can certainly be of great importance for the retail sector.
More focused on design is the new KOMPO system, a modular structure which allows you to create multilevel structures both suspended and on the ceiling thanks to the use of special electromechanical joints. The technical developments carried out by the company are also interesting as they allow the creation of circles and curves with very small radii through all of the rail systems it offers, in order to create ever-changing and impactful compositions.
Moving among the spaces of the companies was an opportunity to catch up on the “state of the art”, captured by the colors and cheerfulness of the Imoon Illuminazione stand, a colorful reconstruction of a city with a metaphysical echo, and by the prototyping system of Signify lampshades which, thanks to 3D printing, allow for the highest degree of customization ever achieved.
In the mock-up of a high-end boutique, Xal showed the potential of Move It 10, a dimmable electrified track with a very thin profile, a maximum width of 29 mm in both its round and square versions, available in three colors and four options by Assembly.
On the other hand, the setting chosen by Molto Luce to install its family of cylindrical Valo lamps is minimalist; the product integrates an upper rail where you can insert small spots to add punctual and precise accents to the ambient light.
Fabbrica Italiana Luci has proposed a system for inserting tracks in slatted ceilings and walls, exploiting the potential of using a very small track.
On the other hand, there’s also the brand new Tech Thickness of Luce 5, an innovative technology that allows the lighting to be integrated directly into the structure of the furnishings, guaranteeing minimum bulk and completely coplanar surfaces. The solution is made of aluminum and can be integrated in thicknesses starting from just 5 mm; the maximum length in the catalog is 5 m.
Tech Thickness is easy to install and allows for different aesthetic solutions in galvanized, painted, anodized or wood veneer finishes. Easy and safe, it does not emit excessive heat thanks to its high thermal conductivity, a property which allows the heat of all the integrated light sources to be dissipated and that can be controlled with DMX and DALI protocols, including Bluetooth. At the end of their life, the components are separable and recyclable up to 95%.