Dramatic Lighting Inside NYC Museum Gallery

wrightsman at the MET

A combination of ornate sconces, a chandelier, and recessed ceiling lights turn The Wrightsman Galleries for French Decorative Arts at The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City into a magical wonderland. The new lighting design led by Larry French, IALD,  demonstrates a technical and aesthetic understanding of creating a dramatic scene that creates an emotionally rich experience for visitors with subtle overhead and accent lighting. The cool-toned light evokes a sense of sophistication and sets a cinematic tone, in which the relics of centuries ago are brought to life.

“Period historic chandeliers, torchères and sconces were sensitively rewired, internal lighting was refurbished and candlesticks were equipped with electric “flames” that subtly move. Accent lighting uses state of the art technology. A sophisticated dimming system controls all,” the IALD project description reads.

Contact Doreen Le May Madden at Lux Lighting Design for lighting design services.