Project details

Project type: Arts + Culture
Location: Imola, Italy
Lighting Design: Format Design Studio
Photographer: Lorenzo Rinella

Summary

Originally houses were two separate structures but between 1726 and 1738 they were joined together and transformed into the elegant building you see today. The restorations and subsequent additions were made according to the tastes in vogue over multiple eras.

The lighting designers relied on the precision colour technology of LED technology, integrated into low-profile projectors which reduce the visible impact while maximising performance. The new lighting design is efficient, versatile, multifunctional, and designed for ambient lighting, as well as scenic and accent lighting thanks to the accessories, such as lenses and filters, available for each fixture.


Tozzoni Palace

Originally houses were two separate structures but between 1726 and 1738 they were joined together and transformed into the elegant building you see today. The restorations and subsequent additions were made according to the tastes in vogue over multiple eras.

None of these fashionable changes have corrupted the character of the original architecture: the facade with the imposing door, the living room on the main floor and the spectacular staircase decorated with stucco and embellished with statues, have all remained.

Having now been transformed into a museum house, the Palazzo Tozzoni offers interesting insights into the everyday life during the 17th Century up until 1975, the year in which the last heir of the family donated the palace to the city of Imola along with all its contents.

Paintings, furniture, books and furnishings introduce us to the modus vivendi of a noble Tozzoni family. A thoughtful lighting design has revived the importance of the palace by engaging visitors and transporting them back in time.

The old lighting design was mostly uplighting and only lit the sections that refracted light and did not emphasise the finer details. The result, paradoxical for a modern museum concept, is that it was repetitive and devoid of originality.

The lighting designers relied on the precision colour technology of LED technology, integrated into low-profile projectors which reduce the visible impact while maximising performance. The new lighting design is efficient, versatile, multifunctional, and designed for ambient lighting, as well as scenic and accent lighting thanks to the accessories, such as lenses and filters, available for each fixture.

PRODUCTS USED
Exenia: Museo Compact and Museo Small (Spot, Medium and Wide optics, 13/40W, CRI 85 - 3000K).

Applications Used

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