Schneider Schuhe

New brilliance for the oldest shoe retailer in Switzerland

For the shoe company Schneider in St. Gallen, in its seventh generation of management, it was time to adapt to the requirements of today. The intention of the new shop concept was above all to create the intelligent use of areas and an overall impression of calmness.

In conjunction with bw innenarchitektur (interior designers) RIBAG was able to respond skilfully to the changed requirements of the client. The lighting designer for the project Nicole Faltinek successfully created perfect presentation of the sales goods.

The VERTICO track mounted spotlight system ensures optimum illumination of the goods carriers and enables the spotlights to be moved conveniently. They can therefore be adapted to changing conditions quickly and simply. The light of the spotlight can be focused between 20 and 60 degrees, which enables different highlights to be set up using the same spotlight. All white in colour, the track mount and spotlight can be integrated unobtrusively into the ceiling environment and this makes the area look large and bright.

Year of construction
July 2016 – August 2017

St. Gallen

Owner of the building
Schneider Schuhe AG

Interior designer
bw innenarchitektur ag, Schöftland

Forma Architekten AG, St. Gallen

Lighting design
RIBAG Licht AG, Nicole Faltinek

Roger Oberholzer; Speicher AR

The children’s department is located on the upper storey of the shoe store. The cavity ceiling is designed to be at the minimum level here and the height of the room is therefore very low. The goods carriers in this area are illuminated using the SPINAled Wallwasher. The attached elements were simple to affix to the ceiling without being overly noticeable in the room. In the trying-on area for children is a round item of padded furniture with cushions of varying height and colour. An ARBA mounted light was installed to set this area apart. This “mini sun” creates a centre to the room and harmonises ideally with the padded furniture. LUNIK fitted lights in the entrance area also create a bright and friendly look.

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