Montréal’s renowned Mile End district welcomes a new lighting showroom to this artistic neighborhood.
[dropcap style=”letter” size=”52″ bg_color=”#ffffff” txt_color=”#efe337″]S[/dropcap]ince the 1980s, the Mile End district of Montréal, Canada, has drawn artists, musicians, writers, and filmmakers and is home to art galleries, boutiques, cafés, and even a comic book company. Now this well-regarded area will feature LumiGroup’s first lighting showroom that is open to the public.
LumiGroup, which marks its 20th anniversary this year, has opened Le Studio Luminaires – featuring a hand-selected, premium variety of lighting fixtures, furniture, and decorative accessories – in the heart of the Mile End district. The space adjacent to the store houses the group’s corporate headquarters.
A favorite among architecture, design, and engineering professionals, LumiGroup and its cadre of experts are regularly called upon to developed specialized lighting systems, creative solutions, and products for some of the biggest design and architecture names in Quebec who handle residential, commercial, industrial, and institutional projects — both interior and exterior.
In 2006, LumiGroup settled in Mile End’s St. Viateur East district, a sector that was documented with having the highest concentration of artists, artisans, and cultural workers in Canada. Four years later, the company opened its first showroom – by appointment only – to allow the creative minds in the industry to see, manipulate, and explore the available product lines.
LumiGroup’s latest showroom venture – Le Studio Luminaires – not only expands the group’s horizons, but meets the needs of a growing clientele: the individual customers, design lovers, and curious minds who are passing by the store in greater numbers, offering them an interesting space and products to discover.
Among the prestigious international brands offered by Le Studio Luminaires are Flos, Luceplan, Fontana Arte, Humanscale, Moooi, Terzani, and Absolux. Both LumiGroup’s and Le Studio Luminaires’ teams continually journey across the world in search of new products and innovations, which is how new lines such as Tom Dixon, Anglepoise, ANDlight, and Castor have recently been added to the portfolio offered in the boutique. More high-end quality lines are expected to debut in the coming months.
Le Studio Luminaires showcases each manufacturer in a sleek, contemporary space. Behind the doors of 5445 de Gaspé, Suite 111, for example, one finds both the eternal classics of Luceplan as well as the latest trends by Moooi in a fun and lively environment. A team of experts is in the showroom Monday to Friday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. to assist customers with their projects. A full online shopping service will also soon be available.
“Montreal is evolving, and its needs are evolving,” notes Jean-Claude Calabro, President of LumiGroup, which was ranked one of Canada’s 500 Fastest-Growing Companies in 2015, according to Canadian Business and PROFIT magazines. “It is by being attentive to our customers and our environment that we also evolve,” he states.