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Kolarz wins John Lewis lighting contract

6. November 2009

Austrian lighting specialist Kolarz has been commissioned by John Lewis to supply spectacular lighting concepts for the fine jewellery sections in a number of its department stores, including the flagship store on London's Oxford Street. More installations are to follow.

The John Lewis Partnership has commissioned Kolarz, one of Austria's oldest and best-known lighting companies, to supply decorative lighting for the 'fine jewellery' sections in its UK department stores.

September saw the opening of a brand new John Lewis store in Cardiff. The 26,000 sq m store is
the largest department store in Wales, and features a specially designed Kolarz lighting
The John Lewis Retail Design Team worked closely with KOLARZ UK Managing Director Kristina
Griffith in developing the concept to meet aesthetic standards, as well as lighting and installation requirements. The project was completed in record time, taking only nine weeks from original concept to completion. The lighting feature is made of high quality polished stainless steel, incorporating 200 1W LEDs. Over 8000 KOLARZ® Pure crystals (with 24% lead contents) were used to add magic sparkle. The result is a stunning focal centrepiece which accentuates the high value merchandise area.

Two further lighting concepts have since been installed at the John Lewis stores in Bluewater and on Oxford Street, with more installations to follow.


KOLARZ is based in Vienna. The company was established 90 years ago and today is run by the fourth generation of the same family.

KOLARZ products for both retail and consumer specification are manufactured by skilled craftsmen,
combining high quality materials with the finest components. This is why the KOLARZ Collection,
using Swarovski or KOLARZ® crystals has been so tremendously successful.

KOLARZ products have a wide-ranging appeal and are available in 42 countries, with the largest
markets being in Europe.

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