NEW YORK - (December 15, 2015) - Christie® is pleased to have once again partnered with Barneys New York to create a one-of-a-kind holiday window display on New York City’s Madison Avenue. Christie’s digital lighting effects were mapped to a Dale Chihuly glass sculpture entitled “Winter Brilliance” and the choreographed projection of light creates the illusion of ice, snow, and moonlight, adding a fluid and kinetic quality to the sculpture. The lighting cycle starts with pure white before moving into a sequence of snow flurries, ending in fiery display of red and yellow light projected onto the 700 hand-blown glass “Icicle” elements. The scene is an interpretation of fire and ice, relating to the heating and cooling of the glass making process. The choreographed projection is accompanied by a modern adaptation of a score by Claude Debussy, one of Chihuly’s favorite composers.
Christie is also present in a second holiday window display at Barneys, “Arctic Chase,” created in partnership with Lexus, that features penguins perched atop miniature cars navigating a winding winter road. An animated short film by Invisible Light Network entitled “Stay Cool” is shown on a video wall composed of 2X4 Christie FHD461-X flat panels. A third window display features slowly evolving ice castles, while a fourth display treats pedestrians to live ice carving demonstrations. Altogether, the windows produce an immersive visual narrative that engages pedestrians in a dramatic way, creates conversation, and leads them into the store. The holiday windows will be on view at Barneys New York flagship store through January 3, 2016.
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