IKEA has an expressed sustainability strategy and part of this is to increase daylight factor indoors.
If you are standing at the customer service desk at IKEA department store in Helsingborg, Sweden, you will probably see that there is something special with the light. It is the summer sun coming through the Parans system.
At the typical IKEA roof a Parans system SP4 with 12 cables has been installed. The fiber optic cables are custom made and leads the sun light indoors. 12 pieces of the so called Point Lights are spreading the light inside.
Both coworkers and customers visiting the department store are able to spend some time in sunlight inside the store. Coworkers meets the sun in the repacking department and dressing room and customers are able to collect their goods in sunlight in one of the desks at the customer service center.
IKEA has an expressed sustainability strategy regarding both people and the environment, ”People & Planet positive”, and part of this is to increase daylight factor indoors.
– IKEA is testing and evaluating the system and after approval the Parans system could be a part of a standard solution achieving IKEA’s need of more sunlight indoors, says Anders Koritz, CEO at Parans.