Monarch Landing Senior Living Residents Bask in the Light of Lumetta’s LuminairesNovember 2021

Monarch Landing is a 62+ Life Plan Community situated on a beautiful 60-acre campus in Naperville, Illinois.

The addition of a state-of-the-art long-term care component of the campus was earmarked as the first phase of an extensive expansion. Designed as a residential household model, the building included 28 assisted living, memory support residences; 48 short-term rehabilitation residences; and 48 skilled care residences.

Architectural firm Perkins Eastman created a fresh impression for current and future residents. Building amenities included a physical therapy suite, café, spa/beauty salon, secured access to and from existing independent living buildings, education/conference room, non-denominational chapel/multi-purpose room, and additional wandering courtyards and gardens.

The inspirational tag line, “Prairie Elegance,” shaped an aesthetic that emphasized an inviting, warm, and comfortable setting with crisp, clean, timeless lines and rich, earthen hues, all set within natural landscapes and gardens.

With this approach in mind, Perkins Eastman specified Lumetta’s signature Tapered 22” Cone Pendants to integrate with and complement the renovated café. The dramatic juxtaposition of the handcrafted decorative metal outer frame in an F4 Powder Coat Earth finish against the washable, antimicrobial D141 Sand Lumenate® diffuser, was the perfect enhancement to the bistro’s environment.

“Lumetta’s Tapered Cone Pendants were selected based on their overall height, design and finish capabilities. Our volume ceiling needed a substantial fixture that would not feel lost in the space, and given our prairie inspired design for the interior, we really loved how we could select finishes that related to this aesthetic. The parchment like diffuser, dark metal accents and vertical and horizontal banding tied in nicely with this style,” stated Jen McDermott, IIDA, Associate Principal, Perkins Eastman.

Monarch Landing was also delighted with the look and feel of the new café lights, which presented a warm and welcoming atmosphere for residents, visitors, and staff alike. With the community’s clear vision and the architectural firm’s expertise, the lighting renovation allowed the residents to continue enjoying family meals, celebrating milestones or grabbing a bite to eat while basking in the illumination of Lumetta’s luminaires.

Architect: Perkins Eastman
Contractor: Skender
Interior Designer: Perkins Eastman / Shuster Interiors
Photography: Sarah Mechling