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Domenico Terzi / Ozan Kızıldoğan
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Clay Paky selected by global luxury brand Billionaire for exclusive Istanbul nightclub

Always a vital link between East and West, Istanbul has emerged as one of the world’s richest cities, home to the fifth highest number of billionaires, behind Moscow, New York, Hong Kong and London.

Now the Turkish metropolis has become home to the latest incarnation of Billionaire Club, the upscale nightclub brand owned by Italian tycoon and Formula One entrepreneur Flavio Briatore.

The club, located inside Istanbul’s fashionable Edition Hotel, recreates the same combination of cuisine and after-dinner entertainment that originated at the first Billionaire Club on the jet-set getaway of Costa Smeralda in Sardinia.

Inside, the space has been conceived as a glimmering disco ballroom accessed via a dramatic staircase that descends into the main space for truly grand arrivals. Guests entering the space are immediately struck by the lighting – a composition of Clay Paky Alpha Wash 300s and Spot HPE 300s, and architectural LED lighting.

The concept here is one of unashamed luxury, designed for the local jet-setters who flock to the club for the vibe as well as the music performed by top international DJs. French interior designers Deco Flamme developed the club theme, a blend of sleek minimalism and opulent detailing, while lighting was designed and specified by Domenico Terzi of Sangalli Tecnologie, Italy, and Samim Mutluer from SF Elektronik, Clay Paky’s distributor in the region.

“The club managers at the Billionaire Istanbul consider the lighting to be extremely important,” says Samim Mutluer, who also helped train the staff in the use of their new system. “Instructions as to how the lighting should be are very precise, and the lights are used to build a captivating atmosphere throughout the night. The Clay Paky fixtures supply this and more – as we can see from the reaction of the clients on the dance floor.”

Alpha 300s a mainstay of club lighting
The Alpha Wash 300 is a compact, lightweight, silent 300 W wash light that is practical to install, extremely bright and widely rated for its reliability and efficiency. The Spot HPE 300 is similarly compact, silent and bright, and offers the most powerful set of graphical projection features in its class. Both 300W Alphas have become a mainstay of club lighting, thanks to their advanced feature set and ability to withstand the notoriously unkind conditions found in modern-day nightclub environments.