When it comes to fine addresses, Colbert is right up there – the 1930s-style Parisian café sits proudly on Sloane Square, the well-heeled meeting point of Chelsea, Knightsbridge and Belgravia.
With a classic interior of oak wood paneling, chessboard floors and red banquettes the lighting design scheme had to complement the trio of dining and marble-topped bar areas, and create the right ambience known to a cosy, neighbourhood hangout. So, we got our Parisian game on and worked closely with the interior designer and architect to bring a brasserie-style environment to SW1.
The lighting design blends seamlessly with the interior to form a convivial, warm and intimate space. Architectural lighting features include custom designed, handcrafted chandeliers, wall lights and a large “false” skylight illuminated with LEDs.
It doesn’t just look good, it’s sustainable and low-energy too and a lighting control system allows for differing moods throughout the day.
Photography: © David Loftus
Photography: © Sanna Fisher-Payne
— Paul Nulty