With a mid-century interior that oozes glamour and style, attention to detail is everything at this private members’ club – and the lighting scheme is no exception. Our role in the fit-out was to realise and technically execute interior designer’s March & White’s design concept.
The lighting design has been considered at every level across the space. For example, in the Causerie room the lighting of vertical surfaces, such as the credenzas and artwork, combines with accent illumination in the window bays and stylish floor-standing lamps, to balance the light and create contrast in what could otherwise appear as a dark space. In the reception, cool white light complements the silver leaf ceiling detail that’s home to a Murano glass chandelier, and to level out the height of the lobby, lighting has been incorporated into the rectangular-shaped feature wall and joinery.
The Brassiere’s ceiling beams form a series of illuminated coffers, where the diffuse light balances the deep plan space and an ambient layer of light provides atmosphere. Above the restaurant’s Carrara marble-top bar elegant glass shelving has integrated LED lighting and a Mondrian backlit feature wall adds a pop of colour. A wash of illumination shows off the Champagne Bar’s “abstract” dropped raft ceiling, warm integrated lighting in the Library Bar makes for a you-won’t-want-to-leave location, and decorative pendants and floor-standing lights give the Cocktail Bar vibrancy.
A lush oasis sums up the glass-housed Garden Room. Designed with lower levels of illumination, in the day natural light floods in and, at night, floor-standing lamps and decorative pendants make for a discreet and relaxing spot. And, when patrons retire for the night they will – thankfully – find that the lighting controls in the bedrooms have been design intuitively and simply.
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— Emilio Hernandez