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 March & White’s interior design concept.
The lighting design has been considered at every level throughout. For example, in the Causerie room, where illuminated vertical surfaces – such as the credenzas and artwork – combine with accent lighting in the window bays and stylish floor-standing lamps to balance the light and create contrast in what could otherwise appear a dark space. In the reception, cool white light complements the silver leaf ceiling detail that is 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 ceiling beams in the Brassiere 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. Finally, 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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