When it comes to getting punters in the door nowadays, great design can be just as important as the dining. Ten years ago, you would’ve never heard of a brief –
“Make it Instagram-able!”
This has lead to some delicious design that is not only crafted for effective function, but is also attention-grabbing and, of course, photogenic. Here are five examples of hospitality design projects that have used custom lighting in alluring and thought-provoking ways.
with DESIGN CLARITY
We love Japanese food, and we love it even more when the interiors look like this! The impeccable design at Japanese restaurant Fujisaki showcases a wall feature inspired by the Japanese alpine regions.
with STUDIO ESTETA
What can be said about this project that hasn’t been already? The recipient of numerous accolades and worldwide attention. Elements that drive continual captivation include the use of beautiful folded custom pendants with complementary wall lights. Did you also know that the downlights on this project were also customised to match these elements?
with DESIGN OFFICE
Yes, you read right – a cinema! This is one that has it all, and then some. Customised disks, a linear trough and all complemented with some classic pendants – we’ll drink to that!
with STUDIO Y
Huxtaburger is a kick-flipping good example of a simple idea getting an extreme result. The skateboarding-based concept sees LED used around the lip of the ramp, creating an illuminated coping. To complement it, we also have a custom rail slide bar created with a modified stick lite.
THE PENNY DROP
This venue takes its name from the Tax office located upstairs. And from the top, it’s not the only place the idea travels, with the concept used throughout the space’s conceptual design. The custom pendants that mimic a dropping coin are a stunning example of ideas interacting with illumination. It’s little wonder this project has also earned numerous accolades.
Alright, alright… this is pushing us dangerously into a #6 territory, but Stomping Ground (with interior design from Studio Y) gets a shout-out because not only does it feature custom lighting crafted to recreate a look of a bygone era, but it also has hundreds of found objects, including pieces from abandoned USSR stadiums, that were modified and then customised using the latest lighting technology.
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