into lighting has teamed up with designLSM to create a new and unusual luxurious dining experience for the established Pavilion Member’s Club in West London, under the guidance of famed chef Adam Simmonds.
The restaurant includes several distinct areas: a florist’s at the entrance with tailor made bouquets by Paul Morris displayed along brass shelving, a delicatessen counter, an open kitchen, two commissioned artworks and finally the large central champagne bar. into lighting took into consideration each individual area, but also provided lighting that would tie all areas together to create a unified scheme.
In the entrance foyer, the small florist area provides a bright welcome and a daytime attraction for the restaurant. To prevent overheating and wilting of plant life, recessed adjustable LED downlights were specified.
The delicatessen inside the restaurant serves fresh British produce, including bread baked on-site. To provide a striking feature above the deli-counter, into and designLSM designed and manufactured bespoke ribbed glass pendants with a copper finish. During the day, the pendants provide an architectural feature running the length of the marble counter, and at night ribbed patterns scatter the ceiling.
Two large canvas artworks were commissioned for the restaurant by renowned British artist Simon Casson and both needed to be beautifully lit without overwhelming the overall lighting scheme. Recessed fixed wall-washers are carefully positioned and offset to ensure artwork is fully illuminated with no dark spots. In the far corner near to the second piece of artwork, is a bespoke tubular chandelier designed by into in collaboration with designLSM. The tubes are black gloss at the top and exposed polished copper at the base, which produces a warm copper-sheen light effect.
The central bar is the star of the space, and is bespoke-made by Cantilever Bars. As the centerpiece of the restaurant, lighting needed to play a pivotal role in accentuating this area. At each corner three recessed LED downlights wash light over the copper façade. Linear LED of a warm 2200k provides working light for bar-staff and uplights the bottle steps, creating a warm glow from the inside.
Bespoke reeded glass pillars in the very centre are uplit and downlit with recessed LED luminaires with 2400K Rosco colour filters. These are controlled independently allowing for flexible illumination. Downlights shine directly onto and also slightly offset from the gantry to highlight glasses and also illuminate the bar top. Recessed adjustable downlights are positioned carefully to highlight dining tables throughout. And in the meat ageing fridges concealed LED details within add integral subtle light, and fittings were specified specifically due to little or no heat production, leaving the meat ageing process unaffected. The lighting control system allows for multiple scene settings, ensuring lighting that evolves from morning, noon till night.
The collaboration between into lighting and designLSM takes attention to details to a whole new level. Each design decision was carefully thought of to create a luxurious and intimate atmosphere, for a luxuriously designed high-end restaurant. The lighting flows seamlessly within the space, yet accentuates each individual area within the restaurant.
Enigma: DL880, recessed fixed downlights
Enigma: DL875, recessed adjustable downlight
Orluna: QUAD70 / RR / 2700 / 30 / DIM, recessed adjustable downlight
LEDLinear: Vario LED Flex Aton 2 W822, Surface mounted linear luminaire – 7.3M reel
Light Graphix: c/w 2400K Rosco filter, recessed fixed in-ground uplight
ArcLED: S/HJT/LED/20/S/110L1X1/RK, recessed fixed emergency luminaire
ELP: RLD/M3, semi-recessed emergency exit sign
Mode: Architectural Lighting Control System 18 channel, 6 amps and 6 channel, 10 amps
Forma Lighting: 5772, recessed adjustable downlight
Lucent: 160-QT-WW, recessed fixed wall-washer
*All images and information courtesy of into lighting.