The theme of the light show was ‘old giving life to the new’ in an event that symbolised the rebirth of Bankside Power Station as the new Tate Modern.
Lighting dedicated to the display and enjoyment of over 3,300 bottles of rare vintage collectable single malt and blend whiskeys.
Working with young aspiring designers, an experimental temporary lighting installation investigating concepts of motion, movement of people and traffic.
For one of the Dublin’s landmark hotels we took a leading role developing the lighting feel and mood for each of the spaces, designing and specifying key decorative and technical lighting features.
Working with Softroom’s highly textual design we experimented lighting discarded bottles and repurposed market palettes and developed a cable light inspired by Picasso’s light drawings.
Lighting to complement and enhance the existing chic interior.
A relaxed, vibrant Brazilian barbecue restaurant where the food is cooked in a theatre kitchen, glowing kites fly around the space and coils of white and amber festoons suggest a warm laidback ambiance.
Conceived as a temporary installation overlooking the Thames next to London’s iconic South Bank Centre this low-cost build project became more permanent and one of Wahaca’s most successful sites.
With inspiration from a trip to Sao Paulo the design of this restaurant celebrates Brazil’s rich character making extensive use of found and recycled materials to create vibrant dining experience.
We focused on light being used for creating focus and ambience as well as countdown and building pre match excitement.
Very diverse and contrasting lighting techniques were used in the Diamond Club to differentiate and celebrate the qualities of the different club rooms.
The Grove’s newly extended Glasshouse Restaurant & Bar presents a ‘multi-cuisine’ dining experience and relaxed bar and garden terrace.
Working with fellow lighting designer Gary Campbell, our task was to create a night-time destination for Freeport, Europe’s largest designer retail outlet in Lisbon.
A plush design for the Langham’s six bedroom private suite that would indulge even the most elite traveller.
Defined by pieces of art by French string artist Sebastien Preschoux, walls made up with recycled railway sleepers and miles of yellow rope, the lighting design was fundamental to control the atmosphere and bring the space to life.
A funky playful university campus style meeting venue in the Hyatt Regency Hotel at Charles De Gaulle Airport in Paris.
In the Gallery 5 Café we wanted to use lighting to encourage the continuation of wonder in a more amiable and intimate atmosphere.
Integral to the image of Sophie’s Steakhouse the GLS lamp is used as a symbol of the restaurant’s simple honest approach to food. This restaurant also features a fibreoptic installation carefully arranged through the restaurant and an internally lit decorative GLS showcase.
Working on the Guinness Exhibition, we wanted to use lighting to reflect the mood of the building as ‘big, strong and honest.’
The Wigmore on Regent Street embraces London’s timeless pub styles.
Our collaboration with musician Matt Johnson and video artist Vicki Bennett blends light, sound, form and music for The The’s 2018 Comeback Tour.
Working with 20:20 Design Studio we developed the concept for lighting one of the most important remaining picture houses from the golden era of cinema.
Being voted ‘Virtuoso Hotel of the Year 2018’ was the reward for three years of very hard work lighting all the guest areas.
Building on the story of a magical girl locked in the ‘Toy Kingdom’ for 100 years to play with all the toys, this Harrods project gave us the perfect opportunity to use a wide range of theatrical and display lighting techniques to create playful colourful environments.
The commissioned installation is the centre piece of a newly completed teaching block, designed to complement the observatory.
We designed the lighting to set the perfect mood and ambiance for relaxation, fitness, and a full menu of treatments and therapies on offer.
An interactive design for a central London home.
A lighting approach where dining zones were lit using techniques we’d normally suggest for the rooms of a chic house – the dining room, sitting room and kitchen etc.
A nine-metre high sculpture on the roof of Gothenburg’s Röda Sten Konsthall. Inspired by the Soviet-era Sukhov radio tower in Moscow.
Warm tones, diffuse light, soft pendants that subtly vary in colour create a relaxing uplifting space. Gentle changes in mood and atmosphere are evoked by the setting of a neon sun installation.
Kate and Sam are speaking at Lux Live on 18 November, giving a presentation on how lighting has boosted the brand of Mexican restaurant chain Wahaca. More details of the event can be found here.
A fun but challenging basement restaurant with no natural light.
Lighting concepts for 40 refitted bedrooms in the Swiss ski resort chalet hotel in Zermatt.
Heritage lighting for the restoration of ‘Wales finest Georgian house’ opened up to the general public with a genealogy exhibition, function rooms, a café restaurant and small retail outlet.
Lighting for Bonhams Auction House exhibition rooms with a façade scheme designed to lift their presence from Knightsbridge after dark.
Inheriting Le Pain Quotidien’s existing lighting scheme we developed a new lighting approach which grew out of the chains’ homely and wholesome ethos.
Once a derelict Grade II listed water tower, this home artfully combines the old with the new.
A colourful design for the ‘Experience Floor’ in the Bloom Hotel for a large multi-purpose conference space, presentation rooms, meeting rooms and relaxed breakout spaces.
Lighting design for the pre-function, meeting rooms, ballrooms and sales office.
A collaborative Anglo-Swedish installation in Edinburgh. Red light circles the Radio Cineola tower creating contrast and shadows with it’s own control of time and communication.
In this project, we aimed to create a sequential lighting experience, incorporating the correct ambience for each stage of the performance.
In the playful design of the Millennium Dome’s Skyscape, we wanted to use light to entirely immerse visitors in the space.
Working with Softroom’s architectural approach using materials and textures to divide spaces rooms are lit to enhance the restaurant and create a visual impact from the street.
Lighting Design Concepts for one of the oldest 5 Star hotels in Switzerland.
Within a ‘black box’ environment, lighting is fundamental in producing the desired atmospheres and seamless barrel ride experience.
Embracing the hotel’s relaxed and friendly ethos, a scheme inspired by the architecture with a nod to its thirties roots and embracing the enviable art collection.
Working with architects ‘Softroom’ lighting designed to evoke the colourful, sunny and vibrant atmospheres of a Mexican street food market.
A community project with St Joseph’s Primary School where the children repurposed discarded drinks bottles into unique colourful hand-painted shades.
Visa’s European Headquarters is the largest in its global network of innovation centres. A lighting scheme was required to lead partners and clients through the various features of this “state-of-the-art facility”.
The Science of Survival Exhibition in London’s Science Museum guides visitors through striking coloured pods where children and adults design their own food, vehicles and homes of the future.
A magical walled garden set within a beautiful Wiltshire country estate.
In 2010, we worked on the landscape of Heatherwick’s pavilion, a delicate cube like structure built from thousands of radiating cilia.
A project where lit elements include an impressive back lit yellow puzzle wall, signage lighting that focuses on walls and artwork and jewellery-esk chains with integrated LEDs to light tables and seating.
Lighting for a sweet inspired visitor attraction telling the story of York’s important sweet manufacturing history.
We explored in depth the opportunities provided by the simple GLS lamp; a beautifully minimalist light source that creates warm hues and filament glows.
Lighting for an open plan bowling alley designed to define and divide areas into clearly identifiable zones.
A bespoke development overlooking Trafalgar Square of four luxury contemporary apartments for BMB developments.
A sophisticated lighting scheme that enhances the interior of the Veranda Restaurant in Stockholm’s premier five star Grand Hotel.
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