A challenging three year residential project to create a dynamic space for the well-travelled client. The strong architecture of the 5th and 6th ﬂoor penthouse in central London took centre stage allowing the lighting to provide the necessary theatre. With an abundance of daylight, the lighting brief was primarily focused towards task and drama. A dominant feature to the ﬁfth ﬂoor was the introduction of a cantilevered wine cellar which projects from the side of the building. To ensure this still felt as if it was ‘ﬂoating’ the onyx ﬂoor was backlit. The exceptional wine collection is discretely lit with tiny inset LEDs whilst the central pendant warms the brickwork and assists in balancing the layers of light. The beautiful tiled kitchen ceiling is framed by linear lighting set within the original steel beams.
The accentuated architecture is graced with additional task and decorative lighting. The sixth ﬂoor is dominated by steel framed views across London. Light IQ believed the ultimate realisation of the scheme was to install panels of light within each of the frames which could gradate and change colour at whim. . This dramatic scheme was linked through to the clients sky bar where a homemade inﬁnity light effect was created within 150mm.
This was a unique project, realised beautifully by a talented team and an exceptional client. The seamless integration of technology ensures the spaces comes alive at the touch of a single button or rests quietly allowing the buzz of London to be the only distraction required.