Brief

A vast abandoned 1930’s building overlooking the Georgian capital was transformed into 5 main hospitality areas. Working with designLSM, the brief was to create a retro-modern space with unique bespoke luminaires. The building has many historic architectural features, which were to be accentuated.

Concept

Bespoke lighting features  designed in collaboration with designLSM were used to create a unique styling for each area. The main restaurant  sees circular brass-finish bespoke chandeliers 2 meters in diameter and ground floor restaurant ‘Chela’ has a 6.5m double-tiered bespoke fitting wrapped around integral columns. The bar top in the first floor bar and lounge is made of very thin-cut marble laminated to glass and into integrated LED underneath to emit a soft glow through the material. Into specified LED sources for all architectural lighting, both internally and externally.

Result

A total of 21 bespoke luminaires are included in the project and compliment the brief to enhance the architectural features of the space. The complex is now a major destination venue atop Mtatsminda Hill and was a finalist at the 2014 International Hotel & Property Awards by Design et al.

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