Project: Studio Frantzen
Location: London, United Kingdom
Award: Individual Project Interiors: Lighting Design, Silver, 2023
Design Practice: Lighting Design International
Client: Frantzen Group
Studio Frantzen offers an immersive, experience-driven restaurant at the top of London’s most iconic department store. The brief for the lighting design was to echo the luxurious setting and stellar reputation of Harrods. The restaurant is an amphitheatre of Nordic energy – reflecting the eclectic Scandi/Asian menu – and sprawls impressively through a double-height atrium to the roof terrace.
In the atrium, the lighting emphasises the grandeur of the space, with sophisticated concealed lighting and a bespoke feature chandelier. In the bar and restaurant, lighting creates a warm, calming and intimate atmosphere. Striking cherry wood panels in the atrium are complemented by colour-tuneable linear LED to harmonise with the timber and changing daylight.
All other linear LED is high-colour rendering 2300K extra warm white, with high levels of bespoke detailing to conceal the light sources from view. Feature lighting and table lighting boasts precise optics, glare control and meticulous dimming, providing further comfort for guests while subtly highlighting the highly curated art, interior design and food.
Photo credit: Andrew Beasley
ARCHITECT: Woods Hardwick
INTERIOR DESIGNER: Joyn Studios