Project Description

The opulent Rosewood in London has unveiled its latest drinking and dining destination, The Terrace. Transformed by award-winning landscape designer Luciano Giubbilei, the year-round garden is reminiscent of a quintessential English garden with seasonal flowering plants in textural woven willow baskets throughout.

Classically pruned London plane trees form the overhead greenery while the intimate yet dramatic lighting scheme which was designed by Foundry, creates an inviting and stylish destination for guests to socialise in after dark.

A stainless steel structure fabricated from solid 50x50mm profile provides an elegant foundation in which the majority of the lighting has been subtly incorporated, while custom trunking discreetly conceals the cable routing and keeps the visual impact of the lighting equipment to a minimum. Special mounting brackets that clip into the trunking allow the high level lighting to be attached to the structure and to accentuate the retractable awning and tree canopy above.

Bespoke frame-mounted LED downlight fittings which were designed by Foundry and manufactured in-house by UFO Lighting are used throughout to highlight the stainless streel structure and tables below. Having been specifically fashioned to the same specification as the 50x50mm profile and powder coated to match, the cube-shaped fittings blend so seamlessly with their surrounding environment that they appear as being a streamlined extension of the structure.

Each fitting has been fabricated from anodised aluminium and fitted with a brass insert for added warmth and a feeling of luxury. Internally the use of the 1w Cree chip and narrow optics provide the tight beam and quality of light needed to create dramatic pools of light on the tables below.

Images courtesy of Foundry Light+Design and James Newton Photographs.

Project Details

  • Client: Foundry Light+Design
  • Category: Decorative/Functional Lighting
  • Completion: 2015

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