Located a stone’s throw away from the famed South Bank and landmark London attractions, Novotel London Blackfriars has become one of the most recent additions to the ever-expanding Accor portfolio of hotels in the capital.
Challenged with creating a sleek, urban-inspired interior scheme, the team at Proof Consultancy specified bespoke Chelsom lighting throughout the public areas, which have been designed to accentuate the hotel’s styling.
Chelsom produced a myriad of striking custom-designed fixtures for the bar, restaurant and reception areas, featuring varying designs of matt black shades with contemporary lines and shapes at the forefront. A duo of five-armed pendants provide dramatic centrepieces above the bar; black powder-coated frames support a contemporary-styled cluster of cotton shades positioned at varying heights, creating visual impact whilst maximising the light output in the bar area.
A succession of industrial-style wall lights – featuring shallow tapered drum shades suspended from long reach arm brackets, designed to throw pockets of ambient lighting on to the tables below – run down the main wall of the restaurant. The bar and breakout areas are lit by slim curved arm pendants supporting over-sized statement shades, lined in a sumptuous sunflower yellow pongee silk.
Reflecting the city locations favoured by the Novotel brand, the contemporary lighting scheme blends efficiency with design, resulting in greatly-enhanced aesthetics of the urban chic aura that Proof Consultancy has created throughout. The project demonstrates how Chelsom’s expertise complements interior designers’ skills to turn their concepts in to reality.