With its unique, waterfront location, authentic local cuisine and faultless interior, At Sea in Dronten, the Netherlands, offers a truly unique dining experience.
The restaurant’s interior has been thoughtfully designed with the surrounding landscape in mind and Crestron – a leading provider of control and automation systems – was keen to ensure that the lighting system should reflect this same level of care and consideration.
A team from acclaimed Crestron integrator, Morelight, welcomed the challenge of designing and installing an innovative lighting control solution. “We were absolutely delighted to be asked to help with this innovative project and knew that by using Crestron products alongside our creative lighting design we would be able to achieve a brilliant combination of creativity and technology,” explains Ben van de Bunt, creative director at Morelight.
Thanks to Crestron’s DINAP3 processor, efficient control of all track, pendant, LED strip and wall lights, are managed, with a number of scenes pre-programmed into the system. The tuneable luminaires can be controlled to imitate the changing tones and colours of the sunset, while also cleverly embracing the natural light occurring outside.
Dimmable pendant lights – suspended impressively from the ceiling – can be adjusted to accompany the rest of the lighting scheme, along with the wall lighting.
To complement the interior style of the restaurant, Morelight has installed the space-saving TSW752 touch screen featuring a clean, contemporary appearance with edge-to-edge glass and advanced high-definition Smart Graphics.
In total, 64 fixtures were installed into the space and, thanks to Crestron technology, each can be perfectly regulated to achieve any atmosphere with only one touch of the predetermined settings.
“We could not be more thrilled with the lighting features that Morelight installed within the restaurant,” comments restaurant owner, Janine. “The Crestron control panels are so incredibly easy to use and the ability to manipulate the light in order to mirror the sunset really is a very special addition.”