The recently-opened Holborn Dining Room at Rosewood London offers a menu of British classics with a twist. Its lighting, which was manufactured by Dernier & Hamlyn, complements this philosophy with six eye-catching blackened steel oval chandeliers, some 7m long.
However, their simple lines are not only a discreet hiding place for the emergency lighting that has been fitted to the light fittings’ cross section bars, but they are also housing 500 120mm LED globe lamps custom-made to meet the exacting aesthetic and energy usage brief from the restaurant’s designers, Martin Brudnizki Design Studio.
Due to the size of the chandeliers, they each have a sub frame adding to the complexity of the manufacturing process, which required mixed construction methods incorporating both laser cutting and making sections by hand.
Despite a global search, Dernier & Hamlyn and MBDS could not source LED lamps that met the specified criteria for quality, light colour and visual appearance that was required. So working with Midlands-based Heritage Lighting – which specialises in LED solutions for heritage buildings – they commissioned bespoke lamps that achieved all of MBDS’ and Rosewood London’s requirements.
Dernier & Hamlyn’s joint managing director Jeremy Quantrill says: “Whilst having the LED lamps custom-made produced the optimum solution for Holborn Dining’s lighting it was quite a lengthy process. But it was well worth the effort and the overall effect is not only visually brilliant but it achieves the longevity and energy saving specifications too.”