I love when a designer can take the most ordinary objects, manipulate them, and create something that’s entirely unprecedented. Just have a look at the Kostam at the Prince Albert.
Chef Oliver Rowe sought to open a restaurant that served food sourced specifically within the boarders of the Greater London area. Using an old pub located in Kings Cross as his new restaurant location, he partnered with the designers at Heatherwick Studio in hopes of bringing new life to this otherwise ordinary facility. Hoping to maintain the integrity of the building during it’s redesign, the designers looked for ways in which they could completely transform the space, while keeping the majority of the original design in tact.
The grand idea came with the necessary need to add lighting to the tables. Instead of inserting you typical pendent, Heatherwick Studio’s had another idea. They decided to use these fine metal chains to create these beautifully designed lighting fixtures. Once completed, they would not only enhance the interior decor, but since they could also be seen from the street, entering guest now knew that the typical pub experience was not to be expected.
The lighting fixtures are made using stainless steel and nickel plated chains, reminds me of something I might see on the end of a dog tag. Draped in bundles and hung over hooks in the ceiling, the links are then showered downward to provide this dreamlike view and low light ambiance.
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