Photographer: Richard Southall
Quaglino’s flagship restaurant in London has undergone multiple renovations in the past, including notably by Terence Conran in the 1980’s. Last year, the iconic restaurant underwent a multi-million pound transformation to celebrate 85 years of Quaglino’s iconic heritage. Russell Sage Studio kept elements of the original Art-Deco theme and assigned Into Lighting as lighting design consultants with the brief of a scheme which suited the luxurious interior. The majority of the scheme involved designing precise architectural lighting which Into Lighting built on top of with a textural lighting scheme.
Into Lighting appreciated the minimal design of the Evo X16 and specified them in black to complement the dramatic interior of the venue. As the luminaires could not be recessed, Into Lighting required a luminaire with an integral driver. Precision Lighting supplied the Evo X16s on monopoints to fulfil this criteria. The luminaires were used to illuminate the sides of the pillars and to highlight design features within the venue, including artwork along the walls. They were also used to provide light to the tables where honeycomb louvres were supplied to minimise glare and maximise viewing comfort for guests.
The overall result is striking and impressive; an iconic finish for an iconic name in the hospitality industry.