Celebrating five years of the Awards, a unique pop-up bar / restaurant concept was created for this year's ceremony, held at London's Farmiloe Building in September. The event organisers invited winners from previous years to 'think outside the box' and each create one of five different themed pop-up spaces using only those products found in supplier 'boxes'.
Glowing bar tops, the illumination of temporary graphic archways and lit seating features, LED Light Sheet was featured throughout the five event spaces. Designers of Box One, Estudio Nomada, specified shaped pieces of LED Light Sheet that slotted together to form giant grids which were then suspended as lamps.
Architect José Antonio Vázquez explains: ‘While designing our space, we tried to give all the materials and products assigned to us a twist. Our intention was to experiment with LED Light Sheet and give it a different use to innovate and suggest new possibilities for it.
‘We wanted to completely expose the material to show its thinness and designed a system based on a 60º grid to make it solid and rigid. The result was the design of two suspended lamps and the concept could be developed in further shapes and formats. Estudio Nomada specialises in mixing technology and modernity in a decorative way so the possibilities that LED Light Sheet brought to our design fulfilled all our demands as creators.’
At the Awards, the overall winner of best bar was the ME London hotel’s Atrium Champagne Bar by Foster + Partners which features an LED Light Sheet illuminated ice tray.
Credits: Images courtesy of Restaurant and Bar Design Awards