Since opening in 1929 Quaglino's has undergone numerous face lifts, the most recent reflecting its original 1930s look as they focus on bringing back its days of glamourous evenings with ‘dressed-up’ dining and night-time music entertainment. Interior design agency Russell Sage Studio and lighting consultants Into Lighting were selected to complete the £3-million revamp, creating a design consisting of heavy art deco styling with a mink, gold and pewter colour scheme.
D&D London, the restaurant group behind Quaglino’s, approached Concept Bars to create a cocktail bar which was to bring the ‘wow’ factor as diners walk down the signature staircase into the restaurant, whilst reflecting the brand’s heritage as it serves classic and champagne cocktails to London’s finest.
The glamorous bar top, which surrounds a central bar housing a vast range of spirits and glasses, is built from a metal framework which has been beautifully finished with mink coloured leather and brass. At just 8mm thick, Applelec’s LED Light Sheet was built into the slimline framework to illuminate panels of resin which sit above it. The panels are fitted with 2700K LEDs, the warm colour temperature chosen to compliment the design of the restaurant. The LEDs are IP67 rated to offer enhanced protection from any spillages or water ingress.
It was crucial that the bar is easily mobile as it is required to be moved to reveal the ballroom floor for special events. The bar is constructed of nine separate parts which connect together with bespoke clips, each section is individually dimmable allowing control over the mood of the bar at different times of the day.
On working with Applelec on the project, John Richardson, design and projects director at Concept Bars stated: ‘We used Applelec’s LED Light Sheet as we know that we can always rely on them for excellent customer service, detailed product information and speed of manufacture.’
Photography: Emphasis Photography®