Northern Lights elevates dining experience at Radisson RED

Radisson RED Liverpool was once used as student accommodation, but has recently been transformed by KONCEPT ID into a stylish boutique hotel with bespoke lighting handcrafted by the team at Northern Lights…

restaurant tables in front of central bar with suspended statement globe lighting above the tables by northern Lights

Radisson RED Liverpool has been reimagined to shelter 201 guestrooms, five meeting rooms and a restaurant and bar, all while maintaining the building’s Grade II listed original features. In conjunction with the statement lighting from Northern Lights, the design celebrates the high ceilings, archways and exposed brickwork to perfection. Incorporating luxurious materials, including marble, velvet, leather and sumptuous rugs, contemporary and decadent influences are fused effortlessly to great effect.

statement light suspended from ceiling in hotel lobby above seating

Image credit: Radisson RED Liverpool

Working closely with designers KONCEPT ID, Northern Lights were tasked with developing an array of bespoke lighting for the Stoke restaurant and bar to capture the overall design intent whilst elevating the dining experience of the hotel’s guests. For luxury dining spaces, achieving the perfect balance of light diffusion and warmer, lower lighting conditions is critical to maintain an intimate setting where guests will linger longer.

red velvet seating around the bar with industrial inspired lighting feature above by Northern Lights

Image credit: Radisson RED Liverpool

In the restaurant, sectional feature pendants are suspended over tables to provide a warming halo effect to diners below. Due to the sheer size the pendants were manufactured in four sections, each featuring a powder-coated matt black frame with rolled reeded glass to provide soft light diffusion. Each part was then hand-assembled and fixed to create a goliath fitting spanning the large ceiling area.

To create a fully connected experience, the same style fixture sits above the bar, having been duplicated, stacked and fitted with a gantry that houses various liquor bottles. Such well-considered illumination works to create an inviting space that welcomes and draws guests in, whilst balancing functional needs of the bar area.

Nestled between the bar and the booths, a rounded seating area is cleverly illuminated by an assembly of fixed seat top lamps. The dramatic curved stems of the fixtures house six threaded acrylic globes, giving almost a ‘streetlight’ effect in their appearance whilst retaining the luxury design principles of the brief.

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Main image credit: Radisson RED Liverpool