Northern Lights flicks the switch on timeless lighting at The OWO

Leaders in bespoke artisan lighting, Northern Lights reveals its considered approach to developing its bespoke lighting solutions for such an iconic venue…

circular red and white carpet, red walls and central bespoke light by Northern Lights in Raffles London OWO Atkins Suite lounge

Hailed as one of the most eagerly anticipated hotel openings of the last decade, Raffles London at The OWO remains a talking point across the industry, as it emerges from its phenomenal six-year transformation.

Bespoke lighting to enhance the 120 guestrooms formed an integral part of the renovation vision, led by The Office of Thierry W Despont. It’s no surprise that Northern Lights’ rich 35-year heritage and British craftsmanship was called upon to develop 18 bespoke lighting designs across the exquisite Heritage Suites and guestrooms.

two wing back chairs in front of wooden fireplace surround in the reception of Raffles London

Image credit: Northern Lights / Raffles London

“It was a privilege to be involved in such an iconic restoration project,” commented Donna Bruce, Managing Director, Northern Lights. “It has truly been worth the wait, and I’m proud that Northern Lights have been able to be a part of such a historically significant transformation.”

The timeless appeal of materials such as wood and brass are heightened with sumptuous custom finishes, classically complemented by porcelain and off-white tones. Each individual design displays meticulous attention to detail, celebrating the understated characteristics of enduring and refined style through exquisite craftmanship. The team at Northern Lights developed a bespoke rich bronze finish for the brass components to seamlessly tie the different designs together in a carefully considered yet subtle way.

white and cream hotel suite at Raffles London with bedisde lamps in cream and wood and drum ceiling light above the bed

Image credit: Northern Lights / Raffles London

Throughout the Heritage Suites, three table lamp designs bring soft illumination to the rooms. The Obelisk table lamp, featuring wood veneer with a glossy wenge finish and striking metalwork accents, immediately captures attention. Continuing the wood and metal theme, a rectangular wooden pillar base with brass detailing is finished with a rich red lacquer and custom fabric shade in that further exaggerates its shapely silhouette.

cream, white and wood guestroom with bedside light, ceiling light and standing lamp all designed by Northern Lights for Raffles London

Image credit: Northern Lights / Raffles London

Three-tier conical steel pendants house triple lamps within and are topped with frosted acrylic to beautifully diffuse the light. The steel is finished in a high gloss cream, with contrasting metalwork detailing in bespoke bronze.

Throughout the guest rooms, various table, floor and pendant lights create beautifully soft pools of light, gently emphasizing the interiors. Red leather, glass and blackened steel offer a sense of charm and comfort. A star-shaped bowl pendant, fashioned out of concrete and finished in a white powder coat, projects light on to the ceiling above, whilst telescopic wooden floor lamps with their rich mahogany gloss invite guests to relax and unwind throughout their stay

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Main image credit: Northern Lights / Raffles London