Chelsom create bespoke lighting scheme for Novotel London Blackfriars

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    A stone’s throw away from the famed South Bank and landmark attractions such as the London Eye, Tate Modern and St Paul’s Cathedral, the beautifully designed contemporary Novotel London Blackfriars became one of the most recent additions to the ever expanding Accor portfolio of hotels in the capital.Challenged with creating a sleek ‘urban’ inspired interior scheme, the team at Proof Consultancy Ltd specified bespoke Chelsom lighting throughout the public areas designed to accentuate the hotel’s styling, demonstrating how Chelsom’s expertise complements interior designers’ skills to turn their concepts in to reality.

    Chelsom produced a myriad of striking custom- designed fixtures for the bar, restaurant and reception areas featuring varying designs of matt black shades with contemporary lines and shapes at the forefront. A duo of 5 armed pendants provide dramatic centrepieces above the bar, black powder coated frames support a contemporary styled cluster of cotton shades positioned at varying heights to create visual impact whilst maximising the light output in the bar area.

    A succession of industrial style wall lights run down the main wall of the restaurant featuring shallow tapered drum shades suspended from long reach arm brackets designed to throw pockets of ambient lighting on to the tables below while both the bar and breakout areas are lit by slim curved arm pendants supporting over- sized statement shades lined in a sumptuous sunflower yellow pongee silk.

    Reflecting the city locations favoured by the Novotel brand, the contemporary lighting scheme blends efficiency with superior design resulting in greatly enhanced aesthetics of the ‘urban chic’ aura Proof have created throughout.

    Daniel Fountain / 24.02.2014

    Editor, Hotel Designs


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