The recently opened Holborn Dining Room at Rosewood London offers a menu of British classics with a twist. Its lighting, which was manufactured by Dernier & Hamlyn, complements this philosophy with six eye catching blackened steel oval chandeliers, some 7m long. However their simple lines are not only a discreet hiding place for the emergency lighting that has been fitted to the light fittings’ cross section bars, they are also housing 500 120mm LED globe lamps custom made to meet the exacting aesthetic and energy usage brief from the restaurant’s designers Martin Brudnizki Design Studio.Due to the size of the chandeliers they each have a sub frame adding to the complexity of the manufacturing process which required mixed construction methods incorporating both laser cutting and making sections by hand.
Despite a global search Dernier & Hamlyn and MBDS could not source LED lamps that met the specified criteria for quality, light colour and visual appearance that was required. So working with Midlands based Heritage Lighting, which specialises in LED solutions for heritage buildings, they commissioned bespoke lamps that achieved all of MBDS’ and Rosewood London’s requirements.
Dernier & Hamlyn’s joint managing director Jeremy Quantrill says:
“Whilst having the LED lamps custom made produced the optimum solution for Holborn Dining’s lighting it was quite a lengthy process. But it was well worth the effort and the overall effect is not only visually brilliant but it achieves the longevity and energy saving specifications too.”
Iain McIntosh, Heritage Lighting’s director adds:
“This was a challenging project that was ultimately extremely satisfying and knowing that it was made possible by British companies that are leaders in their respective fields makes it even more fulfilling.”