Dernier & Hamlyn shows new theatre in its best light

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    Dernier & Hamlyn has replicated eleven Georgian Colza style wall bracket light fittings for the recently constructed Howard Theatre at the University of Cambridge’s Downing College. The three arm light fittings were cast in brass and finished with a bronze effect and feature shades with clear inner glass and sandblasted outer glass .

    Quinlan and Francis Terry, Roger Barrell said:
    “These elaborate Georgian style light fittings were designed to complement the theatre’s architecture. Dernier & Hamlyn’s meticulous manufacturing processes have ensured that the lighting is both a practical and beautiful addition to the Howard Theatre.”

    The 160 seat theatre was designed by architects Quinlan and Francis Terry LLP and combines the latest environmentally sustainable technologies, such as ground source heating and rainwater recycling, within the classical styling initiated by the College’s first architect William Wilkins. Its construction was made possible by a £9.2m donation from the Howard Foundation, and completes the Howard Court.

    Daniel Fountain / 05.03.2010

    Editor, Hotel Designs


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