2012

OBIKÀ
MOZZARELLA BAR
LONDON

Project:
Obikà Mozzarella Bar, South Kensington

Client:
Obikà

Architect:
Labics

Location:
London, UK

Categories:
Restaurant

Surface:
223 sqm

Photographer:
Luke Hayes

The new restaurant/bistrot in London project had as a central theme the focus on the detail and the highlight of the quality of the products that travel from Italy up until the UK. The lighting project elaborated by Metis Lighting had to underline this intention and for this reason all the lighting layout was articulated by small and substantial lighting details. The lighting approach was based on scenography principles starting from the basic concept of illuminating only where necessary: narrow beam lighting fixtures focused on the tables, on the product as exhibited on the shelves and on the bar counter.

Due to the dark toned finishings of the space and the shielded light fittings, an invisible light atmosphere is created, accentuating the scenographic concept. Lighting is an active component in the space though being almost difficult to notice. A diffuse lighting component is introduced over the bar counter from a big scale lantern-like decorative structure sheding the seatings with an intimate light. Apart from this structure, glasses and bottles are also allocated in hanging glass shelves and give out a shimmering effect under the direct light of small spotlights. The lighting scheme included also the new illumination of the façade, with small projectors focused on the logo for increasing the restaurant’s identity and presence on the corner of the building.
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