Prize(s) Honorable Mentions
Company THE VIEW lighting design bureau
Lead Designers Maria Kalmykova and Lyudmila Materova
Interior Design Company MODGI GROUP design studio
Photo Credits Denis Denisov and Dmitrii Tsyrenshchikov
Entry DescriptionMonza restaurant is located in Saint Petersburg in a former royal carriage museum. The building retains its authentic features, such as arched panoramic windows and vaulted ceilings.
The first lavish restaurant hall hosts exquisite dinners. In the second “secret” hall, the guests get involved in a spectacular immersive show.
The main objectives of lighting design were to support the overall concept of contemporary luxury, meanwhile preserving the heritage architecture and keeping the space visually neat.
For delicate work with the volume and plasticity of the central vaults, we used miniature spotlights with an adjustable optic. Oval beam spotlights illuminate the arches on the sidewalls emphasizing their elegant shape and relief.
The bespoke chandelier creates a festive atmosphere and serves as the favorite photo spot for the guests. Tiny lampshades sparkle like a diamond in the frame of heritage architecture.
Pendants equipped with professional narrow beam lamps create the appropriate lighting for the spectacular serving and guests’ comfort. Hidden light sources inside furniture support the visual purity. The control system helps to create the right atmosphere.