Hotel and Restaurants Lighting

Four Seasons Restaurant

  • Company
    Tillotson Design Associates
  • Lead Designer
    Suzan Tillotson, Erin Dreyfous, Megan Trimarchi
  • Categories
    Winner in Hotel and Restaurants Lighting
  • Location
    New York, United States

This new home for the Four Seasons required a fresh update while paying homage to its predecessor. The primary objective of the lighting is to create a high-end dining experience for patrons where everyone “looks and feels beautiful." For this reason, harsh down lighting was avoided in the main dining room. In its place, a custom decorative installation of intersecting bronze tubes provides soft indirect light, capable of light levels ranging from 1 to 20 foot-candles for the lunch to dinner transition.

The moody bar space is anchored by a central sunken bar with table lamps highlighting a gold- backed glass bar top. The windows are lined with grazed curtains of hand-blown gold-flecked glass beads, providing sparkle.

In the procession from the bar, a dimly-lit oxidized brass tunnel with miniature point-lights acts as a runway, emphasizing a feeling of compression before opening up to the brighter main dining room featuring an up- lit ceiling with a custom tubular pendant, creating a soft and diffuse quality of light.

The lighting of the entire restaurant is seamlessly integrated into architectural details whenever possible, leaving only decorative fixtures exposed and visible.