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Buddha-Bar New York

Prize(s) Winners in Hotel and Restaurants Lighting
Company Expolight
Lead Designers Mykola Kabluka
Interior Design Company YOD design lab
Photo Credits Andrii Bezuglov
Project Location Buddha-Bar New York, 62 Thomas Street, New York, NY 10013
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Entry Description
Buddha-Bar is an iconic spot right in the heart of New York.
For this project, we have developed complex lighting and a permanent light-projection installation on the dominant parametric statue of Buddha. We stepped away from the traditional golden statue and offered to make the Buddha ephemeral through the laser 3D mapping on a sculpture made of glass slabs.
The custom software controls the sculpture's lighting from overflowing the scattered light into the digital projection with a cross-fade effect and keeps the balance of the interior light so that it does not degrade the contrast of the projection.
We have designed niches in furniture and interiors to hide powerful light sources and achieve glare-free lighting. The reflected light around objects creates a luminous aura and emphasizes the mystical atmosphere of the bar.
The dramatic light dominates the bar lighting. The light spots are shifted to vertical surfaces and hardly touch the floor, indicating only steps and height differences. Spherical double-contoured accents on the tables are balanced by the dark atmosphere of the bar. The vertical strokes of light on the sophisticated details and textures add volume to the space.
Company Description
The lighting company with 19 years of lighting experience
Professionals with MA in Lighting Design
We provide a full range of quality services in the sphere of lighting, taking care of all the research and development, providing customers with aesthetically pleasing and optimal solutions.

Our experience is more than 1500 large- and medium-scale completed projects, both in Ukraine and abroad.

The public facilities that we work with become pearls of cities, while private houses and apartments are the pride of their owners.