Prize(s) Winners in Bar and Restaurant Lighting Design
Company dpa Lighting Consultants
Lead Designers dpa lighting consultants, Michael Curry – Senior Associate
Other Designer's names Interior Design: Martin Hulbert Design and Studio Umut Yamac
Client Coworth Park
Photo Credits Courtesy of Martin Hulbert Design; Photographer: Mark Bolton
Other Credits Operator - Dorchester Collection
Completion Date September 2022
Project Location Sunningdale, Ascot
Entry DescriptionWoven by Adam Smith is a reimagined Michelin-starred culinary experience set in the luxurious spa hotel Coworth Park.
Each table is carefully curated by Martin Hulbert Design with a sculptural conker shell and stem as a focal element. The adjustable cantilevered table light, designed by Studio Umut Yamac, is in a lowered position to accent the sculpture. When seated, the light is raised to light the whole table ready for dining. Above the diners the 'Loom' sculptures glide across the ceiling with concealed integrated uplighting. The screens below echo the same design vernacular as the 'Looms', again with concealed linear lighting.
We were involved with all aspects of the lighting specification and integration for both architectural and sculptural lighting by Studio Umut Yamac. Lighting has been integrated into shelving displays and interior details such as the ceiling and wall coves as well as spot lighting throughout to accent interior features and walls. Lighting mock-ups with the design team were integral to the success of the project.
All elements within the restaurant are dimmable via a new lighting control system to give the flexibility of utilising the artificial lighting to 'lift' the space with appropriate levels of light during the day and add to the memorable dining experience in the evening.
Sustainability ApproachThe lighting design and equipment has been carefully detailed to allow for easy replacement and recycling throughout which aids to the circular economy. Each lighting element is LED and a lower powered source has been used to further ensure only the required amount of light (and power) is used. An important consideration and essential lighting element is the lighting control system to ensure that selected lighting is used and dimmed to provide the maximum efficiency of the lighting scheme, which also ensures the lighting isn’t left on through the night.