Architectural lighting design and supply consultancy Studio N says it has completed the lighting scheme for the new Saffron Restaurant housed within the imperial setting of Atlantis, The Palm in Dubai.
“The luxurious setting for this bright hospitality space encourages family dining and the large offerings of themed plates and delicacies have captured the attention of many in Dubai. The lighting design throughout the restaurant complements the interior design vision,” says a spokesman for the Dubai-based consultancy.
According to him, emphasis was placed on highlighting key decorative features as well as implementing a functional and practical lighting scheme for the new Asian buffet-style dining restaurant. Creating a seamless shift between the breakfast and evening dining experiences was a priority and the lighting ensures an atmospheric and dynamic setting for every guest, he says.
A combination of gimbals and low glare downlights are spread across the space to give a flexible base level of functional lighting within the restaurant. Smaller lighting elements within shelving units and certain decorative fixtures provide a layer of accent lighting, which creates an intimate and atmospheric environment.
“As many of the surfaces are reflective, light sources needed to be well hidden to prevent reflections and unnecessary light spill within the space,” the spokesman points out.
“The combination of cove lighting, decorative feature lights, cleverly concealed joinery lights and hidden low-level lighting creates the perfect ambiance for each occasion. Whether it is bright breakfasts, moody dinners or the infamous brunch that goes from mid-day till late, the lighting encourages conversation, relaxation and a unique dining experience for all,” he adds.
Studio N is an architectural lighting design and supply consultancy that delivers creative, simple lighting solutions to the interior, architecture and landscape sectors – from bars, restaurants and hotels to private residences, offices and retail spaces.
“We keep things simple: we interpret your brief, take on board your requirements and offer up the best creative solutions. We’re flexible in the way we work, adapting our scope to suit each and every project. Most importantly, we deliver projects quickly and efficiently, making the whole experience streamlined,” he concludes.