12 things every hotelier should know about lighting

12 things every hotelier should know about lighting

Hotel lighting is a complex area, and has a huge impact on the finished project. Whether your hotel is an off-charts success or utter disaster can lay on the lighting scheme. You are really best off leaving it to the professionals but if you are determined to go it alone, here are the 12 most important points by hotel lighting expert Neil Knowles.

Studio 29 hits stately tone on London's first royal avenue

Studio 29 hits stately tone on London's first royal avenue

After the success of the revived lighting on Regent Street, the design for Lower Regent Street had to maintain an equally grand tone, or risk demoting a beautifully crafted boulevard into an after-thought. The lighting design for the Sofitel ensures that Lower Regent Street makes the most of its regal style, prompting it to appear much more royal and refined than its famous brother. In our latest Lux Awards profile we talk to Tony Rimmer of Studio-29, who approched the lighting of the hotel as the culmination of twenty years of hard work. 

Into Lighting takes Britain's first gym from boxing ring to Belle Epoque

Into Lighting takes Britain's first gym from boxing ring to Belle Epoque

The German Gymnasium in London's King's Cross has a fascinating history and has gone from being Britain's first gym to being one of London's finest new restaurants. Into Lighting developed a Lux Award nominated lighting scheme for the listed building's interior, which resembles a modern take on the glamourous Belle Epoque stations that could be seen across Europe before the start of the First World War. 

Arup brings intimacy to Tate Modern's vast extension

Arup brings intimacy to Tate Modern's vast extension

The opening of The Switch House extension to London’s Tate Modern has been the art event of the year. Designed by Herzog & de Meuron the 64.5-metre-high tower adds 6o percent more exhibition space to the already gargantuan gallery that is one of London’s most popular visitor attractions. Arup provided the lighting design for the original incarnation of the Tate Modern and were appointed to provide the design for the extension.

The best of Lighting Spy

The best of Lighting Spy

Lighting professionals: What you see may upset you. Ray Molony counts down Lighting Spy’s Top 40 worst crimes, blunders and screw-ups.

 

How to light a gym

How to light a gym

In Lux's latest Design Clinic, technical editor Alan Tulla sets out three alternative ways to light a gymnasium.