Iconic British brand Fortnum & Mason have recently opened a new bar/restaurant and retail outlet within the neo-classical setting of the Royal Exchange Building in London.
The lighting design by Speirs + Major is beautifully complementary, characterised by rigorously considered details and collaborative integration.
The resulting warmth and ambience supports a luxurious dining and shopping experience. At the centre of the atrium, the new bar shimmers like an art-deco cocktail cabinet, exuding welcome. Food, drinks and faces appear vibrant and appealing.
Through exceptional attention to detail, we have used light to enhance the structure, delivering ambience and functionality, all the while remaining unobtrusive.
For the retail outlet, we built on the strategy we created for Fortnum & Mason’s central Piccadilly store. The focus is on creating high levels of contrast to draw attention to the vibrant merchandise, providing maximum flexibility, and an injection of visual interest with animated light for after dark.
Client: Fortnum & Mason
Architect: Universal Design Studio (UDS)
Lighting Design: Speirs + Major
Photography: © James Newton & Speirs + Major