One of Mayfair’s finest squares is home to Vedanta’s new headquarters, where the inside is as exclusive as the outside. The refurbished office space exudes high-end and is full of innovative, chameleon-like design details.
As part of the lighting scheme for the communal areas and meeting rooms we were tasked with turning the impressive Corian ceiling into a stunning diffuse light feature, through a series of colour-changing oculus luminaires.
We designed and manufactured 15 light fixtures referred to as “moons”, along with one large “sun” for the Chairman’s office.
The custom pieces are made from a combination of sheet metalwork and dome-shaped diffuser, vacuum formed from a matt finish acrylic. They were recessed in to the sculptured Corian ceiling and mounted to a strut, and then sealed – to millimetre accuracy – in place.
The statement installations add a sense of otherworldly, celestial drama to the space; as people walk through the “hallway of mirrors” the interactive luminaires come alive, reacting to movement with a range of hues. The surrounding downlights create a shaft of light reinforcing a sense of daylight cascading into the space, which bathes people in a pool of illumination.
The moon and sun luminaires work with the flexible office space by providing a variety of lighting scenes that can instantly change the ambience and tempo. LED pixels within the main body of the installations can be individually controlled, by a custom-designed lighting system, to create dynamic white light effects for day-to-day use and a multitude of vibrant colour-changing effects for events.
Images © James French