Banqueting Suites IBIS Stevenage

Banqueting Suites IBIS Stevenage

The Forum Conference Suites were a £2.5 million refurbishment of an unoccupied floor within Fairview Hotel Group’s IBIS in Stevenage.  Given a blank canvas, we provided the lighting design that impacted the interior design, supplied all the lighting and managed the installation throughout.

Key lighting decisions:

  • 6 large coffers (18m x 5m) were created each with RGB colour mixing LED around the perimeter.
  • Creation of striking horizontal lines of light around the walls by hiding LED tape within bespoke extrusion. By day the walls and columns come to life, by night at a function these lines become a major feature and echo the colour lines of the coffer.
  • Scene sets for multi functional use  and sub division of the open plan space for multiple use of the rooms.
  • 2700K dimmable LED downlights
  • Design of the bar, Reception, Side Lounge and WC’s.

This is what we began with…

Andrew Orange, the owner of Orange Lighting qualified and worked as an interior designer in 1993 before specialising in lighting working on high profile projects based in London. Since starting Orange Lighting Ltd in 2003 he has been sharing his knowledge and unique teaching style mostly to his designer clients, offering practical real life advice born from running a busy consultancy and lighting supply business. Launching in 2020, his blog has evolved into Quick & Easy Lighting, curating some 25 years design experience into making the lighting choice and design process achievable and easy to understand for all.