We created the lighting design for the first Nobu restaurant in Monte Carlo, the conversion of an existing restaurant within the Fairmont Hotel Monaco into a significantly more modern space.
Working with Martin Hulbert Design and for the owners of the Fairmont Hotel, 4 site visits were required to take the brief, design, inspect the build and commission.
A bar always looks at its best when the spirit bottles up lit well. 10 degree narrow beamed downlights pin point pools of light onto the bar to create a rhythm of contrast at night
The challenge was to create intimate dining experiences within a large open plan space. The sushi preparation areas had to be very well lit for the safe use of knives, without spoiling the lighting balance within the restaurant.
Candle light was chosen as the preferred source of table lighting for the evening service scene setting.
A large and sprawling sculptural framework was designed on plan to run throughout the space, which required subtle illumination to accentuate its three dimensions and drama.
The lighting scheme could not include any loose standing table or floor lights with limited scope for in ground uplights, so it became a ceiling orientated lighting scheme by default.