Thursday, June 7, 2012

Let there be light

The lighting installation that Thomas Heatherwick designed for Konstam restaurant at the Prince Albert is a twist between Miss Havisham's parlor and a cave sketch from Scooby-Doo.  Hung from 57 windows are fine metal chains that create a lighting web over each table.  In total, 110 kilometers of stainless steel chain were used to rather effectively screen the exterior road from vantage points within. The intimacy this creates for the occupier of the space is fabulous.