The property on the corner of Marble Arch and Park Lane was once home to The Cumberland Hotel, a favourite of the legendary rock guitarist and singer, Jimi Hendrix, amongst others. The venue has recently undergone a major refit to include two bars, a 370-seat Hard Rock café in the lobby and an onsite ‘Rock Shop’ selling Hard Rock merchandise.
Nulty+ was responsible for creating the overall lighting design, which had to complement each individual space whilst also ensuring that the illumination used was precisely centred on the many pieces of iconic rock memorabilia on display.
The entrance lobby greets guests with a blast of rock-worthy sensory stimulation that is generated by the juxtaposition of brass panels, rods and mirrors, ably supported by Reggiani’s narrow 2W wire-suspended Yori pendants with a 28-degree medium beam in a striking mix of matt black and brushed gold finishes.
The luminaires themselves have been installed in an inverted U-shaped entrance space which from the outside offers a 3000k warm and welcoming lighting configuration that beckons and draws the visitor into the building and towards the reception area.
The suspended Yori pendant fittings in matt black and brushed gold continue through the lift lobby areas as well to create a uniform way-finding lighting solution for hotel guests as well as preannouncing the main drumstick feature over the reception desks beyond. Here the music theme soars with an eye-catching and totally original, bespoke short and wavy drumstick-light-curtain feature, that creates a sparkling and illuminating check-in experience for every visitor.
Emilio Hernandez, Director at Nulty+, comments: “The Yori fitting is a great luminaire with a huge range of finishes to complement the interior designer’s use of materials. The discreet size and minimal detailing allowed it to be used in a range of locations within this project presenting excellent value and quality of light.”