15 Mar Award nomination for Dernier & Hamlyn
Dernier & Hamlyn has been shortlisted in the [d]arc Awards for its work at the Nobu hotel in London’s Portman Square.
The project has been nominated in the Art: Bespoke category and the nomination states: “Unlike a restaurant that may only be open in the evening, it was vital for the hotel to feel like a completely different space for a 7am breakfast guest to a 2am dinner, drinks and dancing guest. The lighting needed to be able to change the scene and highlight different tones and materials during different times of the day.
“Dernier & Hamlyn’s artisan team were required to work with a wide range of materials and utilise varied skills to produce the 100 individual bespoke lighting pieces. While they were all crafted from brass and hand-finished in bronze, there very different lighting as art pieces in different areas of the hotel.”
Winners will be decided through votes cast by interior designers, independent lighting designers, light artists, architects and product designers. They will be presented at [d]arc night, the awards party at Fabric nightclub in Farringdon on 31 March.
The event will feature a series of exclusive light installations from collaborations between manufacturer partners and lighting designers.
The [d]arc Awards concept blends the names of Arc and Darc magazines, the widely-read publications for the lighting design industry.