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.”

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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.