the work of the interior designer Nini Andrade Silva
ighting fixtures from the Italian company L&L Luce&Light add the all-important final touches to the WC Beautique Hotel di Lisbona project, the work of the acclaimed Portuguese interior designer Nini Andrade Silva.
A building’s facade is unquestionably the primary expression of its personality, particularly if that building is a hotel. In the case of WC Beautique Hotel, set in a multicultural area of the city, skilful use is made of light to attract the attention of passers-by. Light2Life, the Portuguese team behind the lighting design, has succeeded in showing the whole building in its best light, enhancing the concept and the colour palette, so that, as soon as visitors cross the threshold, they are captivated by the uniqueness of the hotel, not least because the reception resembles an actual spa.
The enchanting use of lighting, with its transparencies and reflections, and backlit surfaces, creates a truly breathtaking effect. The fixtures used in the hall, corridors and restaurant are L&L Luce&Light Quad 6.1 ceiling recessed downlights, 6W, 5000mA, 3000K white light, with 56° adjustable recessed optics.
Both inside and outside, Light2Life have used a wide range of fixtures from L&L Luce&Light, specialists in lighting for architecture. Their design for the facade involves vertical beams of light, parallel to the hotel’s neon signage, and projected upwards, and for this the team has employed Kleo 2.0 outdoor projectors // 4000K, 20W, 16° sharp optics, in an anthracite finish. These beams are mirrored on the building’s ground floor by others directed downwards, produced by Kocca 1.1 wall-mounted fixtures // 4000K, 8.5W, 230Vac, with diffuser, in anthracite. Their pared-down design means they are perfectly camouflaged in the architecture.
The horizontal underscores are created using River Wall 1.2 surface-mounted linear profiles // 4000K, 10W, diffuse light, length 520 mm.
The external lighting is completed with Lira 1.0 step lights // 4000K, 6W, with asymmetrical optics, and the low-power recessed fixtures Bright 1.0 // 3000K, 2W, 40° and Bright 1.1 // 3000K, 2W, 10°.
Subject // WC Beautique Hotel, Lisbon, Portugal
Project by // Nini Andrade Silva
Light planning by // Light2Life, Lighting Design
Vicenza, 12 November 2018
L&L Luce&Light is an Italian company that specialises in the design and production of lighting systems using LED technology for indoor and outdoor applications. Internationally renowned and respected in the lighting design sector, L&L has realised many exceptional projects around the world. Among the company’s main strengths are the high quality and reliability of its products, which are entirely developed and produced in its factory in Vicenza. L&L also pays special attention to the sourcing of its materials, in order to retain the core value on which its operation is based: products that are Made in Italy.
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