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Eneko at One Aldwych

Michelin-starred Eneko Atxa’s stylish Basque restaurant and wine bar opened in the heart of London in September.

DHA Designs worked alongside Casson Mann who introduced a sleek copper staircase from street-level to mezzanine and revealed and restored the original steel columns to give a greater sense of space to the below-ground dining room.

DHA Design’s scheme features concealed LED sources to give the impression of natural light falling into the space, making the restaurant light and airy by day, then switching to a cosier ambience from warm colour temperatures after dark.

The space is relaxed yet theatrical with each curved booth spotlit like a stage, with a backdrop of sculptural flowers.

© Nick Rochowski

Opus Anglicanum @ The V&A Museum

Opening in October 2016, DHA Designs were delighted to work on this beautiful collection of Medieval Embroidery.  The exhibition was designed by Line Lu
nd of the V&A, who created a permanent-looking exhibition to house these very fragile and rare works.

DHA focused around 400 fibre optics and other spotlights on site to create a delicate lighting solution to every object, working together with a range of lenders including the Vatican, the Royal Collection and many churches and cathedrals.  DHA ensured that the astonishing details, thread-work and images that have been preserved in these objects could be seen.   The lighting and design creates a series of jewel boxes that illuminates these beautifully preserved artefacts, which sparkle under the careful lighting, even at only 30 – 50 lux.

Many of these objects are rarely displayed and they won’t be brought together again, so it was a privilege to light such a special and unique exhibition.

https://www.vam.ac.uk/exhibitions/opus-anglicanum-masterpieces-of-english-medieval-embroidery

 

Train Like A Champion – BXR London Opens

DHA-BXR-GF-RING WALL COLOUR-04BXR London, the first boutique high-end boxing gym in the capital, opened this week to its new members. DHA Designs provided the lighting design, from concepts through to commissioning. The club includes a full size boxing ring and state of the art gym equipment on the ground floor, with three studios, a juice bar, spa and treatment rooms on the lower ground floor.

Lighting was supplied by FactoryLux, EcoLED, Hera, Philips and Dynalite.