ID / Lighting the interior of Adventure Bar & Lounge at Covent Garden by Light Bureau

A new Covent Garden venue, the fourth in central London owned and operated by the growing cocktail chain – Adventure Bar & Lounge. Light Bureau are please to have provided architectural lighting design to the 160msq subterranean basement bar in Bedford Street close to the piazza.

Working closely with interior designer, Sophie Hibberd, Light Bureau have produced a dramatic solution relying on some simple theatrical techniques whilst producing comfortable lighting to booths for customers to relax and drink.



ID / Tron, a movie-inspired design show by Disney® and DuPont™ Corian®


Corian® meets Disney®


April 2011 – Fantastic sculptures of iconic science-fiction motorcycles, surprising and eye-catching concepts of kitchen, bedroom, wellness, outdoor, home theatre areas and other environments inspired by the movie “TRON: Legacy”… the best of imagination, creativity, materials and technology … Disney® and DuPont™ Corian® lead the ranking of the best exhibitions at the 2011 Milan week of design with their big and spectacular “TRON designs CORIAN®” show.


ID / Light Bureau Complete Hotel Verta a von Essen Hotel

The recent launch of Hotel Verta, situated on the River Thames at Battersea, South London marks the end of 3 years of architectural lighting design input for consultants Light Bureau..



ID / Light Bureau provide specialist lighting to KPMG’s building at Canary Wharf.

October 2010 marked the final migration for staff of international award winning accountancy firm KPMG to their new headquarters 15 Canada Square, London. The move marks the end of five years planning and development for KPMG and three years intensive work for the design team which includes London based architectural lighting consultants Light Bureau.



ID / A ‘Living Lab’: a new generation of pizzeria by PizzaExpress

PizzaExpress is opening the doors to the first ‘new generation’ pizzeria, which will roll out across the UK from next year. In one of the boldest moves in its 45-year history, the brand is redefining the restaurant experience for the 21st Century, focusing on design, acoustics, service and food. The aim is to create a space that feeds great conversation – something that is at the heart of the brand’s mission – by both stimulating conversation and managing sound within the restaurant.

PizzyExpress Richmond



ID / Smart-ologic by Karim Rashid for Corian Dupont in Milan 2010

The exploration of “Smart-ologic Corian® Living”– an evocative home concept composed of garden, kitchen, living room, bedroom and bathroom – is an exciting journey, a plunge into a fascinating world of colours and shapes, a voyage in the discovery of the genius and solutions by Karim Rashid’s “smart design”.

“Smart-ologic Corian® Living” Video, let Karim do the talking.

The tour around “Smart-ologic Corian® Living”

The concepts are based on the formability and the sensorial quality of the wide range of current colours and types of DuPont™ Corian® techno-surface (including also the brand new 2010 Eco-Concrete and Eco-Terrazzo series with recycled content) and on a possible future bio-based evolution of DuPont™ Corian®, a high-tech surfacing material that has already received important independent certifications and recognitions for its environmental performance (like GreenGuard®, NAHB North American Builders Association, U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED® Green Building Rating System, ISO 14025 Green Choice, Ecospecifier, Scientific Certification Systems) and for its hygiene (like LGA QualiTest, NSF International and Royal Institute for Public Health).



Article / Using color in interior design

This article has been updated since its first publication November 20th 2008. Article adapted from Mosaic: Finding Your Own Voice (2008).



Article / Health and safety in interior design

As an interior designer one can not understate the importance of health and safety. The difficulty however lies in the fact that the safety issues he or she should be concerned about stretch over various fields ranging from, safety in the home/space/office/environment where people need to work or live, building safe constructions, to providing a safe working environment for the people who are carrying out the building work.

Many of those safety issues are bound by extensive laws and regulations and it is obvious that covering the whole spectrum of health and safety which an interior designer should be concerned about is beyond the scope of this article. Nevertheless would it be useful to write down a summary, a checklist if you like, of the various health and safety aspects governing our business and provide some leads where to start looking for help, answers and regulations.



Article / Japanese boundaries: A different way of perceiving space

In Japan symbolism, signs, movement, subtle indications or even education can be found as a boundary for space. This may elude the visiting westerner as he is used to the physical barriers which forcefully indicate his course. It does not necessarily mean that the only barriers we westerners recognise are physical, but the sensitivity towards none physical borders is of a different nature compared with the Japanese.