Design Research Studio (DRS) has created the interiors for a new bar and restaurant on The Strand, London under the creative direction of Tom Dixon. BRONTE overlooks Trafalgar Square and is inspired by the history of the Strand, Victorian explorers, extraordinary collectors and the 'Cabinet of Curiosities'.
Tom Dixon products featuring at BRONTE include: FADE: A cluster of gold Fade pendants sits over the dining booths, the fading metallized surfaces referencing heat and smoke rising from the kitchen. FADE's teardrop shape focusses the lightbulb's output into a satisfyingly round and luminous circle, acting as the ultimate oversized spotlight. The metalized finish is unusual as it graduates from completely reflective to transparent in an even fade along the body of the light.
CURVE: A new curved geometrical light that pushes the boundaries of thin sheet etched metal fabrication. With its microscopic precision-pierced surface and soft nickel silver coating, Curve internally reflects and emits a filtered glow of ethereal light.
PLANE wall: A large grid of Plane wall lights in the ceiling coves throughout the restaurant. Minimalist yet expressive, our PLANE wall lamp is constructed from two interlocked square brass-plated steel frames that enclose a double-layered white glass sphere. PLANE wall emits a soft ambient light and can be used in multiple configurations either on the wall or on the ceiling.
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