There are many ways in which interior design experts can use light fittings to enhance the look of a building. Whether they opt for modern lighting or more traditional products, these additions to a property serve both a functional and an aesthetic purpose.
According to the Jewish Chronicle, one construction that uses such things to good effect is the Fairmont Peace Hotel in China. Located by Shanghai’s Huangpu River, the hotel was recently reopened after being refurbished. Originally constructed in 1929, the property was the brainchild of Jewish financier Sir Victor Sassoon.
He wanted to create “the most beautiful hotel east of Suez, and the most modern”.Spanning 11 storeys, the green domed building contains an atrium characterised by Art Deco white and black Italian flooring. Made from marble, it has geometric patterns created using mosaic tiles in colours such as mother-of-pearl, teal, chocolate and cream.
Meanwhile, the light fittings are Lalique and they are complemented by the stained glass in the roof.To complement the modern lighting and eye-catching decor,there is a restaurant on the ninth floor that has “eye-popping” views across the river and another eatery,as well as a Jazz Bar that is styled as a “mock-Tutor smoky English pub”.According to the publication,the hotel,which took two years to renovate,would be to Sir Victor’s tastes.It stated: “No doubt Sassoon would find this 21st-century incarnation suitably beautiful and modern.”
Many hotels use lighting to great effect these days. Indeed, as well as utilising such equipment in their interiors, many have it outside too as a means of attracting attention. Such style statements can help set establishments apart from their competition. And, if the design specialists involved are savvy, they do not have to cost much money either, making special lighting particularly appealing to business owners.