Project Received IESNA Illumination Merit Award
BEIJING, CHINA- When designers wanted to illuminate the prestigious Beijing Lan Club, they looked to WAC Lighting for energy efficient general and accent lighting solutions. The project received an IESNA (Illuminating Engineering Society of North America) Illumination Award of Merit. WAC Lighting, a leading manufacturer and designer of track, recessed, undercabinet, monorail and decorative lighting, develops nearly all of its responsible products in the family owned, ISO 9001-certified manufacturing campus with in-house UL approved testing labs.
The Beijing Lan Club is one of the world's top nightclubs. The vision of Interior Designer Philippe Starck was to create a lavish "junkyard," expressing the idea that luxury, without life or context, is meaningless. The chaotic collage of decorative elements presented significant challenges to the Lighting Designer, J.W. Zheng of bLd Lighting Design Studio at the Beijing Institute of Architectural Design. Mr. Zeng used WAC Lighting recessed luminaires for energy efficient general, spot and wall wash lighting in the VIP Room, Cigar Bar and Private Rooms throughout the club.
In the private rooms, low voltage recessed luminaries were installed in the ceiling and used for accent lighting to highlight the precise details of the sofa, tabletop and curtains. The recessed fixtures add necessary complementary lighting, to the dimmable chandelier. With the decorative lighting, WAC fixtures helped create a comfortable and elegant atmosphere.
Since the physical space is limited in the VIP booths, WAC recessed luminaires used light sparingly to create visual space with hierarchy. Fixtures with Green colored lenses echo the richness of precious jade to create a contemplative, luxurious and den-like room.
In the VIP Booths Corridor, WAC low voltage fixtures, with adjustable trims and interior step baffles, innovatively employ specially designed GOBO lenses to create a theatrical, performance space where patrons can be either performers or spectators, thus evoking a "junkyard" look. WAC Recessed Spotlights, constructed of die cast aluminum and using MR16 halogen lamps, direct patrons to VIP areas, while eliminating unpleasant glare to performers through sophisticated fixture positioning, directing and lens adjustments.
In the Cigar Bar, WAC's low voltage recessed fixtures, designed with pinhole aperture trims with step baffles, were used to brighten the room. Low-level illumination creates a discreet, intimate and masculine space. A mix of shadows and spotlighted objects add an element of mystery to the space.
About the Beijing LAN Club
LAN Club Beijing is an exclusive lounge and restaurant with global artistic taste. Being the only work by renowned artist Philippe Starck in China, LAN holds a large number of art treasures and well-known antique furniture, including world famous hand-made Baccarat crystal chandeliers, and hundreds of world-famous baroque paintings hanging from the ceiling and the walls in unique frames. Additionally, an extremely large oil painting, spanning over 10,000 square feet, canvas painted by 20 foreign artists, was cut into pieces to fit LAN, which now form the walls of the 35 private rooms. LAN features a fresh looking oyster bar, a luxury cigar room, a red wine chamber, a classic English bar and a restaurant serving Contemporary Cantonese cuisine highlighting specialty dishes from all over China.
French designer Philippe Starck has developed the Beijing Twin Towers with glamor, making eye candy the real main course at this seen-and-be-seen restaurant and club, where some of China's top stars go to dine, imbibe and party. The restaurant serves some of Beijing's most delectable contemporary cuisine, and the club's cocktails are actually worthy of their high price tags.
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