Set in former university offices at Old Shire Hall, the Hotel Indigo, Durham is a venue of Victorian luxury. Brass etchings line its lobby walls, marble tiles adorn floors and stained glass dapples the light in its Rotunda Bar. It's like stepping back into the Middle Ages.
The stunning, Grade II 1890 listed building boasts period features such as tiled marble staircase, wood panelling and stained-glass windows.
Chantelle Lighting was commissioned to provide lighting for the 100-cover Marco Pierre White Steakhouse Bar and Grill, in the 83-bed hotel.
The lighting needed to reflect the existing features, creating a warm traditional feel throughout, with a
slight modern edge.
Taking pride of place above the restaurant is a
ring feature chandelier in an antique finish with 48 individual pendant drops and acrylic shades, handmade by artisan craftsmen and women in Chantelle's Lancashire home.
Measuring 3300mm diameter x 2700mm height, the fitting provides the perfect wow factor.
This is complemented with an industrial feature ring in a blacked industrial finish and 44 dimmable LED bulbs.
Fixed floor lamp in an antique spray with woven shade; which pivot on the base and antique brass floor lamps with opal glass shade offer the mood lighting required, while twin, up and down retro wall lights
with black outer and gold inner, complete the look.
The result is an ambience befitting of the hotel's historic charm, providing the perfect intimate setting through dimmable lighting which creates a warm orange-like glow.