Manchester Unity Lobbies
We were in initially commissioned to provide a one for one upgrade of the 1990s light fittings in the lobbies. However, we presented a second option that gave the lobbies a state of the art design with a 1930s ambience. The design of the new lift lobby pendant was inspired by the dome in the lift car. We took the dome and inverted it to create the form of the pendant. In order for the fitting to light the space well, it was important that it also lit the ceiling. Multiple samples and on site mock ups were needed to create the appropriate ambience. We decided to light the corridors with a simple uplight to showcase the ornate ceiling and then provide dramatic accent to the space by lighting the plaques from concealed linear lighting.