Located in the busy borough of Camden in North West London is the large office complex Central Cross.
Lighting designers Pritchard Themis were employed to design the lighting scheme for the 57,000 square foot commercial premises at 1+2 Stephen Street and enlisted UFO to assist in fabricating the pendant fittings that feature throughout the property’s vast reception and lobby areas.
When they approached us Pritchard Themis already had stock of the 900mm diameter circular pendants but needed our help in illuminating them, so we set about designing and fabricating the rest of the concept. We began by creating the metal brackets which hold in place the Xicato LED modules that illuminate the gold interior of each pendant.
The small opaque acrylic diffusers which emit warm ambient light onto the area below were then added. These are double skinned to prevent the LEDs from being seen from below, thus creating a more aesthetic appearance.
We then fabricated the hollow, metal central arms which house the electrical wiring and control gear for each pendant. The upper section of each arm spans 900mm in length and connects to the ceiling rose and plaster in ring, whilst the lower section supports the metal bracket and LEDs within the pendant bowl. A spigot joining piece connects the two sections of arms and bowl in place.
The central arms were powder coated in-house in a polished brass finish to match the interior shade of each pendant bowl, completing the overall look.
Images courtesy of Nick Rochowski
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