My favorite modern lighting experts, PSLAB, has done it again with a cocktail bar and restaurant called Iris. With each and every project they never fail to amaze. I really appreciate that they don’t use the same ideas or fixtures in their work, each new project has a completely different feel and application.
The open air rooftop bar is unusually narrow and linear, requiring a strong response to break up the space and respond to the outside environment. The line of the first area with its major central bar element enhances this linearity, and the perspective is very specific. On either side of the bar, depth is provided by the second table third seating areas with their stepped levels. From the entrance, any lighting solution will be partly concealed as the space recedes away from the viewer, but a strong insertion into the space will also define the mood as people enter the bar.