I love getting emails form Ramzi over at .PSLAB because that usually means they have finished a new project. MYBAR is one I really like. Instead of trying to provide lighting around exposed duct work they incorporated the duct work into the design of their lighting. I said it before and I will say it again “Rock Stars of Modern Lighting” More images after the jump.
The dining area is characterized by visible white ducts covering the ceiling and maintained over a two-level bar connecting the dining area to the drinking area. The furniture layout in this area follows the layout of those ducts. We chose to use the visible ducts in order to create a lighting system unifying the two main sections of the space (drinking/dining). Hence, we developed lighting fixtures in white finish, fixed to the ceiling on the sides of the ducts. To have a rectangular horizontal beam of light centered over the tables, a gap created by the circular opening of the duct defines the shapes of the objects.