Our Latest Project
We are thrilled to share our latest project, custom restaurant lighting for Oliver & Bonacini’s Beaumont Kitchen. The new restaurant is located within Saks Fifth Avenue at Sherway Gardens mall in the west end of Toronto.
The goal of the project was to strike a balance between comfort and sophistication. To execute this unique vision for the space, Oliver & Bonacini brought in award-winning design studio, Moncur Design Associates Limited. The design studio commissioned VISO to design-engineer and manufacture all restaurant decorative lighting for the project.
From a design standpoint, the main challenge for the project was to determine how to incorporate the existing heritage columns into the space. The columns were load bearing and could not be removed. Instead of trying to hide the columns, the design studio chose to highlight them.
Moncur provided VISO with the design intention for a gorgeous sculptural chandelier to be affixed to the heritage column in the centre of the restaurant. This creates a distinct focal point in the room and anchors the space. Additional custom light pendants and globes were also designed to compliment the chandelier.
VISO Design Engineering and Manufacturing
To bring the sculptural chandelier to life, we design engineered a circular cuff structure to affix around the column. The cuff measures 824mm in circumference, 610mm in height and 100mm in depth. It also includes LED strip lighting at the top and bottom of the structure for additional light.
Pipe brackets threaded on the inside are welded to the cuff structure to secure 53 gorgeous brushed metal arms. Measuring in length between 2852mm and 693mm, the metal arms hold LED edison bulbs which cast soft, warm light.
We used high-end materials such as clear smoke glass, hairline bronze plated metal, frosted glass domes, magnifying glass and high-end polycarbonate to finish the custom restaurant lighting. The chandelier and many of the light pendants were finished in hand-painted matte hairline bronze to fit with the modern, contemporary décor of the restaurant. We used soft, frosted globes and trendy edison bulbs to create a comfortable, inviting atmosphere to encourage guests to linger and enjoy the restaurant.
VISO strives to offer the highest level of customer service at all times. As a value-added service, we partnered with O&B and Moncur to develop and install a dimming system for the space. The dimming system allows the restaurant to ensure light levels are consistent throughout the space and allows the restaurant to set the mood and atmosphere of the space by adjusting the brightness of all lighting.
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