Sunset Impression -Toplum Bar & Restaurant, Dubai
Located in Mirdif City Centre, the restaurant was founded by Sheikha AlMheiri, who also owns Society Café & Lounge in Jumeirah and is operated by MAD Hospitality Investment.
Preciosa collaborated with Vera Dieckmann, founder and creative director of XO Atelier.
Summer holidays in Europe were incorporated into the design language of the six-month project, to create an interior that subverted old notions of luxury and pays homage to regional Mediterranean architecture.
"I wanted to create a contemporary design language incorporating classic forms of Mediterranean architecture, evoking the region's rich materials, soft palette, and lighting."
My task was to translate Vera sketch and Idea into the materiality of Bohemian Crystal.
I am glad I had an opportunity to work with Vera on this particular project. I am incredibly proud that we did it with an innovative approach, and we pushed the limits of the fabrication step forwards. The diachronic and iridescent layers create a beautiful reflection through space.
From concept to installation, creating the Sunset light was a process of intense development and close cooperation between XO Atelier and Preciosa over a five-month period. The result is an elevated, original and collectible piece of design that will now be available for purchase at the Philia Gallery in Belgium.
CID AWARDS 2020 - The restaurant received a ‘highly commended’ honour in the Best Use of Lighting in Interior Design category.
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