Fine dining deserves fine lighting: Amethyst Restaurant, Mayfair
6 Sackville Street, London, W1S 3DD
Set in the heart of Mayfair, Amethyst restaurant, owned by Sahand and Laura Jalali, is the epitomised passion of Head Chef Carlo Scotto, providing a vivid and beautiful menu inspired by his experiences and influences around the globe. Offering a culinary journey’ of Nordic and Japanese cuisine with French and Arabic influences, Amethyst showcases meticulously crafted plates featuring clever and creative flavour combinations that delight the senses.
The restaurant’s interior design features matt grey stone walls, dark wood and deep purple velvet chairs. The surrounding ambient lighting is provided by discreet wall lights, using concealed joinery. This illuminates and softens the concrete finish of the walls without over lighting the space, crafting a cosy, intimate and seamless feel throughout the restaurant.
As a further complement to the exquisite lighting design, a Casambi control system was installed. This provides the restaurant management control of the lighting effects, to adjust scenes and timings as the restaurant develops, an important feature for a dining experience that prides itself on providing dishes focussed on seasonal availability.
Moving downstairs to an area designed for a more intimate dining experience, the interior design reflected a warmer, increasingly personal experience with lower ceilings and wooden tables for each group.
This space is designed to be flexible and adaptable for both individual dining or a private group, with tables frequently repositioned. The lighting solution needed to replicate and highlight this versatility and be modified to suit the layout.
A clean rectangular track was suspended close to the ceiling, allowing for maximum head height for the diners below.
Spotlights were grouped in two control groups, the first set lighting the tables - with a spot per table - and the second set lighting artistic wine bottles that line the wall for ambience.
At the end of the room, a feature stone slab in tones of violet and green is displayed on the wall, this was lit with a soft halo of light to highlight both the stone, and the texture of the wall behind.
Described as “one the UK’s best restaurants’ by The Guardian, Amethyst has become a focus and destination for fine diners looking to experience meticulously prepared dishes within a striking yet comfortable atmosphere.
Through an aligned focus on attention to detail, Xavio designed, sourced and co-ordinated the installation of a holistic lighting solution that elevates the fine dining experience through equally fine lighting.
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