Yauatcha City, Broadgate Circle
London,  United Kingdom

When Yauatcha opened a second London restaurant in the City, the owners wanted it to have a different vibe from the original (and much-loved) Soho branch. At the same time, they knew it needed to feel just as convivial and cosy, despite its significantly larger size.

To fulfil the brief, we decided on an architectural lighting concept that paired “drama” with “intimacy” and worked seamlessly with each element of the interior design. First, the drama. Adhering to the maxim “You don’t get a second chance to make a first impression”, we paid particular attention to the staircase leading to the first-floor restaurant. Giving it a stunning starlit ceiling and illuminated glass balustrade, it certainly is impressive and memorable. The restaurant reception area is also given special treatment: the soft blue backlighting and backlit aquarium are key brand elements that suggest this isn’t just a meal – it’s a distinctly “Yauatcha” experience.

In order to create an intimate, friendly atmosphere, we opted for more simplistic touches in the dining and drinking areas. Bespoke bone white china pendants hang elegantly above diners, providing soft, warm lighting without being distracting, while ambiance is added to the bar areas through the use of illuminated corian bar tops.

The final result is exactly as we’d hoped, and restaurant critics and diners alike feel we’ve created the perfect atmosphere for dim sum in the City.
Nulty+ is an award-winning independent architectural lighting design practice. We collaborate with architects and designers to provide innovative lighting designs, tailored to each individual project. We use light to reveal and accentuate the architectural environment, while recognising the importance of creating solutions that are easy to maintain and cost-effective.

We strive to reduce the environmental impact of our designs by maximising energy efficiency and minimising light pollution and trespass, and by sourcing equipment with minimal embodied energy. Our solutions are innovative and often exceed current legislation and regulation.

We work across a broad spectrum of sectors including: education, exterior/public realm, healthcare, hospitality, museums, residential, retail and work place.
Address: The Tower, 7th Floor, 11 York Road
City: Waterloo
State: London
Country: United Kingdom
Phone: 0 (207) 401-3635
Website: http://www.nultylighting.co.uk
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