Project Description

Soutine, St. John’s Wood

Taking inspiration from the great boulevard cafés of Paris, and the artistic history and heritage of St John’s Wood, Soutine is an informal neighbourhood rendezvous from restaurateurs, Corbin & King.

The original building became the Anglo-French Art Centre, and was opened by returnees from the Parisian Arts Community. The space evokes the Arts and Crafts Movement, whilst taking visual cues from Edwardian architecture which is prominent in the bespoke wooden chandeliers and glass wall lights we designed and manufactured.

In keeping with Brady Williams’ signature style, the key design feature within the formal dining room is the ornate stained-glass skylight which sheds a natural glow over the rich maple timber furnishing. This artificial skylight was designed by us and uses LED light sheets, which were mounted on top of layers of diffusers to soften the light. Tuneable LEDs were used so we could programme the lighting from a cool white colour temperature, to a very warm colour for the evening scene, before switching the lighting off for the late evening to achieving a true skylight effect.

The bespoke hand-painted mural wrapping the staircase to the washrooms is lit by our bespoke spotlights, accentuating the bespoke feature chandelier, that echoes the spirit of the neighbourhood in the early 1900s. All the decorative lighting was designed in collaboration with Brady Williams to create a unique period lighting and interior design.

Standard Products Installed: LCA downlight, LCF downlight

Bespoke Products Installed:  LED Light sheets, Wall lights, Track lights, Chandeliers