Fortnum & Mason Department Store, Piccadilly, London, UK

In 2005 the Fortnum and Mason department store in London underwent a complete refurbishment. The famous food court is located on the lower ground floor and central to this area was installed a high end wine bar designed by David Collins Studio. Gary Campbell, London partner at dpa, was commissioned to design the lighting for all areas of the refurbishment including the wine bar. In keeping with DCS usual projects the interior design was very high quality, whilst in this concept retaining an impression of a traditional bodega or wine cellar. Indirect concealed lighting illuminated the vaulted ceiling with custom hand blown glass pendants providing ambient illumination. The focal point of the wine bar was a large wine display case with all the necessary environmental controls for expensive wines. To this end fibre-optic lighting was discreet detailed into the cabinetry to illuminate each bottle. A scene set dimming system controlled all lighting and a warm ambient appearance was provided at all times.