Le Richemond Hotel, Geneva, SwitzerlandHotels
Le Richemond Hotel on the banks of Lake Geneva has undergone a major refurbishment completed in the Autumn of 2007. dpa were responsible for the lighting design in relation to the key front of house areas, which included the main lobby/reception, bar, restaurant, meeting rooms, banquet hall, conference centre and spa. It was important for the lighting design to fully consider the colourful material pallette together with associated textures proposed by interior designer John Stefanidis. The lighting application emphasises the interior design to the full and the result is an impressive lit interior portraying the quality of this prestigious hotel. The use of traditional styled light fixtures and minimalistic architectural lighting combine effectively. The spa area in contrast introduces coloured lit elements, which inject a sense of drama and theatre particularly in reference to the backlit bamboo clad walls, the contoured ceiling design and mosaic floor treatments.