The Royal Exchange, Fortnum & Mason

London, United Kingdom

Fortnum & Mason


Universal Design Studio

James Newton
Leisure and Retail

Architecture + Environment

On 12 November 2018, iconic British brand Fortnum & Mason opened a new store and bar/restaurant within the beautiful courtyard of The Royal Exchange.

Our lighting design contributes to an impression of elegance and warmth that supports a luxurious dining experience.

Working closely with the other members of the design team, we extensively tested and mocked up lighting details for each aspect of the bar and dining tables, using a range of colour temperatures to enhance the structure and bring out the colours in the material palette. Details are rigorously considered so that the light sources are almost imperceptible, allowing the food, drinks and faces to appear naturally vibrant and appealing.

For the retail outlet, we built on the strategy we created for Fortnum & Mason's central Piccadilly store. High levels of contrast draw attention to the merchandise, while a bespoke dimmable display system with moveable shelves provides maximum flexibility. Animated light filtering through custom chandeliers provides an injection of visual interest after dark.

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