Casa Botelho and TM Lighting’s design collaboration creates an ultra-luxurious cocktail experience – with a martini served in its best light.
Over the years, the martini has become one of most recognised and celebrated drinks of the rich and famous. Described by Brooks White as “the elixir of quietude” or the drink that made Hemingway “feel civilized”.
With a shared obsession for art and light, (and a sophisticated tipple!), TM Lighting – British designer and maker of a new generation of LED luminaries for the art and high-end retail market – collaborated with luxury emporium Casa Botelho to create a bespoke martini table, The Bronx Table Light, an innovative adaptation on Casa Botelho’s Bronx range within the Martini Collection.
Casa Botelho’s love for symmetry and Art Deco design, and of James Bond movies, started the collection to fulfil a design need for small, statement, worldly and sexy tables for the glamorous home setting for serving and enjoying a cocktail. The elegantly designed Martini Collection has historic and global influences. The sculptured geometric shapes give a gentle nod to Art Deco, while the materials and finishes, reference a more Bauhaus style. The martini tables are versatile and offer an extra arm’s length comfort – a must for enjoying your favourite cocktail!
Creating a colourful cocktail like no other, The Bronx Table Light makes the cocktail the star of the show, perfect for low-lit spaces and intimate cocktail lounges. Like a jewel in a crown, the high-performance LED creates a sparkling prism upon the crystal martini glass, showcasing the vibrancy of the cocktail in full spectrum – thus, the cocktail becomes a work of art in-itself.
A pool of light upon the table top not only focuses on your cocktail, but also creates a seductive pool of light that draws you to a specific seating location – a destination for enjoying your cocktail. This alleviates the overcrowding that a table, together with a floor lamp in cosy cocktail lounges and lifestyle projects can create. The lighting element is in- built to the table frame, so the piece is all-in-one, eliminating need for an additional source of light.
João Botelho, Founder and Creative Director of Casa Botelho comments “Lighting has always been my favourite element of an interior space. I love the way a chandelier can transform a room, how diffused light can evoke a sense of sensuality, and how a glamorous lamp can not only be a statement piece but also play a functional role in the ambience of space. I’ve been waiting to find the right partner to develop a Casa Botelho lighting piece, and when I met Harry and Andrew from TM Lighting, it was a perfect match! By bringing together our Bronx Martini Table and TM Lighting’s exceptional expertise, we’ve created an elegant rendition that offers an ultra-luxurious cocktail experience with a pop of illuminated colour!”
Harry Triggs and Andrew Molyneux, Co-Founders and Directors of TM Lighting comment: “We love innovating, so when João Botelho approached us about a design collaboration, it presented a rare challenge and a wonderfully creative opportunity for TM Lighting to expand our portfolio within luxury interiors. Combining Casa Botelho’s glamorous style with TM’s ethos to create the truest experience of colour through our high colour rendition LEDs, we’ve achieved an entirely unique product to launch at Clerkenwell Design Week in Spring 2017. And – of course – who doesn’t love admiring a beautifully presented cocktail before enjoying it?”
Contact details for enquiries: João Botelho e: firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.casabotelho.com
On 14, Jul 2017 | In News | By ADMIN
TM Lighting Official Art Lighting Partner for Masterpiece London 2017
TM Lighting is delighted to announce their collaboration with Masterpiece London as official ‘Art Lighting Partner’ at pivotal art event during the capital’s Summer art scene.
TM Lighting partnered as art lighting specialists across specific aspects to the fair, including lighting a series of major exhibits, showcases and installations using TM Lighting products. The partnership follows a series of high profile projects from TM Lighting, including most recently supporting Damien Hirst’s presence and ‘comeback’ at this year’s Venice Art Biennale.
“We are pleased to welcome so many world-renowned exhibitors this year and we look forward to another outstanding edition of Masterpiece London, where galleries will represent the very best in their fields across categories. This year we are proud to partner with TM Lighting as our Art Lighting Partner who will be lighting several of our monumental sculptures and artworks within the Fair, as well as The Cape Reimagined, an exhibition by Burberry, and our brand new Patron & VIP Lounge.” Philip Hewat-Jaboor, Chairman of Masterpiece London
Helix, Sandra Blow, 1990, courtesy Fine Art Society
Masterpiece Fair, painting by Hiroshi Senju, Waterfall, 2014, Sundaram Tagore gallery
Lynn Chadwick ‘Sitting Figure’ Bronze, 1962, Pangolin
As art lighting specialist, TM Lighting has looked carefully at the overall space, the specific needs of each gallery and the artwork itself including both 2D and 3D pieces, before developing the bespoke lighting solutions. Below is an outline of the exhibits, spaces and installations which have been lit by TM Lighting at Masterpiece London 2017.
Located in walkways throughout the fair, significant artworks supported by TM Lighting include: An Eduardo Paolozzi bronze head (c1957-8) for Offer Waterman Gallery, ‘Sitting Figure’ (1962) in bronze by sculptor and artist Lynn Chadwick for Pangolin, ‘Waterfall’ (2014) by Japanese painter Hiroshi Senju for Sundaram Tagore, a historic pair of cannon cast by Spanish gunfounder Mathias Solano (c1747) for Peter Finer, ‘Helix’ by painter Sandra Blow for The Fine Art Society and a Roman statue of Silvanus in marble, dated 1st Century A.D. for Colnaghi.
– This year, Masterpiece launched MASTERPIECE PRESENTS, a new large-scale exhibition space supported by TM Lighting and showcasing a specially commissioned installation by Iván Navarro, enhancing the Fair’s contemporary offering. The artwork Impenetrable Room, 2017, has been commissioned by New York based Paul Kasmin Gallery, who join the Fair for the first time.
– TM Lighting has also lit and supported ‘The Cape Reimagined’, an installation by Burberry, the fair’s Preview Day Partner.
– Internationally renowned and award winning Interior Designer, Maurizio Pellizzoni, has designed the Lecture Theatre at this year’s Masterpiece, with a theme of ‘Secret Garden’. Featured works here include several acrylics by John Golding for Piano Nobile, works from Louise Nelevson from Cortesi Gallery and Ricardo Mazal and Sohan Qadri for Gallery Sundaram Tagore.
– Masterpiece London’s Principal Sponsor, Royal Bank of Canada, has presented photographs by contemporary Canadian artist Edward Burtynsky within the RBC lounge; TM Lighting have lit a key piece situated in the entrance to this space – ‘Phospher Trailing Pond’ #2 (2012).
– TM Lighting has showcased the different effects light can create in lighting precious jewels, working with fine art jewellers Symbolic and Chase to highlight the beauty of the jewellery on display, in addition to a showcase chandelier from Mauritz Waldemeyer and working with TM Lighting LED elements.
– TM Lighting lit the new Patrons and VIP Lounge in collaboration with Cox London and Tim Gosling Design
– TM Lighting has provided specialist art lighting for The Fine Art Society’s stand as well as antique clock dealers, Carter Marsh & Co.
For Masterpiece London 2017, TM Lighting previewed a new lighting product developed specifically for Masterpiece; the Zero150, a gallery spotlight with narrow optics and a magnetic, quick change lens, which is ideally suited for lighting in galleries with tall ceilings and rolling collections.
Harry Triggs and Andew Molyneux
TM Lighting is steered by recognised experts and Co-founders Andrew Molyneux and Harry Triggs. It is from their combined backgrounds in lighting and product design, along with a shared passion for art, which has seen the business grow from inception in 2012 to become the UK’s leading art lighting specialist in 2017.
‘’We are honoured to be supporting Masterpiece London as the event’s official art lighting partner. We have been involved in the event in previous years with several of our clients and for 2017, will also preview our Zero150 light which will be used in lighting some of the magnificent artworks which can be seen this year’’ Andrew Molyneux, Co-founder TM Lighting
Images of artworks lit by TM Lighting, photography Marcus Peel.
Images of Harry Triggs and Harry Molyneux pictured in The VIP and Patrons Lounge
– Masterpiece London runs from 29 June – 5 July, 2017 at South Grounds, The Royal Hospital Chelsea, London, SW3 4LW. Masterpiece London 2018 returns 28th June.
– TM Lighting – Manufacturers and Lighting Specialists
TM Lighting work closely with some of the world’s most prestigious clients to light and preserve their art collections, through vastly superior lighting, combining their products with technical expertise and a highly specialist advisory service.
TM Lighting design and manufacture award winning luminaires and lights which incorporate advanced LED technology and a unique balance of colour rendition, temperature and consistency. Superior picture and accent lights ensure the colour within each artwork is rich, the canvas evenly illuminated and the pigments conserved. Clients range from stately homes such as Goodwood House and Hampton Court Palace to high-profile global galleries and auction houses such as The National Gallery, Christie’s and de Pury, high-end retail spaces such as Harrods and Selfridges and a roster of private clients, collectors and residences all over the world.
– More about Zero150
Zero150 is a gallery spotlight with narrow 4 and 9 degree optics and magnetic quick change lenses. The 4˚ narrow beam width is really important as it is difficult to achieve with LEDs. Galleries with tall ceilings need narrow beam spotlights as the diameter of the beam gets larger and more diffuse the further away you get from the light source; narrow beam lights are better for lighting sculpture. The snap on lens is perfect for ‘selling’ and ‘public’ galleries with rolling art collections as it makes the focusing element much faster and allows us to change the beam width to wider beams, or add other accessories key to the focusing of the artwork.
– For sales enquiries please contact: TM Lighting, Unit 10, 21 Wren Street, London, WC1X OHF / 020 7278 1600 / email@example.com
This Summer, the Magma Group of artists will be exhibiting new paintings in a show entitled ‘Spectrum’. The theme of the show is in response to the exhibition venue, TM Lighting, designers and makers of specialist lighting products for the art market.
Works of intense colour saturations, and of relatively large scale will aim to create a dynamic with the lighting design. The artists have produced works that will particularly benefit from TM Lighting’s technology used to ensure the colour within each artwork is rich, the canvas evenly illuminated and the pigments conserved. The paintings will range between the figurative and abstract, and high-performance LED lighting will be used to excite the eye in interesting and subtle ways, to show the paintings at their optimum.
Private view: Wednesday 7th June, 6pm – 9pm
Exhibition dates: 8th June – 25th August 2017 open weekdays by appointment.
Location: TM Lighting Exhibition Space
Exhibiting artists: Kimbal Quist Bumstead
Gary William Myatt
Images by the artists can be seen at www.themagmagroup.co.uk
TM Lighting provided specialist art lighting for Art Circle, an innovative art platform which organises museum-quality pop-up exhibitions worldwide with the aim of promoting Modern and Contemporary Art. Curated by Bettina Ruhrberg The Focusing Room includes works by artists, Adolf Luther, Alberto Biasi, Heinz Mack, Christian Megert, Nicolas Schöffer, Peter Sedgley, Nanda Vigo. Read more
TM Lighting provided specialist art lighting for an exhibition at Ben Brown Fine Arts, Mayfair.
Providing high colour rendition ZeroSeries LED accent lights brings out the vibrancy and bold colours within the works, creating impact and bold contrast in the dark space. Read more
TM Lighting have collaborated with luxury design emporium, Casa Botelho at Clerkenwell Design Week showcasing the new Bronx Table Light, an innovative and glamorous cocktail table, and lighting an artwork by Thomas Zanon Larcher, with our sleek, high CRI Slim Light Pro.
TM Lighting are delighted to have provided specialist art lighting for JGM Art’s stunning new contemporary gallery space in Battersea. TM Lighting utilised the ZEROFIFTY range of accent LEDs to provide excellent lighting for the galleries changing exhibitions of contemporary aboriginal art. To find out more about JGM Art, run by Jennifer Guerrini-Maraldi, and their exhibitions visit their website.
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Harry Triggs and Andrew Molyneux met at university, studying industrial design. Triggs went on to be a lighting consultant and Andrew a product designer but in 2012 they combined forces to launch TM Lighting, helping clients to create the perfect lighting conditions for works of art.