Roux at Parliament Square
On 09, Oct 2017 | In Project | By ADMIN
TM Lighting were commissioned by Rosendale Design, interior designers of the newly opened Michel Roux Junior restaurant, Roux at Parliament Square to provide specialist art lighting for artworks within the refurbished spaces. To work with the sophisticated redesign, TM Lighting provided superior LED Slim Light picture lights to illuminate new artworks throughout the restaurant. The sleek minimalist design of the slim lights, finished in antique bronze, worked with the interiors providing vibrant even light distribution across the paintings, creating warm pockets of light within the space, whilst also highlighting rich gold and green tones in the painted wall panels.
Rosendale Design was appointed to work on the Roux at Parliament Square project following a number of other successful projects completed by the company.The refurbishment has enhanced the restaurants elegant 1920s feel and has introduced more modern influences to give the space a contemporary lift.
Dale Atkinson of Rosendale Design comments: “Roux at Parliament Square is located in an old Georgian house and when people were being taken to the back room, The Drawing Room, to dine they felt like they were being taken away from the main area and all of the hustle and bustle so our biggest challenge was to create a space that overcame that. With the design, both rooms are pretty much designed exactly the same and when you go from one to another, you don’t feel like you are going to a lesser space. It was always called The Drawing Room but there were no drawings or references as to why it was called The Drawing Room so we have found some old architectural drawings, from RIBA, of the square itself and they will be framed and hung up in that space.”
Following the re-design, Roux at Parliament Square now perfectly mirrors Steve Groves’ style of cooking – classic, with a modern approach. Panelling lines the walls of the restaurant to enhance its historic feel, whist up-to-date grey and teal finishing’s modernise the space. The focal point is now an impressive wine display covering the back wall. Lighting is also a main feature throughout the restaurant with layered lighting used to create a warm and homely atmosphere.
Dale added: “One of the big challenges on the project was introducing new lighting detail. Before it was just a few chandeliers and wall lights, and flat walls with a few picture lights but none of them were installed properly, so we needed to create these visual focal points using light to draw people in.”
Head Chef Steve Groves said: “I love nothing more than putting my spin on a classic dish, and the fact that the restaurant’s look and feel now reflects this is a real honour.”
Michel Roux Jr added: “The re-design had to respect the building’s Georgian history, but it was calling out for some modern touches too. The restaurant now blends the best of the past with current trends, which perfectly complements what Steve is doing in the kitchen.”