20th September 2017

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: joao@casabotelho.com or visit www.casabotelho.com