High five for Chantelle Lighting’s design excellence

Turning designers’ ideas into a stunning reality is all part of the job for the team at Chantelle Lighting, but now some of their hard work has been praised in a prestigious industry awards event.

Designers who work in partnership with Chantelle entered 13 of their recent bar, restaurant and pub design projects into the international Bar and Restaurant Design Awards and five have made it through to the judging stages in four different categories.

Beef and Pudding in Manchester and Jinjuu in Soho, London are finalists in the Standalone Restaurant category, One over the Ait in Brentford is up for the Pub award, Dirty Blonde in Brighton is shortlisted for the Nightclub award whilst Topolabamba in Glasgow is a finalist in the Fast/Casual category.

The shortlisted entries feature a wide range of bespoke lights manufactured by the team at Chantelle Lighting, as well as fittings from their District, Industrial and Retro ranges.

“From hotel and bar chains through to independent pubs and nightclubs, we are lucky to work with acclaimed designers on a vast range of projects,” said Chantelle Lighting managing director Anthony Holly.

“With over 25 years’ experience of designing and manufacturing bespoke lights and lighting ranges for the leisure and hospitality industry, we really do understand what designers are looking for when they come to us with ideas. Our team are experts at helping these designers achieve the perfect look, and most importantly for bars and restaurants, the perfect ambience in their projects.

“We are delighted that the creative talents of so many of the design teams we work with have been recognised in these very prestigious awards. It is also huge reward for our team that their manufacturing excellence and eye for a new trend have helped these projects progress in the awards against very tough competition.

“There really is no greater feeling for us than when a restaurant or bar design we’ve worked in is recognised for its great interior design.”

Other projects worked on by the team at Chantelle Lighting which were entered into the Bar and Restaurant Design Awards were: Heads and Tales, Edinburgh; Hollywood Bowl, Cheltenham; Las Iguanas, Derby; Prime Steak and Grill, St Albans; TED Restaurant, London; The Boater, Bath; The Botanist, Chester and The Botanist, Newcastle.

The Restaurant and Bar Design are the only awards in the world dedicated to the design of food and beverage spaces. This covers every imaginable space, from ships to airports, museums to burger vans, and from revered Michelin-starred establishments to the pop-up bars. With over 3,800 entries from the UK and 70 other countries in the past six years, the Awards attract the world’s top designers, hospitality operators and judges. The 2015 Awards ceremony will be held in London on October 1st.