Dernier & Hamlyn create bespoke lighting scheme at Bob Bob Cité
Dernier & Hamlyn manufactured more than 400 light fittings including chandeliers, treadwell and wall lights, table lamps and vanity unit lighting for Bob Bob Cité, the exciting new restaurant located in the Leadenhall Building, aka the Cheesegrater, in the heart of the City of London.
Suspended above a 30-metre high open-air atrium, it boasts 190 covers across two dining rooms and 50 more in its three private dining suites.
The glamorous, art deco inspired décor by leading interior designers BradyWilliams called for lighting using luxury finished metals including solid brass and stainless steel all hand polished in Dernier & Hamlyn’s factory.
Dernier & Hamlyn’s craftsmen also made decorative gantries for the restaurant comprising square polished stainless steel tubing some 420m long and weighing in excess of half a tonne.
Dernier & Hamlyn manufactured bespoke lighting for Bob Bob Cité’s sister restaurant Bob Bob Ricard in Soho so was the natural choice to deliver the quality and creativity required at restaurateur Leonid Shutov latest opening.
In total 441 light fittings were handmade in Dernier & Hamlyn’s London factory featuring the finest metalwork complemented by a variety of handpicked glass panels in gold, low iron, pink champagne waterglass and brown.
Its city incarnation features Bob Bob’s signature ‘press for champagne’ buttons and will also boast London’s a choice of 50 vintages of Armagnac, with one dating back to 1888, the year Dernier & Hamlyn started life.
Leonid Shutov, the man behind Bob Bob says: “This was an enormously challenging project – both in terms of design complexity and the sheer scale. We had worked with Dernier & Hamlyn long before this project and I knew that we could rely on them to deliver in every respect. I cannot imagine working with anyone else to create our 400-plus bespoke lights.”