Lighting The Mood In Budapest!

January 20, 2013

We often tell our clients that one of the most important factors in interior design is lighting, both the lighting design and the stylish fixtures that lighting can bring. Lighting has the knack of making or breaking a project, for instance if the best design in the world has naff lighting then the project will never reach the potential it could have and will look rather average, the same can be said for the opposite if a design is just “so so” but the lighting is spectacular then the design can be propelled a level or two.

Today’s feature project is ZONA Wine Bar and Restaurant in Budapest, Hungary and is a prime example of where the designers have got the lighting absolutely spot on to stunning effect. Designed by Heni Kiss and POS1T1ON this project is all about setting the mood, be it elegant, sophisticated, chilled, smooth or casual dining, which is a very difficult blend to get right, but for me the blend comes with the fixtures fittings and lighting in this project. The restaurant and bar flow seamlessly into each other without any hangover or odd looking shifts in mood, the space is as attractive by day as it is by night but it’s fair to say that by day and night this project really takes on two personas and the beauty of that comes from the elegant and stunning lighting. Check out the images below and see how the lighting plays such an integral role in the beauty of this space.

Photography credited to Georgij Merjas

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