Perth's most iconic and prestigious tower lobby has been reinvigorated with a stunning curved stone core, new sophisticated business pods and a light and fresh café to strike a contemporary balance between work and life. The lighting scheme celebrates the volume of the lobby, with integrated light enhancing architectural form and textures.
The second Next Hotel property that FPOV have lit, the lighting scheme for Next Hotel Melbourne provides warmth and accent to the refined interior design which is inspired by world travel and the local neighbourhood of Collins Street, China Town, and the original site for the city's Horse Bazaar. FPOV over saw the design of a number of custom elements, including the main central stair feature.
Yarra One is luxury inner-city living at its finest. Located in Melbourne's South Yarra, Yarra One is a beautiful and welcoming haven of calm, rich textures, and warmth. From the shared community atrium to the rooftop terrace this project showcases FPOV's highly detailed and considered approach to lighting.
Just outside the Centre of Melbourne, M Gallery by Sofitel Chadstone designed by DWP interiors tea and Bates Smart Architecture, is within the luxury shopping, dining and entertainments districts. Together with the overall architectural lighting the FPOV team designed a custom feature chandelier at the entry lobby s well as a digital artwork designed by our AV team.
Fish Lane is an arts precinct first commissioned in 2006 by Brisbane council in Queensland Australia, a vibrant zone of restaurants, bars and public art bringing this urban space to life as part of an overall urban renewal.
Now a bustling night time environment with lighting suited to entice locals to enjoy all that is offered.
Crossley Hotel is a boutique hotel located in the Melbourne's historical theatre district, Lancemore Crossley Street , which provided the team the perfect opportunity to draw on our theatre and stage lighting knowledge whilst creating an unexpected and layered hospitality experience.
FPOV oversaw the dramatic architectural lighting as well as a number of custom-designed elements throughout the hotel, including reclaiming, reconditioning (and subsequent disassembling of) the main chandelier in the lobby and graphic light installations at each guestroom lift lobby.
The main chandelier was reclaimed and used to hang in Melbourne's heritage icon, George's Department store.
Thanks to interior designers Carr, from Melbourne and our client Lancemore Hotels
A simple and elegant lighting scheme enhanced the sense of lightness and volume within the two lobbies with integrated light enhancing architectural form by Woods Bagot and Universal Design Studio.
The Jewel towers preside over the Pacific ocean in the Gold Coast of Australia.
Designed by BDI Design they are inspired by the Smokey Quartz Crystals found in the region.
FPOV worked with DBI and client AW Jewel Pty Ltd to enhance the geometry of the building facades with a colour changing, kinetic lighting solution
Drawing on our hospitality experience, and in close collaboration with architects Fender Kastalidis Australia, the recently refurbished façade, lobby and end of trip facilities, features luxurious polished brass pendants undulating in the voluminous entry reflecting the warmth of the uplit sandstone clad walls. Deeper into the lobby, the high contrast lighting with pronounced feature elements moves away from the ideals of traditional commercial lobby and closer to those of a hotel lobby lounge.
Our gratitude goes out to Mirvac, TSA Management and Built for the continued support during the design and delivery of this prominent Sydney project.
The first of a number of our projects in Kenya, The Social House is a boutique hotel designed around the rooms of a home. The ‘House’ is predominantly about engagement with guests and relaxed social interaction. Guests arrive in the ‘Living Room’ and have a choice of 83 ‘Bedrooms’ and four F&B spaces.
Meeting rooms named ‘The Garage’ and ‘The Shed’ help to facilitate the lounges as a place for working as well as pleasure.
Working with Areen Design, FPOV sought to drive the lighting scheme predominantly through the decorative light fixtures with the integrated architectural lighting adding depth to each space.
Working with Bates Smart who delivered the interiors and architecture FPOV illuminated this central Sydney Hotel for DOMA who we recently also completed ACT Government Office in Canberra.
Thanks to Bates Smart and DOMA for your continued support and faith in FPOV to enhance these projects with light.
This outstanding new neighbourhood holds so much history and heritage. Where the Inglis Stables were for many years, we worked closely with Cbu’s, Bates Smart, Smart Design Studios and Arcadia on the first stage, to deliver a lighting design to the residential and retail areas as well as the beautiful and invited outdoor areas. the only way to stop kids playing in the play area, is urning off the lights at night
A project the Australia government. Working with interior designers and architects at Bates Smart we brought in a sense of daylight in to these spaces with back lit ceilings, whilst using desk mounted task lighting for work positions in the atrium space.
The ribbon of light encircles the atrium drawing the eye to the skylights above and follows the spiral staircase throughout the levels.
55 Clarence street is a commercial office space in Sydney Australia, integrating the retro 1970’s façade with the lobby upgrade; ushering in a sense of ‘New York cool’ to activate the urban street presence.
Working with interior designer Gray Puksand and built by FDC we all worked through tricky times to bring this project to completion for our clients Zone Q and Artifex Property.
In the heart of Sydney harbour is the world famous Taronga Zoo. A zoo with some of the best views in the world now has a world class eco retreat.
Working with Cox Architects and Chada interior designers we applied light delicately to this prominent site nestled within the bushland around Sydney Harbour.
Italy's oldest super market chain, Esselunga started in 1957. Working in close collaboration with Landini Associates to bring this master class in retail design to life.
We have become well known for our design expertise in gaming venues around the world, current working on Casino Projects in Australia, Manila, Singapore and Macau they are the ultimate in hospitality venues with multiple F7B offerings and luxury suites to go along with the opulent gaming areas.
We recently completed this Project at a Casino in Australia, where we developed the suit of decorative products alongside the world’s leading chandelier manufacturers and the interior design team.
Designed by Architects SOM and interiors by Nic Graham Associates, we completed the lighting deisgn for this project was completed back in 2018; with a colour, movement and custom elements narrative moving deep in to all areas of the hotel.
The sister hotel to Upper House in Hong Kong, Upper House designed by Kengo Kuma Architects is in Beijing. A beautiful reception is back with translucent screen both back and front lit for different times of day.
Coming soon the long awaited luxury integrated Casino Resort, Crown Resort Sydney. To be the most luxurious hotel, residential Casino resort in Australia and possibly the SEA region if not the world, our team is very happy to be working alongside, Wilkinson Eyre (UK), Meyer Davis (USA) and Bates Smart (Australia) amongst other specialist designers from around the world on this project.
In many of our hospitality projects we get involved in custom designed decorative fittings, Casino clients have a variety of applications for this type of work. Here are a few of our designs for a recent project.
Located in the heart of Lane Cove, Sydney, The Canopy has been one of the most relevant commercial and social spaces in the area.
FPOV worked in close collaboration with architects and designers, using light to draw attention to the sculptural mirror canopy and landscape elements.
The Multi Residential sector is really stepping up the game in the quality of the product being showcased in recent years and Vue Broadbeach sits very close to the top. Beautifully design from the street to the tower top, this project has left no string untouched. Architecturally detailed with fine precision, combined with curated interiors by Mandy and her team. The lighting is a very important identifier for the project, and we were focused on a great result.
This recent completed, private residence in the heart of Jumeirah, overlooking the Burj Al Arab, in Dubai UAE; was designed by architects SAOTA from South Africa.
Working with SAOTA we provided a multi layered lighting solution, implement warm dim technology to create that intimate night time environment critical for home environments.
Residential showroom lighting design has to draw on the essence of lighting a residence, whilst still providing appropriate solutions for a sales environment.
At the Aria Display suite in Queensland Australia we worked with Koichi Takada Architects to enhance the sales suite experience and to demonstrate the lighting approach to the apartments.
In anticipation of the reopening of retail venues across the world, the Castle Towers regeneration project continues with the completion of the food court area.
What a beautiful park for the children of Gainsborough Greens to enjoy; created by Form Land Landscape Architects and to be enjoyed day or night thanks to the lighting design by our Gold Coast team.
Recently complete Oasis Gaming at The Star Gold Coast Casino, Australia. Working with BSPN Architecture our Gold Coast team completed the lighting design as a part of our ongoing works at the Casino
Saadiyat Island resort in Abu Dhabi is a Jumeirah Hotels property, the second we Jumeirah Project we have completed following the Etihad Towers also in Abu Dhabi.
Working with DBI Design on architecture and interior design, this luxury resort is offers a 6 star experience. Upon entry you are greeted by an amazing installation created by Preciosa, representative of the resorts sea side location.
Anticipating the opening of the magnificent Crown Resort Sydney, integrated resort project, the One Barangaroo apartment suite designed by Meyer Davis is a window into what's to come for this luxury development.
SWIRE Hotels - The Opposite House - we worked with Kengo Kuma team to create a #backlit feature wall made by Washi paper - photograph by Owen Raggett.
The new luxury hotel is part of the landmark development at Elizabeth Quay, overlooking the Swan River and Kings Park. The opening of the hotel also marks the 100th Ritz-Carlton property globally and heralds a much-anticipated return of the iconic luxury brand to Australia.
We’re thrilled that our latest project, Jab gym in Brunei is now open. Fantastic interior design by Kean Brands. The client is a true fitness fan. He’s also His Royal Highness Prince Marren of Brunei The gym offers boxing, yoga, juice bar.
For the last two years our lighting design team in Sydney have been working with concept designer Benoy and Cox Architecture along with RCP Australia, Mainbrace Constructions Pty Ltd, and the David Jones team on their Flagship Store in Sydney.
We’re very proud to have received this award from the IDA for the interior lighting design for 347 Kent Street, a commercial project designed by the Woods Bagot team for Invest Properties, project managed by EVC part of TSA management.
Following our collaboration with Australia Luxury Retailer David Jones in the renovation of the Flagship Sydney Store, we have recently completed a further project in Carindale Brisbane.
Working with interior designer Joyce Wang for both the Kyubi Japanese Restaurant and the Oscuro Cigar Lounge with London’s prestigious Arts Club; the aim was to provide contemporary feel to both spaces, with many layers of light both within the architecture and integrated in joinery units.
The Kyubi space is vibrant and the open kitchen being the star of the show.
Oscuro has a more relaxed feel with a variety of exotic decorative lights.
A look back at some of the work we did at The Star in Sydney Australia.
The refurbishment of this workspace happened directly opposite one of our recent projects ‘Arc by Crown’, the amazing brick façade by Koichi Takada Architects.
We worked with architects Woods Bagot on the façade lighting and internal lighting to the share workspace and reception / café area. Creating targeted lighting approached to the varied work spaces in the multi-use area, ensuring there is an environment suitable to what ever you task is.
The curvature and materiality of the space enhanced with cove lighting and the double height column at the entry transitioned the glass plank façade material from outside to in, the uplighting to the internal face lifting the entry experience.
Following a number of successful collaborations over the years with Swire Group, working on Cathay Pacific lounges and the Upper house in Hong Kong, we recently completed the lighting design for the Opposite House, Union Bar in Beijing; working with interior designers Avroko.
A sophisticated workplace in Hong Kong, taking reference from the traditional whilst embracing contemporary design.
Our UK studios are currently working on the lighting refurbishment of Chatsworth House in the English countryside. One of the UKLs finest country houses, Chatsworth is home to the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire, and has been passed down through 16 generations of the Cavendish family.
Chatsworth contains works of art that span 4,000 years, from ancient Roman and Egyptian sculpture, and masterpieces by Rembrandt, Reynolds and Veronese, to work by outstanding modern artists, including Lucian Freud, Edmund de Waal and David Nash.
This incredible sculpture by artist Ian Haggerty celebrating Bond university’s 30 year birthday is lit powerful through the simplicity of the illumination. A masterclass in reflection and refraction to create a dramatic backdrop at night. Two layers of light, submersible uplights within the pool below throw ripples on to the ceiling whilst the focussed white light from above cuts through creating the refracted light bouncing off the polished materials.
Illustrating the limitless possibilities of education with 26,000+ past students names engraved and a globe below representing 100 countries the students have come from.
Checking progress at Resorts World Manila Okura Hotel.
Working closely with the University, Architectus and Oculus landscape, FPOV provided lighting design to the heritage façade as well as the new contemporary extension. Integrate lighting within the landscape sets the scene as the link between the two.
A heritage property with a modern extension required two very different approaches to reflect the nature of the spaces in the Australian residence. One more architectural and one more decorative, but each with the same approach to layering of light.
Our latest project in Dubai, Chuan was designed by Sean Leung and Aedas out of Hong Kong.
The inspiration for “Chuan” comes from the rivers and streams of China, the Yangtze River, the Yellow River and the Songhua River, which are the origin of Chinese culture. In China, “Chuan” symbolizes “water”, symbolizing wealth, meaning that hundreds of rivers return to the sea, and endless life.
Since 1964, Kitchen Director Master Sun has served Chinese leaders including Zhou Enlai, Deng Xiaoping and Jiang Zemin. He has also served many other foreign leaders, including former US Presidents Richard Nixon, Bill Clinton, George HW Bush, former Prime Minister of Japan Kakuei Tanaka, Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom, and former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher etc.
FPOV is very proud to have worked on this project.
In the oldest part of Sydney’s Rocks precinct is Campbells Cove, it borders Sydney harbour with amazing views of the Sydney Opera House.
FPOV were engaged to illuminate the public precinct, to enable visual orientation and draw attention to the architectural and landscape elements.
Designed by KTA (Koichi Takada Architects) the multi award winning, multi residential project has a number key features which we enhanced with light. The brick facade brick facade is a triumphant piece of architecture, the rooftop terrace pictured below caps the building and the internal swimming pool with its cave like form created with timber slats is uplight to create a swimming experience like no other.
FPOV were engaged as lighting designers to this commercial lobby space designed by Bates Smart in Sydney.
The back lit glass walls being a major element in the space.
Work at the 161 Sussex Street following the completion of the Hyatt Regency, continues with the recent opening of Jackalberry; with a strong concept of oasis and exploration this character filled bar is full of texture; a treat to enhance with light.
Working with Woods Bagot architects and interior designers FPOV provided the lighting design for this commercial lobby space. The simplicity of the architecture and monolithic use of materials and form called for a planer approach to lighting. Using wall washers to the white marble wall the space is indirectly illuminated whilst the vertical illumination draws users through the space. A secondary approach was taken to the timber walls, where a more texture and rich material is enhanced with downlighting.
FPOV are very happy to announce that we have been voted ‘Best International Architectural Lighting Design Practice 2019’. A great start to our global operation, very proud of our teams who work tirelessly to deliver for our clients each day.
To read more about our approach, click here to download the article from Lux Life Magazine.
POINTOFVIEW, the award winning creative design consultancy; specialising in architectural lighting design and audio-visual systems design; founded in Australia in 2002, today announced it is merging with UK and Hong Kong-based FIREFLY Lighting Design to create a new brand, FPOV.
We are very happy to announce that following the expansion of our design studio last year in to the Gold Coast through the merger with our colleagues POV-TDLD the opening of our Perth lighting design studio lead by studio director and lighting designer Simon Lefort, this continues the growth of our studio to meet with our clients demands.
Over the past 5 years we have been working with the club and Altis architecture on the refurbishment of this project, including gaming areas and multiple food and beverage outlets.
The newest in the W Hotel portfolio, W Brisbane is a dynamic property design by Nic Graham & Associates. We enhanced the textural palette through a restrained use of architectural, dynamic and coloured lighting in line with the hotel branding and market positioning.
In the shadow of the Burj Khalifa, Sean’s Kitchen Dubai is in the Zaha Hadid designed Dubai Opera House. Designed by Interior design Alexander & Co, POINTOFVIEW provided the lighting design to our third Sean’s Kitchen with Chef Sean Connelly.
A hotel like no other, United Places is a totally unique and boutique experience. Lighting is used in a balanced and selective manner to enhance the architectural form and finish without imposing upon it.
The hotel consists of twelve rooms over three levels with a lobby experience on the ground floor. The lighting scheme is carefully considered and a testament to the notion of “just enough” which is one of PointOfView’s guiding principles.
Opened for the Gold Coast Commonwealth games, this luxury 6* hotel forms part of the newly developed Star Casino complex in the Gold Coast. We developed a suite of custom decorative fittings to bring individuality and luxury to the project
Extending our hospitality expertise to fitness, POINTOFVIEW have recently completed the boutique Virgin Active Gym in Barangaroo Sydney. Implementing dynamic lighting synchronised with the audio specific to each class the lighting is an integral part of the user experience.
This is the completion of a luxury residence in Sydney Australia with SAOTA architects and ARRCC interior designers from South Africa. The privacy screen on the façade is made from the plastic chainmail created for the lord of the rings movies. In this application light is grazed across it at night to make a visual barrier, by day it acts as a semitransparent shade screen.
The first of our two M Gallery Hotels completed earlier this year. Celebrating racing history and the thoroughbred industry, The William Inglis is a boutique equine themed, M Gallery by Sofitel 5-star hotel.
The William Inglis Hotel is an iconic destination in Sydney with rural soul, celebrating a passion for equine culture and heartfelt hospitality for generations in the making.
Working closely with Interior Designers Chada, the POV team illuminated the public spaces to this individual hotel.
Working with project managers EVC we transformed this previously drab commercial lobby space in to something spectacular. Architectus created the space and working with their ID team we custom designed the ring pendant installation, and enhanced the café area.
A recent collaboration with M&L hospitality. The newly opened West Hotel in SYDNEY is a Curio Collection hotel by HILTON. Interior design by Woods Bagot and Architecture by Fitzpatrick and Partners.
Bringing together our lighting design and AV / theatre designs skills; working closely together with interior designer JCB, to deliver a truly impressive concept for Mercedes.
Following from our involvement with the Opera Residences at Circular Quay Sydney, which reached record high prices for residence in Sydney, we have worked on the next super luxury residences being delivered in Double Bay. 1788
Opening tonight the William Inglis Hotel MGallery by Soffitel is a boutique equine themed hotel adjacent to the thoroughbred sales arena and parade ring. Below is the stable area for some world class race horses.
This is the first of two MGallery projects we are working on in Sydney, the second still in construction in the centre of Sydney incorporating the heritage Porterhouse building housing multiple F&B venues. Watch this space.
We are proud to announce the completion of our first European project.
After a decade of collaborate with Qantas, we have taken our POINTOFVIEW to London and worked with Woods Bagot to design the lighting to the all new Qantas Lounge at London Heathrow.
This project now takes our work across the globe to an ever extended reach. Five continents and counting, only South America and Antarctica to go!
The Moreton is a luxury residential development by Mirvac, with Smart Design Studio as architects and interior designers. We were engaged as lighting designers to enhance the public areas.
Bringing our hospitality lighting credentials to the high seas, POV were engaged for the refurbishment work on the Pacific Explorer Cruise Ship.
Today marks the dawn of a new era for both TDLD and POINTOFVIEW.
For POINTOFVIEW the expansion to a third design studio in Australia. Joining our Sydney and Melbourne Studios, Gold Coast (in QLD) extends our service and reach throughout Australia through a team of likeminded designers. The synergy we share between POV and TDLD in design direction, client relations and project portfolios, creates an unrivalled team in this region. It will drive advancement in both local and international projects. In a global client based community it enables our clients to be serviced from local offices with the weight and experience of the overall team. We’re are looking forward to the opportunities this will bring and the realisation of the expansion of POINTOFVIEW.
For TDLD a new chapter of the company; following on from the last 18 years under founder and Australian Lighting Design pioneer Tony Dowthwaite; during which TDLD has grounded itself through design excellence in past projects as the No.1 Lighting Design Practice in QLD and a leader in our region. Through achievements such as Elements of Byron – Byron Bay NSW, Etihad Towers – Abu Dhabi UAE, W Hotel – Kuala Lumpur – Malaysia, Intercontinental Resort Natadola – Fiji Islands, Westfield Pacific Fair and Shaolin Temple Central China, TDLD has reached admired success in our industry to be built on through this new partnership.
Ash Dowthwaite will become a Director in POINTOFVIEW-tdld looking to drive the team forward to future projects with Tony partnering in the development of this new venture.
We are confident that our management group, combined with our talented diverse design team, will continue to offer design solutions & thorough documentation the broader construction industry.
Working with 'BOLD COLLECTIVE' on this warehouse conversion to create a vibrant working environment for ENERO and Branding, Marketing and PR agency. The lighting approach was driven by the nature of the building; the lighting was all exposed and carefully positioned to enhance the raw materials of the space, brick work and original timbers. Dedicated task lighting as opposed to a general illumination ensured for a dramatic environment with varying light conditions to suit the task at hand.
POINTOFVEW worked closely with COX Architects on the renovation of Wynyard Station. A custom designed profile was designed as a multi=service Unit (MSU) carrying all the necessary services to keep the ceiling free from clutter. The lighting is a direct indirect approach, using warm white in the downlighting elements to create an inviting human scale environment with cool white uplighting to create a sense of openness. We are currently working on Townhall station, to be revealed soon.
A simple but well executed lighting approach to this sculptural gateway in Melbourne. Working with McBride Charles Ryan Architects POINTOFVIEW enhanced to form and textural quality by grazing light from a close offset capturing the curves and punctuated façade.
The Iconic Brisbane riverside development by Harry Seidler has been brought up to date through the implementation of LED units, to provide perfect wall washing to the travertine walls. POINTOFVIEW worked with the existing infrastructure and luminaire locations, due to the cast in positions of the original scheme. Obvious energy and maintenance efficiencies are brought to the project, but the wall washing effect using the optical control available through the Erco LED equipment, has provided an effect far enhanced from the original PAR lamp solution. Interiors by KPDO and landscape design by 360 degrees.
This Burberry store is within a heritage listed building restriction the works that could be undertaken. This project for us was an exercise in upgrading technology, reducing energy consumption, improving visual comfort and enhancing the contrast of light on the merchandise over the ambient lighting. Using SORAA lamps with high CRI to reveal the true colours of the merchandise whilst more than halving the energy using.
PointOfView were appointed as lighting designers at Sky City Adelaide for a series of new works including Sean’s Kitchen. We worked with Sean on his restaurant at The Star in Sydney years ago so it was great to reignite the partnership. This time around Alexander & Co. created the interiors in a polished yet industrial aesthetic lighting the double height volume whilst maintaining intimacy was the key challenge here. Achieved through the use of joinery mounted floor lamps custom designed with accent spots to highlight the dining tables.
Briefed by Parliament of Victoria as lead consultant to bring life back to the 150 year old undercroft passageways PointOfVew created dramatic concourse to this public building enhancing the chiselled blue stone pillars and brick barrel vaulted ceilings with accented spots lights and indirect illumination.
We recently completed the lighting to this iconic space within the Shangri-La hotel in Sydney. Arguably, with one of the best view in the world from a hotel the Horizons Lounge is the private members Lounge for Shangri-La preferred Guests. It has a 5 storey window looking out onto Sydney's world famous Harbour with views to the harbour bridge and the Opera House.
In usual fashion and taking advantage of the volume of the space we custom designed some 'Lighting Elements' that not only created a massive impact to the centre point of the space but is also visible through the window from across the harbour, advertising the Shangri-La's premium offering.
We are currently engaged by Venetian Sands Group on a number of projects in Macau both Retail and Gaming. The recently completed section of the Retail area shows a custom chandelier with varying shades of champagne anodised petals sitting within a carved panelled coffered ceiling. View more project images
Recognised for our expertise in hospitality lighting design we were appointed by Starwood to design the lighting to this fabulous resort in New Caledonia. The architecture was typical to the region and very impressive with 20m soaring timber structure and grass covered roof structure and open walls to truly experience the resort lifestyle. This gave a textural and sculptural canvas for us to enhance with light. Working with Interior Designer Chada we created a more intimate ambience for night time dining and drinking at the bar. Custom made pendants (equally sizeable to suit the space) were created and fondly labelled the lobster pots. These provided the general glow and accent downlighting to tables and passageways.
PointOfView were appointed as Lighting Designers for the lighting for Sydney Australia Townhall in 2012. The majestic and highly details architecture and stonework has now been brought back to life. Using high colour rendering LED products the detail and texture of the sculpture are revealed. The facade is designed with RGBW LEDs to enable the building to be painted with coloured light for festivals and special occasions.
Recently opened at Jupiters Casino in the Gold Coast, Botanica is a perfect blend of inside and out with lighting to detailed and programmed to suit the ambience of conservatory dining. We love Working with DBI, they create amazing spaces, we're looking forward to our new project in Abu Dhabi being completed but have a few years to wait yet.
PointOfView were engaged by Café Sydney to upgrade the bar area in collaboration with Hassell. The main focus of the lighting design was a two way mirror wall in day time reflected the amazing view of the bridge and opera house by night a digital display comes to life with artwork created by Bruce ramus.
The first phase of our lighting design works at Perth Airport have been unveiling a modest yet architecturally beautifully design canopy which is internally illuminated with Lear LED with optical control to enhance the faceted form. PointOfView are working as Lighting Designers across a number of areas of the Domestic and International terminals of this Australian Airport.
We recently moved from our founding home in Rozelle to be closer to the action in the heart of the city. With an opportunity to design our new space we have practiced what we preach in our workspace by creating Custom Lighting Elements focussing on indirect illumination with additional individually controlled task lighting.
Our new design Studio in Sydney has enabled us to grow and we have appointed Simon Lefort as Design manager. Simon joins us with great experience in lighting with a background in theatre lighting his understanding of light and shade, to create drama is an essential skill for the way we work.
Also joining our team is Linsey Walker who joins us as Senior Lighting Designer, Linsey has come to us from the UK with experience in high end residential and civic projects.
With the addition of Linsey and Simon, we have a strong team of 14 across our two offices in Sydney and Melbourne, along with our partnership in the UAE, we have a solid platform to continue to champion lighting design for
The existing club demolished and newly design building by Hassell stands commandingly over the water. The design inside very open to the elements and the lighting helps to enhance daylight by uplighting the ceiling by day and using track mounted spots in between the ceiling panelling by night.
This iconic KPF art deco inspired building needed a face lift the architecture stood the test of time with the finishes still offering a commanding appearance for the high powered business men and women working within the building, but the lighting was not up to the same standard. We approached this building with sensitivity and tailored a lighting solution to sit within the existing space appearing as though it had always been there. Custom design rings offer a sculptural visual whilst the rear stone wall is washed with light.
HotelHotel is a departure from the typical city hotel an urban luxury shack designed by March studio sitting with a building by Fender Katselidis. This is a sustainable project design with drama and texture in mind. For Canberra it’s a sanctuary from corporate hospitality world for those who are feeling a bit rock and roll.
We recently completed the One Spa at RACV in Queensland. It’s a departure from the usual dark moody spa’s the brief here was a fresh open spa to compliment the translucent tensile fabric roof structure designed by PTA. By day daylight streams into the space through the skylights and the fabric roof but night, light is cast up onto the roof, and lighting is integrated into the joinery.
Always a pleasure working with Hassell and a great challenge designing the lighting for their new studio in Sydney. It’s a heritage building with 5* green star aspirations and a tight budget three ingredients that will always drive us to deliver great designs. A complex roof structure didn’t need additional elements to further complicate, so we worked hard within the restraints to conceal equipment whilst meeting the greenstar light requirements (not an easy task!).
Following our engagement with Hassell to light their Sydney Studio Bates Smart were next off the rank, with their conversion of the 20th Century Fox building in Surry Hills.
Six weeks from start to finish! Testament to what can be achieve with a solid budget from the client and open dialogue between contractors and consultants. It really is possible to complete a project without ‘Value engineering’!
The NSW Lighting Awards awards were held at Darling Harbour Convention Centre Friday 22nd November 2013 and the creme de la creme presentation of the evening went to... us... for our fantastic work in the public spaces at the QT Hotel in Sydney's CBD.
The QT Hotel, Sydney is a very special kind of establishment and needed a deft touch a challenge which to our design team which has been well recognised with this award
We have previously partnered with QT Hotels on their Gold Coast Resort and are presently working with them on their new Melbourne project.
Of course this award winning lighting would not have been possible without the efforts of Indyk Architects, Nic Graham + Associates and AHL who created such individual spaces for us to light.
At last Sydney has a boutique hotel where guests from any of the world's great cities will find things very much to their liking.
LIGHTING A BAR WHERE JAMES BOND COULD BE STIRRED NOT SHAKEN
When POV was briefed on the new Collins Bar at the Adelaide Hilton it was indicated by the client they wanted to achieve an ambiance even James Bond (the Daniel Craig version) would find beguiling. It also had to appeal to a travel savvy business clientele and locals wanting a world class experience.
International Hilton guidelines also required 100% of the lighting be LED.
POV has always enjoyed a challenge.
We custom designed a unique central ceiling feature to provide a stunning visual centerpiece above the bar. LED strips on the top of each of its blades light the coffer for high ambient lighting during the day.
The fully glazed facade was particularly tricky. By day, daylight ingress had to be embraced to provide high ambient light levels whilst by night the clientele had to feel enclosed by the space and not be drawn to the busy road and street lighting outside.
White and amber LED's were used within down lights to match to the color temperature shifting of halogens when dimmed, critical in an hospitality environment.
The overall effect is one of style, sophistication and originality.
So should Daniel Craig's 007 adventures ever take him to Adelaide we are quite sure he'll feel very much at home.
Sydney Indesign 2013 opened on 15th August 2013 with a Worklife seminar designed to look at ‘The Future of the Workspace".
Titled "Workstations or Playstations – How Productive is Your Workplace?" it covered the evolution of workplace design and philosophy. Mark Elliott, Principal at POV was a very active member of the live panel involved with discussions and interacting with the attendees, predominantly architects and interior designers.
The incredible advancement in lighting technology in recent years and the influences it is having on our office towers, shopping malls, restaurants and public buildings not to mention our lives has helped position the lighting design industry very much top of mind in both commercial and public arenas. Mark's vast experience lighting projects around the globe saw him dispel a few fallacies and provide hard facts as to just what lighting can and can't do.
"Never before has lighting played such a dominant and prominent role in our lives. Get light right and it can improve productivity, health and enjoyment. Get it wrong and the opposite will happen", he said, (amongst other things).
Mark was joined on the panel by Laurie Aznavoorian (Geyer), Jeremy Hocking (Herman Miller) & Simon Trude (2D3D Creative studio).
PointOfView have completed a lighting installation work for Sydney’s iconic Revesby Workers’ Club. First opened in 1962 on a site that was once ‘Cooke’s Farm’ the total refurbishment of the much loved club cost over AUD $10m.
We were responsible for lighting the entire project. Management duties were performed by Cerno and included all restaurants, gaming areas, gym, café, hairdressers, lounges and stages.
POV has recently won the contract to provide interior lighting design for the new Melco Crown ‘Belle Grande’ Casino and Hotel, part of 1 billion dollar Entertainment City Complex in Manila.
The Casino and Hotel are owned by Australian billionaire James Packer and the son of Asian billionaire Dr Stanley Ho, Lawrence Ho.
They represent the first project undertaken by their company Melco Crown outside Macau.
This is a fabulous win for us as it comes following the work we have already completed for Melco at their 'City Of Dreams' Casino in Macau.
The Entertainment City complex is scheduled to open in mid 2014.
The WA Chapter of the AIA held their Architecture Awards in Perth on Friday, July 5th.
As well as honoring the best architecture in the state for 2012, the ceremony includes the presentation of the prestigious Mondoluce Lighting Award.
"This award is a bit special" said PointOfView Melbourne Director Bernie Tan-Hayes, "because you can't just enter, you work has to be selected. So while we didn't win this year, to be shortlisted is an achievement in itself".
It was PointOfView’s Lighting Design for Cox Howlett & Bailey Woodland’s restoration of Hale House, the 1914 heritage building that will be the new home for the premier of WA and up to 30 of his staff that attracted the attention of the AIA this time around.
Cox Howlett & Bailey Woodland had already received two architecture awards for Hale House in the Public Architecture and Interior Categories earlier in the evening.
“The night was a great success”, added Bernie, “hopefully lighting will become a permanent category in all architectural award shows”.
POV DesignDirector MarkElliottPOV will team with leading NYC architects Kohn Pedersen Fox (kpf), to provide facade and landscape lighting for a landmark Mumbai based development by Oberoi Realty.
The two tower (69 and 52 story) complex, comprising of an hotel, offices and apartments is known as the 'Worli Mixed Use Development’ named after the high-end suburb of Mumbai it is located in.
This is a terrific win for us. We've already completed other significant assignments in India including a Four Seasons Hotel in New Delhi, and the Westin
Burberry Facade Render LOWWe are working on lighting the facade of the heritage Burberry flagship store in Sydney.
This is an important store for the brand, which combines the full Burberry product offer with the very latest in digital technology, giving shoppers a megawatt brand and luxury experience. Angela Ahrendts, CEO of Burberry said "the innovative store environment inside a beautiful heritage building is the perfect reflection of the history and modern attitude of the Burberry brand".
We are proud to be 'presenting the face' of the Burberry exterior to take it's place among the sights of night-time Sydney. We aim to perfectly express the brand, in light.
We just finished the lighting design for the foyer of this landmark CBD office building, originally built in 1985. The owners recognised the need to re-position the building within the Sydney market place to attract new tenants. The scope of work included remodelling of the loby and its lighting.
Our lighting shifts away from typical down-lighting, and makes a feature of sculpture, coves and artwork. 'Washing' the marble wall enhances the sense of daylight ingress. At night, the wash is turned off and drama unfolds as in-ground uplights kick in. We sought to bring extra value to rich materials and a sense of quality to this prestigious building.
Recently completed the lighting design at Jimbo & Rex at the West End of Crown complex, Melbourne, was an out-of-the-ordinary type of project for POV, but enjoyable all the same. Sara McClintock led the lighting team and took her cue from interiors by Mim Design, where natural materials such as wood, stone, ceramic tile and copper bring character and depth to a relaxed ambiance.
At the beginning of March POV Design Director Mark Elliott was invited to speak at the new Infinity Awards, held by Illumni Blog in Sydney. He spoke about the value of creativity and how lighting designers are inspired by creative processes. Yet he feels the value of their creativity has been degraded in recent years.
Perhaps new technology forces designers into a rigid world of 3D modelling. Reverting to paper and pencil and visual dialogue might provoke discussion and imagination, liberating a more creative approach.
He called for Lighting Designers to break the cycle, get back to what they love and drive creativity back into the industry. Why should artists and sculptors take all the creative laurels?
We were delighted to create the lighting design for this sumptuous new restaurant by Neil Perry which opened late in 2012 at Crown Melbourne. Behind the traditional surface of table lamps and chandeliers lie new technologies such as LEDs and fibre optics.
The lighting like the decor by BKH, is slightly enhanced to give a contemporary spin. Marble, leather, velvet banquettes and plush carpets - materials are assembled in a subtly pop version of true Italian luxury. We sourced fixtures from Barovier & Toso (Murano), Masson for Light and Litesource.
We completed the lighting design for Man Tong Kitchen in late December 2012. It's a beautiful space in traditional Chinese teahouse style, but with a
contemporary spin, and a very rich combination of materials and colour. The intention of the lighting is to accentuate this richness, bringing to life the key finishes, artworks, furniture and decorative elements.
The base lighting in the main dining areas is quite dark, while private dining areas are brighter. We made bespoke pendant lanterns reflecting the reds and gold in the decor.
We were proud to win two IES Awards of Commendation, Lighting Design, NSW 2012. At this level, lighting is a highly technical as well as an aesthetic practice,
demanding specialist knowledge and skill. At the JWS offices, timber, leather and lighting effects create an elegance that breathes with a sense of solidity and permanence. At The Darling Hotel, we worked closely with DBI Design, and the biggest lighting challenge was to create a sense of intimacy in the tripple hight atrium in the lobby. Light was sourced at low levels - floor lamps, integrated joinery lighting and in-ground luminaires, and the red feature-wall behind the reception desk draws the eye to a low ceiling zone.
Over a period of five years PointOfView worked with Westfield to bring together this project. A huge redevelopment of an existing property. During the design we challenged the guidelines to bring this project to a successful completion creating a dramatic and inviting shopping experience within the Scentre Group portfolio.
POV Book2 LRThis week we recieved the first copies of our fully illustrated book:
'A Lighting Design Point Of View'
The printers have done a superb job.
It's a tremendously exciting moment.
We are happy to be lighting the spectacular 'Mazda Opera at the Bowl' free concert in Melbourne on Saturday 1st December, showcasing some of the world's favourite arias sung by some of Australia's best singers. The line-up includes Martin Buckingham, Giorgio Caoduro, Nicole Car, Warwick Fyfe, Dominica Matthews, the Opera Australia Chorus and the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra. The Sydney Meyer Music Bowl will be lit up in every sense!
POINTOFVIEW RECIEVES 2010 IES EXCELLENCE AWARD!
Like a precious jewel in the rough, Tasmania's new resort, Saffire, was designed sit perfectly in its delicate environment. Architects Robert Morris Nunn, Interior Designers Chada and Point Of View Lighting toiled carefully to create a structure which mirrors the exceptional light and shade of the natural surroundings.
This careful blending of environment, structure and design has resulted in a building which is both intelligent and inviting. This concept of light and shade typifies Point of View's lighting design of Saffire. The project demonstrates that what you light it is just as important, as what you do not. View more project images
In line with our strong hospitality profile PointOfView have recently completed the lighting design for Sydney's newest and grooviest hotel, QT Sydney. This is Sydney's second new hotel in 2012, following the opening of The Darling at The Star Casino complex, lighting also designed by PointOfView.
This is the second of the new QT brand hotels after QT Gold Coast (lighting by POV). It has an aesthetic not like any other in Sydney and probably in Australia. Taking inspiration from hotels such as Gramercy Park in NYC, it is edgy and playful. The lighting reacts to this language, enhancing feature elements whilst fading into the background so as not to impose on the physical fabric of the space. It's an eclectic mix of industrial heritage building, with exposed services and brickwork, chiming against vibrant FF&E elements. View more project images
PointOfView Lighting Designers in Sydney make The Darling Hotel be the twinkle in the new Star Casino.
Lighting Design within Hospitality environments is a crucial component, no more so than in our late night entertainment venues. The recently opened Darling Hotel, the new 5 star hotel at The Star Casino Complex, engaged multi award winning Lighting Designers PointOfView, in collaboration with interior designers DBI, to deliver a first class environment with individuality as a draw card to the new Star Casino. Through considered application of light the hotel lobby is dramatic and unrivalled in Sydney. PointOfView were also engaged to provide Lighting Design service on the spa, guestrooms and corridors. As well as the VIP high roller extension of the Sovereign Room. View more project images