The Collins Bar

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.