BMW Paris
George V

BMW Paris George V

Having worked with many of the established lighting design community Eric Carlson of Carbondale (Luxury Retail Design Specialists) decided this project needed a fresh integrated and highly creative approach. Above all he was looking for “creativity, capability and communication”. He found that i …

Architecture
Carbondale
Client
BMWCarbondale

Paspaley
Melbourne

Paspaley Melbourne Crown Casino

Lighting the World’s Finest Paspaley Pearls A truly unique approach to lighting design was implemented by the team at Mindseye, for their collaborative work with Luxury retail architects Carbondale and purveyors of the world’s finest pearls; Paspaley. The recently opened Paspaley boutique in Mel …

Architecture
Carbondale
Client
Carbondale

Royal Society
of Arts HQ

Royal Society of Arts HQ

Mindseye were invited by Matthew Lloyd Architects to provide a lighting scheme that supported the architect’s vision to produce a state of the art facility whilst remaining true to the original features. Part of the architect’s vision for this prohibited the use of any recessed fittings. At the …

Architecture
Matthew Lloyd Architects
Client
Matthew Lloyd Architects

St Moritz Church
Germany

St Moritz Church

In 2009 John Pawson Architects were awarded the contract to undertake a vast refurbishment project of the Church of St Moritz and their main aim was to bring clarity and light to the church, whilst respecting the work of previous architects and their vision. Mindseye were appointed as the lighting d …

Architecture
John Pawson Architects
Client
John Pawson

BMW London
Park Lane

BMW London Park Lane

Following the huge success of the George V Paris store, Park Lane in London is the second of BMW's new city centre 'Brand Store' concepts developed by Paris based luxury brand specialist architects: Carbondale. The spectacular so called 'Avenue' runs the full length of the s …

Architecture
Carbondale
Client
BMWCarbondale

HSBC
Hong Kong

HSBC Hong Kong

Mindseye were brought on board for the refurbishment of the HSBC Main Building in Hong Kong, to work alongside Foster + Partners and One Space on specific floors and spaces within this iconic Foster designed building. The recently completed executive areas on Level 10 are shown here.  …

Architecture
Foster+Partners
Client
HSBCFoster+Partners

The Barbican
Arts Centre

The Barbican Arts Centre

Lighting was a crucial element in the architect's dynamic vision for the comprehensive £11m refurbishment of the public foyers of this architectural icon. However, modern architecture and modern lighting are, contextually, two different things. The new lighting system has helped to transform t …

Architecture
Allford Hall Monaghan Morris
Client
Allford Hall Monaghan Morris

Rotunda Entrance
Birmingham

Rotunda Entrance Birmingham

We worked on two separate projects for the prestigious Rotunda in the heart of Birmingham. The first; a 360°, 4 metre high LED screen to cap the top of the building, used for displaying artwork, information and advertising. The second; in the reception entrance to the building, an LED wave ceiling  …

Architecture
Glenn Howells Architects
Client
Glenn Howells Architects

White Cube Gallery
Mason's Yard

White Cube Gallery Mason's Yard

When this gallery opened to huge fanfare in 2006, it was interesting to note how many of the reviews referred to the lighting. The partnership of client, architect, and lighting designer which had worked so well together on White Cube Hoxton Square, here reached a zenith of harmony which leaves the  …

Architecture
Mr J Rundell & Associates
Client
Mr J Rundell & Associates

Corpus Christi

Corpus Christi

The brief was to enhance the wonderful architecture and features of both the Corpus Christi Church and the adjoining Sports Hall and to give the church and hall flexibility and the ability to set different lighting scenes. The lighting design carefully considered the important needs of the church, i …

Architecture
Dow Jones Architects
Client
Dow Jones Architects

SJ Berwin
HQ

SJ Berwin HQ

The riverside HQ of this international law firm needed to be slick and sophisticated, yet welcoming to visitors and dynamic for the staff. A huge range of different types of spaces needed specific treatment relating to their function, whilst respecting an overall aesthetic approach.  …

Architecture
HOK International & Seth Stein Architects
Client
HOK InternationalSeth Stein Architects

The Core
Eden Project

The Core Eden Project

When Eden Project decided to employ a lighting consultant for their latest build project, they asked their architects to look around for an innovative, up and coming practice to present along side the more established competition. Whilst we always work collaboratively, it is fair to say that this pr …

Architecture
Grimshaw Architects
Client
Grimshaw Architects

Savill Gardens
Visitor Centre

Savill Gardens Visitor Centre

Shortlisted for the 2007 Stirling Prize, this building is as beguiling in the flesh as it is in photographs. The vast undulating canopy is supported only by the perimeter walls. The architect was clear that there should be no equipment whatsoever visible on the ceiling. The challenge then was to lig …

Architecture
Glenn Howells Architects
Client
Glenn Howells Architects

White Cube Gallery
Hoxton Square

White Cube Gallery Hoxton Square

The gallery that perhaps more than any other defines the now predominant approach to lighting contemporary art. A completely even light in all directions. The art speaks for itself, regardless of its position within the gallery. No need here for attention grabbing spot lighting. Warm and daylight co …

Architecture
Mr J Rundell & Associates
Client
Mr J Rundell & Associates

HMS Belfast

HMS Belfast

As part of Switched on London 2008, Mindseye teamed up with Lighting Effects Distribution to provide a different take on illuminating HMS Belfast. The event aim was to show the power of light in the city, in an energy efficient way. Mindseye adopted the role of 'camoufleurs', harking back …

Architecture
Switched on London
Client
Switched on London

Selfridges
Spirit Zone

Selfridges Spirit Zone

Inspiration can strike at any moment. A passing truck loaded with septic tanks was the road to Damascus for us when we were struggling to find a 2.8m diameter pendant for the entrance to this young fashion area. Not to be outdone, the architects were inspired to brief us for the stairwell light feat …

Architecture
Soft Room
Client
Soft Room

Daylight Study
BMW Manhattan
57th Street

Daylight Study BMW Manhattan

As part of the project at BMW Manhattan, we undertook a daylight analysis to establish the effect of the ingress of daylight, and direct sunlight into the space. In particular we were interested in the potential effect on the planned media wall.  …

Architecture
Carbondale
Client
BMWCarbondale

Bocca Di Lupo

Bocca Di Lupo

Mindseye worked directly with Jo Hagan of USE Architects and the restaurateurs Jacob Kenedy and Victor Hugo to create an ambience that manages to give a contemporary feel whilst retaining a classic sense of style and glamour. This was very much the clients’ and architect’s approach to the whole  …

Architecture
USE Architects
Client
USE Architects

Bermondsey
Square

Bermondsey Square

We were approached by Munkenbeck and Marshall Architects to design the lighting for the residential reception area of an apartment block within the Bermondsey Square £60 million regeneration project. The project boasts 76 outstanding residential apartments, new office and retail units, an art-house …

Architecture
Munkenbeck & Marshall Urbanism Limited
Client
Munkenbeck and Marshall

For the Love
of God Exhibition

For the Love of God Exhibition

Damien Hirst's 50 million pound diamond encrusted skull on display at White Cube Gallery, required discreet illumination to bring it to life. As important as the lighting was, so was the non-lighting. The private viewing gallery was required to be completely blacked out with shards of light bou …

Architecture
For the Love of God Exhibition
Client
Whitecube Gallery

199 Knightsbridge

199 Knightsbridge

With lighting design by Mindseye, luxury design studio 1508 created this stylish 3,070sq ft lateral apartment based in the one of the London’s most prestigious residences; The Knightsbridge.  …

Architecture
1508 London
Client
1508 London

South Marsh
Community Hub

South Marsh Community Hub

The architects Stanton Williams had a strong vision for this new-build community hub and came to Mindseye from the project outset, keen to get as much lighting integrated as possible. Mindseye were asked to provide a cost efficient lighting scheme flexible for sports and leisure use, but which also  …

Architecture
Stanton Williams Architects
Client
Stanton Williams Architects

Alison Jaques
Gallery

Alison Jaques Gallery

Elegant simplicity. The architect's concept of simple rectilinear spaces and parallel lines were translated into a system of lines of light that adapt themselves to each space within the gallery. The consistent approach and attention to detail provides the visitor with a seamless journey throug …

Architecture
Mr J Rundell & Associates
Client
Mr J Rundell & Associates

Fitzroy House

Fitzroy House

Considered minimal, calm, and ultimately cool. A property developer, used to commissioning leading architects, working with his own in house architect, designed this oasis of tranquillity and taste. Mindseye was the obvious choice to deliver an understated lighting scheme. No clutter, no fuss, just  …

Architecture
Jim Biek Architect

Daylight Study
St Moritz Church
Germany

Daylight Study St Moritz Church

Architecture and light are, of course, intimate cousins. Natural light is the perfect compliment to an environment of contemplation and reverence, and John Pawson and his team wanted to maintain the rhythms of natural light throughout the space, as well as benefiting from the changing aspects of lig …

Architecture
John Pawson Architects
Client
John Pawson

Museum of
Garden History

Museum of Garden History

A Museum devoted to the art and history of gardening has been re-designed and re-housed inside a medieval church. Mindseye provided consultancy advice for the main areas of the museum. Mindseye simply helped to develop the specification to ensure maximum energy efficiency and advised on target light …

Architecture
Dow Jones Architects
Client
Dow Jones Architects

Canary Wharf

Canary Wharf

Commissioned by Canary Wharf Group s’ public art team to create a winter wonderland in Jubilee Park, the idea behind this installation was to represent the energies that lie beneath. Underneath the park there are thousands of kilometers of electronic cables and the design creates the illusion that …

Architecture
Canary Wharf Group

Royal Lancaster Hotel
Park Restaurant

Royal Lancaster Hotel Park Restaurant

Above the Island Café lies a slightly more formal and structured space which has its own take on the aesthetic of calm. Large bespoke pendants, simple background coffer and ambient down lighting allow the guests to soak up the atmosphere and enjoy the warmth of the space, the lighting softly changi …

Architecture
Stiff & Trevillion
Client
Stiff & Trevillion

Holmes Place
Shellmex House

Holmes Place Shellmex House

The centre piece of the Holmes Place Health Club at Shellmex House is a 20metre long, constantly evolving light feature which changes colour and shape subtly throughout the day. Mindseye were commissioned by ORMS Architects to create a feature piece for the pool and Jacuzzi area of the health club w …

Architecture
ORMS Architecture
Client
ORMS Architecture

Pizza Express
Restaurants Concept

Pizza Express Restaurants Concept

Mindseye was commissioned by Pizza Express to review their lighting strategy and enhance the look and feel of two of their newest restaurants with a view to rolling out a lighting concept across the country. Mindseye were brought on board following input given to a residential refurbishment project  …

Architecture
Gondola Group
Client
Gondola Group

Young House

Young House

Look mum, no paint. Plenty of colour however. This converted mews house is practically an essay in lighting theory: a perfectly white interior, rendered in any palette of the owners choosing at the touch of a button. The light is cleverly shared between the various spaces of the house, so the shower …

Architecture
Tonkin Liu
Client
Tonkin Liu

Daylight Study
HSBC Hong Kong

Daylight Study HSBC Hong Kong

This document is a report of the findings from the detailed analysis undertaken to evaluate the effectiveness of the existing Sunscoop, if it were fully operational. The study takes account of all factors effecting the Sunscoop’s performance, including local climate and atmospheric conditions, geo …

Architecture
Foster+Partners
Client
Foster+Partners

Tequila Bar
Soho

Tequila Bar Soho

By day a flexible meeting space for this Soho based Media Company, by night, a cool bar with an exclusive club feel. What's more, the whole thing is subterranean. How can such disparate lighting needs be accommodated? Well, for one, the back-lit panels are white during the day (a suggestion of  …

Architecture
Tequila
Client
Tequila

Clove
Building

Clove Building

An enlightened client who appreciated the potential for increasing the marketability of an office space with a simple but effective makeover. Improved lighting was identified as a key component. Stanton Williams are respected for their uncluttered approach, a style which Mindseye are very comfortabl …

Architecture
Stanton Williams Architects
Client
Stanton Williams Architects

Discovery Centre
Birmingham

Discovery Centre Birmingham

A huge variety of lighting techniques were employed in this series of exhibition spaces. The design process was highly collaborative and the results clearly demonstrate this. Light is used to assist the communication and interactive functionality of all the exhibits.  …

Architecture
MET Studios
Client
MET Studios

Gainsborough
Studios

Gainsborough Studios

Film Noir was the inspiration for the exterior lighting to this mixed use development. What was lit was just as important to the architect as what was not. The vertical lighting to the main facade was specifically lit to be seen from a distance as well as close up, without disturbing the residents.  …

Architecture
Munkenbeck & Marshall Studio
Client
Munkenbeck and Marshall

Annie Leibovitz
Exhibition

Annie Leibovitz Exhibition

Innovative use of reflected light defines the visual character of this photographic exhibition. Simple dimmable fluorescent battens were concealed at the top and bottom of the double skin wall. The pictures are hung inside the wall and viewed through a cut out in the front wall.  …

Architecture
Theis & Khan
Client
Theis & Khan

Cathedral HQ

Cathedral HQ

Mindseye were contracted by Allford Hall Monaghan Morris to carry out the lighting design in this unique refurbishment project for innovative property developers; Cathedral Group. Located in St Thomas’s Church, Southwark, the new headquarters and refurbishment required Mindseye to provide function …

Architecture
Allford Hall Monaghan Morris
Client
Allford Hall Monaghan Morris

Otto's Dining
Rooms

Otto's Dining Rooms

The latter part of the 20th century and beginning of the 21st may well be remembered for the rise of the uber sophisticated consumer. Not only aware of fashion in clothing, they are also very aware of their social environment. Hence the rise of the architect designed bar and restaurant. Perhaps surp …

Architecture
Stiff & Trevillion
Client
Stiff & Trevillion

Ebony

Ebony

Precious, rare, beautiful, and fascinating: wood as art from nature's brush. Ebony supply some of the most exquisite woods you will ever see, so their showroom is in fact lit as a gallery. Good illumination to the vertical surfaces, and the simulation of 'skylight' bleeding into the s …

Architecture
Soft Room
Client
Soft Room

Stanley Gardens

Stanley Gardens

This high end residential family home required a complete interior transformation and Mindseye were brought on board by Make architects to do just that. A private residential Grade II dwelling in the heart of London’s fashionable Notting Hill district; this five storey house has been completely tr …

Architecture
Make Architects
Client
Make Architects

110 Oxford
Street

110 Oxford Street

The emphasis for the design is on concealed lighting, with light used as a space defining tool. The journey from street level up to each apartment is shaped through colour and intensity of light, with the occupant being able to shape their own space through the delivery of light onto key surfaces. T …

Architecture
ORMS Architecture
Client
ORMS Architecture