The key to ensuring even lighting on all tables turned out to be Ketra’s linear lighting. Whether it is individual tables, or two joined by a leaf to become banquette-styled seating, Ketra’s superior focus and beam width mean that one table is not lit more than another, nor is any one table’s lighting too bright or not bright enough. In addition, Ketra ‘s ability to mimic shifting natural light gives TenTen the ability to subtly adjust the quality of the restaurant’s lighting, gradually adding warmth throughout the evening to create a soft amber glow in the room.
As part of desire to honor nature in the space using principles of imperfection, layering and rugged/rustic elements, one large wall inside the restaurant is pale-colored stone. Strategic use of Ketra’s G2 lights, with their incredible variety of easily changed colors, transformed that wall into an amazing canvas for a gallery of changing scenes — providing a unique focal point and giving people something to be excited about during dinner.
Ketra was also tapped to help create some special “design surprises”. Two walls in the bar area were painted with a special mixture that contained real copper. After the paint dried, it was sprayed to develop an authentic patina. Downlights from Ketra were then placed above those walls, and now create an impressive pop of color by cycling through the entire spectrum of blue shades. It’s beautiful design moments like these — highlighted in a way that makes the entire effect feel uncontrived — that reinforces the restaurant’s peacefully luxurious vibe.