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Faber Design Folio is our regular feature highlighting the importance of decorative lighting in the work of a design studio. This issue, we present Faber Design. Specialising in hospitality, retail and workplace design, Faber engage with an audience on an emotional level.

Marmalade BIRMINGHAM, UK This cafÊ and bistro at Birmingham’s Repertory Theatre is a whimsical homage to the theatrical. Conceived as a series of sets, lighting is used to create different moods as you move between the different areas of the restaurant. A traditional kitchen table scene is created using copper spinnings above a large wooden table. The sitting room and library are defined by oversized floor lamps, tartan, fringed lampshades and cosy seating, fine netting pendants cultivate an almost ethereal feel, adding to the melodrama.

Union Square Cafe Lasan BIRMINGHAM, UK Lasan is a bright, vibrant Indian brasserie concept. The brief was to create a design that would stand the test of time and feel as if the space had always been this way. This sense of history was achieved by choosing classically inspired lighting and combining traditional hardwood flooring with art deco style geometric tiling. Luxurious but elegant materials such as marble, brass and wood were used to provide that sense of durability and opulence associated with older buildings.

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