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design. “The client specifically requested unique and

restaurant for diners. A lot of designers shy away from

visually captivating lighting designs. For us, it was

light layering as it is extremely nuanced and requires

crucial to create bespoke lighting fixtures that became

considerable thought, care, and precision to achieve

focal points within each area of the restaurant. This

successfully. The outcome at Kitin shows this effort

helped to compensate for the simplicity of the wall

was entirely worthwhile.

and floor finishes,” says Kwan. Shing adds: “The focus

“The client was inspired in part by their own memories

is often on ensuring the lamp source brightness is

of an opulent hospitality experience that left a lasting

appropriate for the design intent. However, since

impression. This sense of the luxurious lifestyle and

the decorative lighting in Kitin played a significantly

unique ambience infused the whole approach for Kitin

important role within the space, alongside lamp

as they wanted it to have a similar feel. We then had to

source brightness, we also carefully considered the

devise the best way to integrate those key decorative

light orientation, where the light was installed and the

lighting features throughout the restaurant, as it is not

mounting height. Our team also used layering of light

sufficient to simply place decorative lighting in areas

in this project to create a specific mood and ambience

with little consideration. For example, the chandelier

in the restaurant. This added depth in the design

in the main dining room is positioned in that specific

and enhances the overall sensory experience of the

ceiling space to ensure there is no light that spills over

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