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Case Study. Tattu, Leeds.

Founded in Manchester, Tattu restaurant has now opened its second site in Leeds, a big win for the city. Designed by Edwin Pickett and Tattu founder, Adam Jones, Tattu’s unique style goes hand in hand with its exquisite menu.

Adam and Edwin turned again to Tyson Lighting to transform their ideas and designs into reality. Lighting is an integral part of the Tattu schemes, creating the mood for diners and complementing the materials used in the luxurious interior.

Textured slate walls provide the ideal backdrop to graze light across creating directional shadows and extenuating the natural form of the wall. Polished black marble floor tiles are laid throughout the restaurant reflecting the effect of the silhouetted bespoke pendants and up-lit blossom trees.

The bespoke pendants were industrialised by Tyson Lighting using a complex laser cut fret work pattern which was mechanically folded and fabricated into a 100mm x 100mm square profile, 700mm long. A white interior and black exterior was chosen to achieve an attractive, textured visual.

Screen panels with intricate fretwork are a beautiful vertical feature that reflect coloured and mirrored back-drop lighting off the satin finished metal work. The screen also acts as a sub-divide in the interior seating area.

A monolithic island bar sits deep within the overgrown blossom tree branches which climb over the bar up to the overhanging mezzanine restaurant space. Interspersed within the branches and leaves, suspended filament lamps drop at various heights resulting in warm hot spots within the blossom canopy.

Bespoke luminaires incorporating detailed fretwork provide pinspot feature lighting to the ground floor tables. Each pendant is internally illuminated with a 1o degree soraa lamp, producing dramatic silhouetting across the interior landscape.

IGuzinni micro laser downlights pinspot narrow beams of light down the ground floor stone-tiled feature wall and are combined with linear LED wall washers integrated into the banquet seating head, generating a secondary layer of grazing light.

RGBA ADJ lighting cannons punch saturated light through the white blossom tree canopy. Mounted across the interior at various heights and suspended via drop rods and wall mounted brackets, control of the RGBA cannon was provided by an Airstream router and app allowing the client to accurately control the light mixture of all 4 LED colour elements.

Back lit marble panels are used as a threshold between the restaurant and private dining spaces. The illuminated panels create a framing detail for the monolithic illuminated private dining table adding drama and opulence to this exclusive area.

Tyson Lighting fabricated wall lights using laser cut and rolled sheet steel fabrication, powder coated black and lined with a thin gauge of laminated tissue paper. Once illuminated the outer face emits a soft glow contrasting with the sharp, horizontal and vertical bands of the black fret work.

In the toilets you will find ceiling mounted drum shades. These were engineered from 2 laser cut sections of sheet steel. One formed into a full cylinder, the other into a circular disk. The parts were welded together and powder coated matt black. A single mounted downlight was used to project light through all sides of the shade casting areas of light and dark around the interior of the room.

External luminaries were also manufactured for the scheme and consisted of a four-piece shade assembly encasing two IP-rated wall lights. Using laser cut mild steel fret work and opal acrylic diffusers to create a contrasting black on white lattice.

Tattu is a rival to the even the best restaurants of New York and Los Angeles and continues to push the boundaries of design.

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