The concept for the $6 million dollar restoration project to revitalise the former plantation house at Jumby Bay A Rosewood Resort on a private island off Antigua was the modern interpretation of the colonial spirit. The bespoke lighting we manufactured for Dennis irvine Studio is a vital part of the design narrative.
In the light and airy restaurant, a large 22 lamp bespoke brass chandelier is a simplified and elongated take on a corona ring chandelier typical of those installed in colonial great houses. I n the Blue Room, one of the Estate House’s beautiful private dining rooms, a solid brass chandelier sits over the table that nods to the Dutch style of lighting popular at the time the building was conceived.
While in the wine room, where resort guests may store their own collections, 20 faux candles each sit within their handmade lanterns that are placed on a brass tray which was handfinished in bronze to provide a natural finish that complements the dark woods and leather furniture in this atmospheric room.
Dennis Irvine says: “We’ve commissioned Dernier & Hamlyn for projects globally including luxury hospitality brands, residences for high net worth individuals and super yachts. Working with them is a partnership where we collaborate to devise lighting solutions that meet the brief and the clients’ requirements while staying within budget. They produced some wonderful fittings and chandeliers for Jumby bay that are very much in keeping with the environment.”
Here is a short video that features Dennis Irvine talking about the fittings Dernier & Hamlyn made for Jumby Bay