JD Wetherspoon’s latest pub to open is The Twelve Tellers in Preston named because the site was formerly a bank back in the 1930s. KD Paine & Associates was responsible for the building’s redesign and refurbishment and, while they were keen to make it a contemporary environment, they wanted to give due regard to the building’s history. When it came to the lighting they used historic photography of the building’s former incarnation to influence the styling of the pub’s chandeliers and wall lights and called on us to design and manufacture lighting to suit their interior design.
The results are 35 light fittings that echo the shape of the original fittings but with a modern interpretation achieved by removing floral flourishes and fussy framework and replacing it with sweeping nickel lines and opal glass globe shades.
David Carrington from KD Paine & Associates says: “We had seen Dernier & Hamlyn’s work in many other hotels and restaurants and were confident they would be able to fulfil our requirements in terms of design, timescales and budget. We and our client are delighted with the results and look forward to working with them on more projects in the future.”