GDS ArcSystem lights Bristol wine bar
Tuesday, 15 May 2018
bristolLe Poivrot, an unmistakably French wine bar
UK - When Richard Tring opened Le Poivrot, an unmistakably French wine bar, on Colston Street in Bristol, it was in sharp contrast to his speakeasy-style Red Light bar, described as an "adult drinking den in the heart of Bristol". Le Poivrot demonstrates an altogether different creative expression from Tring, who with his wife Sarah also owns Weber and Tring's wine and spirits shop in the city. Since opening night, a seat at the bar at Le Poivrot is much sought after.
To help realise his vision for Le Poivrot, Richard engaged the services of Bristol-based designers, Out of The Woodwork Designs, with whom he already had a good working relationship, to design and manage the entire refit. Out of The Woodwork in turn, consulted with GDS over lighting provision for the project.
The project team wished to “combine exquisite detail and an understated old world charm to create an individual style” for Le Poivrot.
Le Poivrot was entirely lit using GDS ArcPro and ArcDecor ArcSystem products. GDS prepared and supplied Dialux reports for the site, enabling the team to tailor each detail to achieve the specific outcome required. The separation between the kitchen (higher lumen level but narrower spread) and customer areas was achieved seamlessly with no compromise.
ArcPro MR16 2700K recessed (adjustable and fixed) fittings were used throughout for general lighting. ArcPro Lamps (candle, clear) were used for specific areas of the walls, bar and windows, with ArcSystem Decor LED Strip and GU10 lamps completing the picture for the kitchen and toilet areas. The system is wirelessly controlled by means of GDS's ArcMesh protocol via an ArcPro 8 button panel and was commissioned by GDS technicians.
Matthew Lloyd, sales director at GDS comments, "This project serves to illustrate just how flexible and adaptable GDS ArcSystem can be, playing its part in the creation of a special venue. It's not always straightforward to represent a very personal, singular vision but at Le Poivrot, working closely with Richard and the Out of The Woodwork team, I think we've managed to do just that. Choosing fixtures from both the Pro and Decor ranges enabled the very precise aims of the project to be met without any compromises. Le Poivrot looks and feels great."
(Jim Evans)

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