When Amber Road asked us to collaborate on this project, we were intoxicated with excitement! It’s not everyday you get to make a contribution to an icon – that’s certainly how we saw the famous Lord Dudley pub and restaurant in Paddington. (Good spot for a drink too!)
Amber Road is one of the most awarded young landscape and interiors practices working in Australia today. Their aim here was to create a venue for day and night, both a public space or a private party venue. Nothing was to be extraneous – every aspect had to be functional, flexible, delightful and relevant to the whole.
Every project is not without its challenges and the Lord Dudley was no different. Amber Road says, “the apparent simplicity and elegance of this project belies the many technical complexities we faced. The basement was incredibly dark to begin with, so to achieve a light filled dining hall and intimate bar, we ripped off the existing roof, designed and installed an elegant new fine steel framed glass conservatory, complete with lush green hanging garden and steel framed doors and windows to complement.
We resurfaced the walls with sandstone to reference the area´s origins as a quarry, resurfaced floors in limestone cobblestones, pairing it with custom made leopard carpeting. We then relocated and redesigned the bar, sourced and custom designed light fittings (with LightCo’s help of course], commissioned artisan finishes to the roof, doors and walls and sourced, repainted and reupholstered furniture. A private dining area named the Bordello afforded an intimate dining experience and all bathrooms were completely refurbed.”
LightCo is extremely proud to have been associated with this project, especially because we had the chance to propose various customized lighting options. From initial conceptual ideas, working closely with Amber Road, we created the final custom made pieces. A unique project like the Lord Dudley required bespoke solutions – and LightCo delivered!