These White Walls
Rachel Dein, Su Blackwell, The Clorofilas
James Newton, Joakim Blockstrom
Our design uses light sources that are largely concealed or built into the furniture: visible only where their form and materials contribute aesthetically to the design. Brightness is carefully managed so that no light source appears overwhelming or intrusive, maximising comfort and familiarity, while maintaining an appropriate sense of privacy. Concealed, close set grazing light flows over selected elements, revealing their homespun textures and tactility, from the wildflower design of the hand-cast plaster panels to the sparkle of the glassware in the oversize kitchen-style cabinetry.
Hide also features three playfully styled private dining rooms. In the Reading Room and the Broken Room, we created a gentle fade of focus that gradually shifts the emphasis to reveal a selection of unique features over the course of a meal. In the Shadow Room we included miniature image projectors to create shadow projections of fantasy figures behind diners, creating a delightful sense of theatre that underpins the fanciful nature of the private dining rooms.