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Crestron's lighting by Morelight is All At Sea

Friday 26th May, 2017
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You don’t have to look far to find the reason why the Netherlands’ restaurant “At Sea” in Dronten won the Best Lighting Application award at Crestron’s recent 10th Integration Awards ceremony. Sitting in a unique, waterfront location in Dronten, the stunning “At Sea” restaurant boasts beautifully unspoilt views of the Netherlands’ sunset, authentic local food and faultless interior design that is perfectly integrated with Crestron technology.

Every element of this unique restaurant has been thoughtfully created with its location at the forefront of the design process. The lighting scheme has been designed to transport the diner into an ocean realm of splendour and the epitome of coastal dining. A team from integrator, Morelight, designed and installed a Crestron lighting control solution that provides the perfect accompaniment to the restaurant’s inventive and contemporary design. Ben van de Bunt, Creative director, at Morelight explains: “We were absolutely delighted to be asked to help with this innovative project and knew that by using Crestron products alongside our creative lighting design we would be able to achieve a brilliant combination of creativity and technology.” They skilfully utilised available natural light and seamlessly complemented it with an inspiringly creative light scheme. 64 luminaires were installed and thanks to Crestron technology, each can be perfectly managed to suit every occasion.

To suit the interior style of the restaurant, Morelight installed Crestron’s TSW752 touch screen featuring a clean, contemporary appearance with edge-to-edge glass and advanced high-definition Smart Graphics™. Crestron’s DINAP3 processor provides efficient control of all track, pendant, LED strip and wall lights, with a number of scenes pre-programmed into the system. The tuneable luminaires are controlled to imitate the changing tones and colours of the sunset, and the system also cleverly embraces the natural light occurring outside, within the restaurant interior. The experience of dining in this stunning restaurant now evokes a feeling of being effortlessly in tune with its coastal surroundings. All luminaires are exquisitely placed, with each having a specific effect in the lighting scheme. A large, perfectly lit painting hangs from an interior wall, an instant feature as diners enter.

On completion of the project restaurant owner, Janine, commented: “We could not be more thrilled with the lighting features that Morelight installed within the restaurant. They perfectly complement the design and really complete the space. The Crestron control panels are so incredibly easy to use and the ability to manipulate the light in order to mirror the sunset really is a very special addition.”