LIGHTING TODAY22 Feb 2021
Plato´s Coffee & Tea Lounge at Atlantis The Palm, Dubai, UAE
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One of Preciosa Lighting additions to this well-known Dubai property is its custom-designed spiralling seashell.

Atlantis, The Palm is one of the icons of Dubai’s hotel scene. Ideally located on the Arabian Gulf and with views to the Dubai skyline, guests also enjoy exclusive guest rooms, world-class dining and an adventure aqua park. The hotel underwent a refurbishment under the creative eye of HBA Dubai. Preciosa Lighting was closely involved; creating lighting for seven different spaces throughout the large property.

Definitely the most unmissable installation is the spiralling shell located in Plato´s Coffee & Tea Lounge. Inspiration came from the sea for this installation, designed by Preciosa designer Petr Kořínek in collaboration with HBA Dubai. The chandelier is comprised of approximately 35,000 cut beads in three shades of blue. To create the illusion of being underwater, about 4500 almond trimmings on 180 hanging points float around the shell.

In the Ossiano Underwater Bar & Restaurant, a variety of original Preciosa creations enlighten the space. Welcoming diners is a sparkling violet and crystal Stardust wall that is more than seven metres long. With a nod to unique underwater sea creatures, the main chandelier is two metres across and consists of crystal glass tubes in shades ranging from honey to clear. The installation is brought together with a gold and bronze metal finish. 

In a private dining room, guests linger under nearly four metres of hand-made crystal spheres. Preciosa designer Anežka Závadová created three large installations for a public corridor from honey and clear hand-blown crystal leaves. Setting the right first impression was also important to designers when guests enter Imperial Club & Bar. The lighting installation features a mix of optical glass and cracked glass in shades of champagne and amber. The gold and bronze metal finish adds to the warmth of the light.