This is the first of a short, sharp series of posts about lights that are frequently specified for restaurants.
We start with the Nautic range from Tekna because the law that almost restaurants, bars &c. must be lit by naked light bulbs has not yet been repealed.
Tekna let you get this effect without using cheap fittings that won't last. Theirs is the grown-up version! This is the Thorn Pete pendant in dark bronze:
It can be suspended from a matching cable, as here, or from a rod.
There is a wall version:
And Looe is also a wall light:
To attach your bulbs to the ceiling, use Cod:
A restaurant needs signage, maybe on the street, maybe to indicate the way in to a car park. There is a special Ilford for this. The text/graphics printed onto the frosted PMMA can be whatever you like:
A restaurant needs something within which to display its menu outside. Tekna have this covered with their menuboxes, A4 and A3:
All these lights come in dark bronze, but there are also other finishes with which to refresh the naked light bulb convention a bit. Polished or matt chrome:
polished or matt nickel, sometimes a copper option:
and also custom finishes for the right quantity:
Besides their functional simplicity, the Nautic collection permits a consistent look across all the restaurant lighting, both inside and outside, particularly when combined with other items from their collections. For example, the Annet wall light:
or the small Ilford pendant:
The changes being wrought to the Company by the new owners are really good: we are proud to be a part of it. Click here for the Nautic web site.
If you'd like more information on their collections, such as prices, or if you'd like me to visit to go through what they make possible, do get in touch.