Situated on 28 acres of rustic farmland in central New Jersey is a wedding venue called Ashford Estate. The estate encompasses a historic barn (used for ceremonies), a 12-bedroom main house, a pond with gazebo, a tree-lined driveway and a recently built ballroom—a separate structure which holds 250 guests. All of these architectural details provide interesting spaces for light to fall. Ninety luminaires from ILUMINARC are strategically built into the alcoves, archways and column bases. They wash the entire space with colored light while additional pin spots light the table’s centerpieces and moving head fixtures light the dance floor and project patterns on the ceiling. Specifically 33 Ilumipod LOGIC TRI-1, 31 Ilumipod LOGIC TRI-4 and 29 Ilumiline LOGIC 12 wash lights for the ballroom’s interior.
Rising 154 meters high on a prime waterfront property, the five-star MGM Macau is architecturally striking but it’s the domed courtyard at its heart, the Grande Praca, that sets it drastically apart from other world-class luxury resorts. Lit by nearly 100 ILUMINARC wash lights and covered by a dramatic glass dome, the 1,088-square-meter court has a distinctive Old World feel, inspired by Portugal’s Central train station in Lisbon. MGM calls it the “soul” of the resort.
Everyone feels right at home when they visit Brooklyn’s Viva Toro; it doesn’t matter if they want to sit down to a Sunday family dinner; take a wild ride on the borough’s only mechanical bull; or dance the night away to the latest Latin sounds. Part of the reason for this welcoming feeling is due to the friendly staff, part to the mouthwatering food and handcrafted drinks, and part to the magic worked by the 12 ILUMINARC Ilumipod 7 IP LED washes.
The Marlin Hotel
Retrofit Historic Art Deco
Three floors of historic art deco architecture have received the ILUMINARC treatment. The Marlin Hotel, on Collins Avenue in the prime area known as South Beach, has seen a recent renovation. The gutted interior is now a sleek Miami Modern-style resort, its exterior refurbished to the lilac luster of its original art deco heyday. All of which has been illuminated by ILUMINARC LED-fitted lighting solutions, specified by Geoff Farrell of D’light Studios, based in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., and controlled by ILUMINARC Logic system—working seamlessly with Savant.