This unusual 3000 square feet leisure area has been custom-designed by lighting interior designer Ben Rousseau for a client who is an is an enthusiast of urban and contemporary art. He uses the space to relax, party and play games. He also owns an Aston Martin DB4 and an underground car port has been designed as one of the central features. A set of laser beams has been created to encircle the vehicle, so it could look like a protective force field.
Main feature of the lounge is a color-changing INSA bubble chair (also designed by Ben Rousseau) and a matching coffered ceiling with the same striking graphic illuminated by two levels of color-changing LEDS around each step, whilst the cocktail bar in pearled and silver flecked Tadelac has strips of warm white LED lighting to make the most of the multifaceted angles of the counter. [Photos and information provided via e-mail by Ben Rousseau]
As we alluded to earlier, green and white is a smart combination that works well in a modern bedroom and balances energetic overtones with a serene backdrop. The amount of green you use here depends on the size of the room and the amount of natural light that floods into your bedroom. Smaller bedrooms with too much green might seem both overwhelming and visually cluttered.
The terms ‘contemporary’ and ‘modern’ are often used interchangeably when describing design. It’s a common faux pas and one of which this writer is certainly guilty. In design lexicon the two words have contrasting and quite distinct meanings. Describing their difference at a somewhat rudimentary level: contemporary makes reference to the present-day – that which is current and of the time – whereas modern alludes to the past, specifically that of Modernism (post the First World War) and mid-20th century modern design and architecture.