Quirke McNamara Consultancy. Interior Design, Clerkenwell, Canary Wharf
Lighting design Featured Project: Kensington Artists Studio

QMC undertook the lighting and AV for this project highlighting the high ceilings and Architectural features with a variety of lighting that the client can control.

We also added lighting elements to the bespoke storage by QMC underlighting the walk in wardrobe and bathroom unit as well as the new bookunit to the study. A new sound systems and B&O speakers have also been added and a floating tv unit A Lutron system allows for total control over the space and lighting has also been set in the decked external areas and under the floating bed.

The space is a mix of very Architectural white and bachelor pad black and the lighting compliments both with fibre-optics inset around the bath and over so they can colour the water.

QMC Lighting blend our overall design with our lighting creating spaces with personality.
London interiors:lighting Featured Project: Lighting Design Penthouse The City

QMC Lighting designed & managed the installation  of the Lighting & Audio Visual elements of this project. We bespoke designed two feature wall lights using fibre-optic & glass to illuminated the clients guest bedroom which was to look like a high end hotel. We build a frame around the bed & underlit it to cast a blue hue across the floor. The spiral stairs as you enter we illuminated with colour changing LED fittings shining onto the glass steps.  

The black glass bathroom we illuminated with a mixture of fibre-optic colour changing fittings & a bespoke oval back lit mirror to create a dramatic masculine space.  

The open -plan upstairs had only two tracks running along the ceiling. We built a dropped bulkhead set with task lights running the whole length of the space as well as using colour changing LED fittings set along with beams allowing the client through the control system to change the colours to suit their mood. We also set colour fittings onto the roof-terrace in between the sculptural plants & blended the interior & exterior lighting system.  

We installed a B&O AV system as well as TVs within the bathroom allowing the client to have music throughout the house as well as well as a flexible lighting system to suit their mood.
London lighting designers Featured Project Ice White House London

Short-listed for Residential lighting design of the year Lighting Awards 2010 www.lightingawards.com the most prestigious lighting awards in the world. Final March 2010

QMC transformed this run down mock Tudor house into a contemporary state of the art modern dwelling. The five-bedroom house has a large open plan kitchen and seating area along with formal dining room, cinema room, 5 bedrooms with ensuites and an external swimming pool & tropical garden.

QMC were commissioned to design the lighting scheme. The overall property has white resin flooring throughout, white walls and white corian materials so I wanted to wash the space with light and allow for warmth and mood through the lighting scheme. I set LED lighting above the corian bespoke kitchen to wash the back walls with colour changing light, I illuminated the wine room, inset LED fittings into the water wall as well as setting lights under the floating units to cast light across the floors.

We designed lighting for the large fish tank for both day and night schemes and created a specialist scheme for the black cinema room setting lights within the seats, a fibre-optic star ceiling, LED fittings to highlight the artwork and the steps to the lower level. We bespoke designed a fibre-optic colour changing feature light with crystals that hangs through the central core of the stairs to ground level. We inset fibre-optic fittings within the floor around the bath to cast light up onto the sculptural shape of the bath.

We also designed the external lighting scheme with pool lights, water feature and colour fittings between the sculptural planting.

AV system:

We designed and managed the scheme for the AV system also and QMC installed the lighting scheme and project managed the overall works.

The entire house and the external areas are all connected to the central AV & Security control. Central audio throughout the house & garden, automated blinds, cinema room, load bearing pool cover, automated gates, mood light settings and automated sliding doors.

Lighting Effects:

QMC Lighting can create different mood effects from backlit bars and walls to bespoke feature fittings that colour change. Water walls, inset path lights, integrated lighting within furniture or joinery, stage lighting, nightclub lighting. Any space can be transformed with the use of effective lighting. Neon, Cold Cathode, Fibre-Optic and LED lighting can enhance an overall scheme and be incorporated into the overall design working with the space and materials chosen to enhance and compliment any environment. All lighting can also be linked to a control system allowing the client to be able to set scenes and control the mood of the space. QMC design, install and manage all the works on site to ensure a quality finish and also provide an aftercare service.

Susan Quirke Creative Director explains some of the effects that can be created with specialist lighting taking examples from one of her recent projects.

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Click here to view a video Susan explains the lighting features used in the Dining area of her Loft apartment project

Click here to view a video Susan Quirke from QMC Lighting takes us on a tour of her latest project in the city

London lighting designersLondon lighting designers Featured Project: Illuminating Brick

Many of the interiors we design have some element of brick walls such as warehouse conversions,old factorys and church spaces. We specialise in working on these unique properties and use specialist lighting effects to create unique dramatic spaces.