Illuminated Flooring for The Ivy Asia Restaurants
Unibox creates a bespoke back-lit flooring installation for The Ivy Asia restaurants across the UK.
The Ivy is celebrated as being one of the most sophisticated, visually-exciting restaurant groups in the world. Its clients expect that their whole experience will be exquisite in every way, something which is realised in the now iconic illuminated agate flooring installations that take pride of place within The Ivy Asia dining rooms.
After becoming dissatisfied with the quality and reliability of their existing illuminated flooring, The Ivy’s owners approached our team for support in creating a better solution for all of its UK restaurants. We carried out extensive research and development to engineer a system according to our client’s exacting specifications, following strict guidelines on the colour temperature, lumen output, and power consumption of the LEDs used.
The Ivy Collection have been awarded the Restaurant Brand of the Year Award at the Casual Dining Awards 2023.
We used our LED light panels to deliver homogenous illumination from beneath a sea of green agate tiles. Each of the panels was built using premium components and materials to ensure that the finished installation would blend seamlessly with the existing interior design scheme of The Ivy Asia restaurants and bar areas. We formed light guide plates (LGPs) from sheets of optical-grade acrylic, all of which were laser etched with a carefully calculated matrix of dots to capture and redirect the light evenly across the tiles.
By completing much of the wiring and assembly in-house, we made it possible for the entire system to be plug-and-play so that the light panels could be installed quickly by electricians onsite in time for the grand re-opening.