Malplaquet shown in RAL #9003 Signal White powder coat finish with bronze accents and partially etched glass. Interiors by Tongtong as seen in Her Majesty's Pleasure, Ontario, Canada.

Food Halls as Inspiration

We find inspiration in many places and in many forms, but spaces that leverage the power of thoughtful design to create energy speak to us on a pretty direct and personal level. Case in point: Food Halls. Bustling with energy, built for communing, curated to deliver a five-senses indulgence, they are for experiencing as much as for eating and their aesthetic mimics that. Marble counters. Tiled walls. High-wattage, outsized lighting. An abundance of glass. Whether you’re at Harrod’s in London, Le Epicerie at Le Bon Marchê in Paris or any of the other establishments that carry on the food hall tradition around the world, the setup is reassuringly familiar. Yes the food, in all of its authentically prepared glory, is the undisputed star, but the way the surrounding elements pay tribute is a pretty special lesson in the power of purposeful, intentional design. And that’s something that translates to home kitchens, as well; after all, you don’t need a marketplace to create a food-centric gathering space. 

Below are 12 installs of our light fixtures that honor the food hall. Some are in home kitchens, some illuminate restaurants, but all bring a sense of presence and presentation to the dining space. 

Malplaquet Double shown in RAL #9003 Signal White powder coat finish with bronze accents, black bracket, and partially etched glass. Interiors by Stephens Design Group.
Malplaquet Double shown in RAL #9003 Signal White powder coat finish with bronze accents, black bracket, and partially etched glass. Interiors by Stephens Design Group.
From top: Globus shown in bronze finish with bronze secondary finish, bronze accents and clear glass, customized. Malplaquet shown in RAL #7035 Light Grey powder coat finish with bronze accents and partially etched glass, customized. Interiors by Standard Fare as seen in The Ordinary, Charleston, SC.
From top: Globus shown in bronze finish with bronze secondary finish, bronze accents and clear glass, customized. Malplaquet shown in RAL #7035 Light Grey powder coat finish with bronze accents and partially etched glass, customized. Interiors by Standard Fare as seen in The Ordinary, Charleston, SC.
Dover Ball shown in antique brass finish with opal glass. Interiors by Reiner White Interiors.
Dover Ball shown in antique brass finish with opal glass. Interiors by Reiner White Interiors.
Eddystone shown in zinc finish with opal glass. Interiors by Blue Wolf LLC.
Eddystone shown in zinc finish with opal glass. Interiors by Blue Wolf LLC.

From left: Maxine shown in black finish with hewn brass accents and a black shade. Modified Chiltern shown in hewn brass with hewn brass accents. Shades shown in white finish with hewn brass interior. Interiors by Wendy Word. Photography by Lauren Pressey.
From left: Maxine shown in black finish with hewn brass accents and a black shade. Modified Chiltern shown in hewn brass with hewn brass accents. Shades shown in white finish with hewn brass interior. Interiors by Wendy Word. Photography by Lauren Pressey.
Malplaquet shown in RAL #7035 Light Grey powder coat finish with bronze accents and partially etched glass. Interiors by Merivale as seen in Fred's Merivale, Paddington, Australia.
Malplaquet shown in RAL #7035 Light Grey powder coat finish with bronze accents and partially etched glass. Interiors by Merivale as seen in Fred's Merivale, Paddington, Australia.
From left: Hamilton shown in hewn brass finish with Benjamin Moore #2139-50 Silver Marlin interior finish. Maxine shown in bronze finish. Interiors by Maison, Inc. Photography by David Papazian.
From left: Hamilton shown in hewn brass finish with Benjamin Moore #2139-50 Silver Marlin interior finish. Maxine shown in bronze finish. Interiors by Maison, Inc. Photography by David Papazian.

8. Mac

Mac shown in blackened pewter finish with blackened pewter accents and hewn brass shade interior finish.  Interiors by Melissa Perello as seen in Octavia, San Francisco, CA.
Mac shown in blackened pewter finish with blackened pewter accents and hewn brass shade interior finish. Interiors by Melissa Perello as seen in Octavia, San Francisco, CA.
Malplaquet shown in white finish with blackened pewter accents and partially etched glass. Interiors by Jana Parker Lee of Wiseman & Gale. Photography by Laura Moss.
Malplaquet shown in white finish with blackened pewter accents and partially etched glass. Interiors by Jana Parker Lee of Wiseman & Gale. Photography by Laura Moss.

10. Mac

Mac shown in Farrow and Ball #57 Off-Black finish with pewter accents and white interior finish. Metro sconces shown in blackened pewter finish and white glass shades. Interiors by Heather Wells, Inc.
Mac shown in Farrow and Ball #57 Off-Black finish with pewter accents and white interior finish. Metro sconces shown in blackened pewter finish and white glass shades. Interiors by Heather Wells, Inc.
Altamont Open shown in polished nickel finish with clear glass. Interiors by Marsh and Clark Design.
Altamont Open shown in polished nickel finish with clear glass. Interiors by Marsh and Clark Design.

12. Gibson

Gibson shown in zinc finish with hewn brass accents.
Gibson shown in zinc finish with hewn brass accents.

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