Soho House, LondonThe famous London members’ club useda combination of our vintageand own-brand bulkhead lighting
Jacks cleverly went one further and used our vintage round ships’ bulkhead lights – usually seen on walls – as ceiling lights. The tactic draws the customer’s eye up and around their dining space, showing off the quality of their refit, which can only reflect positively on the quality of their food.
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If you want to stand out from your competitors, try something different. Antique ships’ wheels, portholes, or a vintage ship’s telegraph, will wow your customers and create a unique vibe.
Need even more ideas? Have a browse through our vintage lighting or Edison light bulbs section for more inspiration!
Wall lights – even our vintage nautical bedside lights – or a low-slung ceiling light work beside/above tables and rows of pendant lights – these large industrial pendants can be sprayed any colour – can illuminate walkways. Our lights (the vast majority taking E27 fittings) will work with any LED wattage and all support dimmable bulbs, so you can adjust the amount of brightness throughout the day and night.
(Image 1 via mima, Image 3 via yellowtrace, Image 4 via b3designers, Image 2 &5 via ilikeink)
The same decorative nature applies to our vintage ships’ wall lights. That steel caged bulkhead light (pictured, in Edinburgh’s Salt Cafe) oozes quirk and quality, reflecting upon the bar itself.
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Fat Cap & Brisket, CornwallOur local bistro mixed and matched ourvintage ships’ lights to great quirky effect
Finally, there’s one last go-to design element for restaurant, bar and café lighting: the Edison style filament light bulb. These old-fashioned bulbs can build an ambience at a relatively low cost with their casual air and a wink at history. These vintage lights are best used as accents, creating warm light to make lunch or dinner even more enjoyable. Therefore, you’ll often find them over seating areas. To make sure they provide enough light, they are often placed together as a group or cluster. But the best thing is, these bulbs are so pretty, they don’t need a lamp shade. Sure enough, they look great in the pendant or cage lights. But really, they don’t need much. Hang them in a row and use different bulbs shapes like shown above, and you’ll create a unique display customers are sure to appreciate. Or let the light cords loosely hang down for an effect that’s both casual and gracious.
In the hospitality industry, first impressions are key. Bar lighting is crucial to your ambience and to drawing in customers.
Colours affect the emotions of your customers. Any Old Lights offer an exclusive colour customisation service, professionally spraying our industrial pendants in two sizes any RAL colour. Not only can you influence a diner’s mood, but you can match your lighting to your interior colour scheme.
We also supplied the vintage ships’ pendants for their restaurant booth lighting (pictured), the porthole mirrors for the restrooms, and their authentic nautical decor scattered about the reception, restaurant and bar areas.
Let’s start off with some industrial restaurant lighting that really fits in anywhere. Old warehouse pendant lights are big, robust, and stylish! Once providing the light for hard-working men producing and distributing tools for the nation, now they light the way for hip, trendy diners. Hung high up from ladders like above, they provide good overall light for large spaces. Or hung low down over a specific area, like in the below image as bar lighting, they do a perfect job as task lights. This can give specific areas a more cosy, intimate feeling.
It’s a vast space that required big bar lights – and we have plenty, in multiple patterns. Those caged nautical pendant lights hanging above the bar in the banner image are the size of footballs, and packed with personality.
Diners are always watching the time and we keep a healthy stock of very cool vintage ships’ clocks – Mamie’s, the new Covent Garden creperie, used our very large triangular ships’ clocks as eye candy – which can really set your design apart.
Any Old Lights have supplied lighting to restaurants across the South West of England and internationally. Whether you’re after that dramatic lighting effect, something more comfortable and casual, or you’re a family-friendly restaurant seeking the relaxed vibe, our range of nautical and industrial lighting for restaurants will work for you.
Another favourite in industrial restaurant lighting, which you can also spot on the left in the image above, are bunker cage lights. Hanging down from the ceiling, attached to the wall or protruding from it, they are perhaps the pinnacle of industrial lighting: as functional and robust as can be. The metal cage that once protected the glass from breaking now adds a rough edge to a wonderfully uncomplicated light design. Likewise, the basic cords that lead up to the lamps can be transformed into an interesting pattern on the ceiling or wall by using different lengths and lines, as done in the industrial restaurant and café lighting shown below.
We work with all budgets, partnering with interior designers and architects, to help create your perfect lighting design. A little time and money spent on quality, distinctive lighting can go a very long way!
While our vintage industrial and vintage nautical pendant lights make perfect task lighting, hanging in rows above your tables, their unique designs also catch the eye. Copper, particularly, never goes out of fashion. And we offer custom-sprayed industrial pendant lights, in 200+ colours, to match any colour scheme.
Jacks Fish & Chips restaurant in Uxbridge extensively used our maritime lights in their restaurant refurbishment.
Diners need to be able to see what they’re eating and they need to be navigated by lighting through your restaurant.
At Any Old Lights we’ve worked with interior design agencies, architects and pub owners, to illuminate all sorts of bars. Our vintage nautical lights and vintage industrial lights work as accent, task and decorative lighting, and stand apart from the crowd. We also stock quality copies of vintage lights, and exclusive patterns based on obsolete vintage lights, to cater for every commercial budget.
Our vintage ships’ clocks – we stock a range of unusual double-sided ships’ clocks, great for passageways – are both functional and eye-catching.
Justine from Any Old Lights is a qualified interior designer and will be very happy to work with you, to create your dream restaurant space. Call Nick on 01726 833089 or 0794 6044460 to discuss your requirements.
Check out some of our most popular ranges of lighting below, or browse our complete stock using the main menu.
Jack’s Fish & Chips, LondonOur own-brand nautical bulkheads offer topquality and design at great prices
We partnered with an interior design agency in Cornwall on the refurbishment of a dockyard warehouse, that became the latest flagship Wetherspoons: The Lord High Constable of England, at Gloucester Docks.
Carpenters Arms, LondonOur giant vintage Benjamin pendants perfectly topped a stunning vintage makeover
Industrial Restaurant, Bar & Café Lighting November 25 2013, 0 Comments
Dining establishments are often at the forefront of interior lighting design. So when the vintage industrial look became all the rage, it’s no surprise these hip places were the first to find trendy lighting designs to go with it. Like we mentioned in our post on industrial vintage furniture, industrial style adds real character to a place, and that’s very important for restaurants. After all, lighting can shape a diner’s experience almost as much as the food. Over time, restaurant owners have come up with a whole bunch of creative ideas to let industrial lighting design give a space the right atmosphere. So whether you’re starting up a business yourself or looking for new ideas for lighting at home, here are some inspiring examples of industrial restaurant, bar and café lighting that will get you going.
Justine from Any Old Lights is a qualified interior designer and would be very happy to work with you. Call Nick on 01726 833089 or 0794 6044460 to discuss your requirements.
For accent lighting, use our ships’ cargo lights and spotlights. These come in all shapes, sizes and materials, and we continually seek out new designs. You can always ask us to find a specific vintage light for you.
They took the fishing/nautical theme of their cuisine and used our new oval ships’ bulkheads as decorative lighting along the walls (pictured). These augmented the ambient lighting panels above the diners’ tables, to provide character.