WINDSOR CASTLE

Project Category: Heritage

Products used: QUAD 62 with linear LED

Working with ‘F-Branch’ of the Royal Household, Optelma designed, together with Charles Marsden-Smedley, a suspended grid to hold 111 integrated miniature downlights. This bathed the wooden butcher block worksurfaces with superb illumination, ensuring the royal food could be prepared in all its colour and detail. Optelma’s Tema linear system was mitred to create continuous corners and T-sections, creating a strong grid structure measuring 25 x 11 metres. To ensure the least amount of damage to the 14th century walls and ceiling, a minimal number of suspension points were attached to the rafters to hold the weight of the extruded aluminium system. This also served to bring the lighting down to a level at which it could be easily maintained.