The new generation nightclubs are taking an innovative approach with RGB LED lighting. Watch my video to see why clubs around the world are seeking my expertise.
Back Bay, MA – August 14, 2014: European designer Marianna Holoway, president of ARCON Design, has teamed up with nightclub owners, Boston Leco to create, “Candibar”. The imaginative designer is about to unleash her upscale nightclub creation, in Back Bay’s theatrical district on Tremont Street on September 16th.The city of Boston will soon be exposed to a vibrant Vegas style nightclub that delivers sophistication aimed to stimulate, rejuvenate and satiate unlike anything the city has ever witnessed before.
The new stylish nightclub formally known as “Underbar”, now renamed “Candibar”, will feature her ECO friendly and LED lighting concept sure to provide an innovative nightlife experience. In a time when efficiency, environment friendly and refinement are in vogue, Candibar will lead the way in nightclub entertainment. From the music decibel, to the liquids behind the bar, nightclubs have never had a reputation for being particularly ECO & energy efficient until now.
Candibar will be the first ECO efficient nightclub in Boston in a surrealistic design perspective. The new innovative RGB LED lights will illuminate over 1.2 million colors with amazing shapes and forms that have the ability to change every second transforming the club into a avant-garde nightlife environment that will challenge guests’ sense of perception and reality at every turn. Candibar is poised to reinvent nightlife for all of Boston creating an impression of Sin City.
Exceptional custom-made Marianna Holoway designed furniture inspired from Salvador Dalí’s 1937 Mae West lips sofa, custom-made romantic heart stools and tables illuminating lights that create a magnificent venue. Chain curtains replaced the walls so while entering you realize that the bar itself is a lighting object, where RGB LED lights give every second a whole new vision, leaving nothing is static…everything inside is on the go.
A new state-of-the-art DJ booth offers huge sound with an underground feel. It’s a DJ’s utopia that will demand elite DJ’s worldwide. Whenever making a drop you can feel it…it’s spaciousness with a new solid floor allowing the DJ to dance and jump all around with enhanced consoles sturdy enough for the DJ to ascend on top of the decks. Superior visual monitors engulf the booth while lighting technicians are directly behind the DJ informing you when something great is about to happen.
The VIP room has been modernized that assembles above the rest of the club offering exclusivity but still feeling the grandeur of the dance floor. New custom designed luxurious disco lounge couches, crystal lighting LED RGB lighting on the ceiling, eye lighting RGB patterns on the wall and round ball shaped LED tables that convenes directly beside the DJ booth contributing to an energizing connection. The final touch of the designer was a huge video screen display on the wall matching the special digital lighting on the ceiling creating an evening of unsurpassed entertainment anywhere in Boston. The European designer has left no stone unturned in her first project within the United States.
One of the most competitive and open-minded industries in the entertainment world is the designing of nightclubs. Creating the perfect nightclub is a passion of mine. Nightclubs and similar entertainment venues, for the majority, create a sense of identity through the renovation of existing buildings and focus more on the aspect of interior design. The definition of a nightclub can vary from person to person but in overall aspect, a nightclub is a venue providing space for music, dancing, beverage consumption and social interactions.
It is a social gathering, an experiential and memorable place, and a place of escape and excitement. Most nightclubs are very seldom thought of through architectural expression, the progression of space, and flexibility. I feel that clubs should be an experience from not only inside the walls of a building but forming a palette of experiences before entering the main space.
In order to start designing a club, the architect should know that those places are to be flexible and kinetic. Club LED RGB lighting, club effects, visual stimuli are the most important weapons a designer can use to accomplish a project like this. Club lighting is an art mixed with the science of technology. It’s an expression of the designer and what they feel is appropriate for the area.
Artistic expression of a creative mind is the embodiment of a light show. This is the future of club lighting, being able to recreate that vision with lighting. Being able to visualize something in your mind and then being able to create that vision with lighting. To be able to have complete control over the environment is an awesome power.
Knowing exactly what effect you want to create at the touch of the button, to be able to execute your vision in an instant, these are the things that make the lighting great. Nightclubs are not usually programmed in a cue-to-cue format; they are free form with a purpose. For those not familiar, it is like having as many busk pages as possible, similar to a festival setup. There are subtleties that can be taught and innate qualities that emerge when the appropriate time comes along. The operator does not know what song is going to be played next. Running lights in a club is like being on a roller coaster in the dark. Being able to anticipate the next move, the next beat, and next break, these are things a designer should have in their palette of inspirations.
It can really be a daunting task trying to stay on top of technology. Being cutting edge is a difficult line to walk. My clients typically ask me if they will have the best lighting system I’ve ever designed. My answer is almost the same, “It will be the best system I can design for the area. Something about square pegs and round holes comes to mind, you can’t make things fit where they don’t belong.
When I’m designing a project my primary purpose is to create a system that can inspire, provoke and evoke anything to make you feel something. A lot of that has to do with the individual operating system in which I custom create for each project. A very strong design concept to surround the whole lighting procedure is among my priorities.
A new trend to set in the nightclub business is the additions of VIP rooms and other limited access rooms to create a sense of luxury. I feel that VIP spots should be linked and set at higher viewing areas. This gives the spectator a choice of observation, music, and atmosphere. Being able to have choices is very important in the nightlife industry because it makes people feel more important and more aware of their surroundings. Ambiance creates the atmosphere and sets the mood in VIP rooms, making the decor scheme imperative.
Nightclubs can and should break the barrier of tradition and create flexible kinetic spaces that allow diversity of functions to take place during the nighttime hours. It is a place of continual adaption to the world around. Nightclubs can and should create new experiences and amplify the senses through audio, visual and thermal systems. By creating spaces for experiential quality, one would be able to attain the sense of drama, excitement, anticipation, energy, mystery, and suspense. A series of spaces can act as a foreground or background element and allows these areas to interact, teach, lead, follow and transform the realms of the social environment.