Reto Schefer, owner and managing director of the eponymous Gardening AG, converted part of his company property into Amber 39 in 2022. For the lighting concept, RIBAG lamps were chosen, which, in addition to an interesting interplay of light and shadow, have the necessary flexibility to meet the need for different seating options.
The Amber tree - defining name and design
The name of the location is based on the one hand on its location in an avenue of amber trees, and on the other hand on the amber beer, which is known for its splendid hues and malty caramel note. The interior design cleverly represents this color scheme. Walls and ceiling are painted in a warm, pleasant hue. Wall paneling in reclaimed wood and brace beams on the ceiling emphasize the rustic ambiance. With the flickering in the fireplace, the desired cosiness and a comfortable feeling of space return. Opulent, fir-green chairs at solid wooden tables invite guests to linger.
«With this natural look, modern elements should contrast harmoniously», explains Reto Segmüller, of A. Graf Elektro-Installationen AG Romanshorn, who was responsible for the planning and installation of the lighting. All lamps were deliberately chosen in black. They embody timeless elegance and harmonize with the processed old wood. The charm of the chalet is underlined by a warm light color.
«With a combination of VERTICO surface-mounted spotlights, KIVO pendant lamps and RAYM recessed lamps, an interesting interplay of light and shadow is created», Reto Segmüller continues. «In an event location, it is important to create different moods and accents. Above the long bench in front of the narrow window, VERTICO track spotlights allow variable placement», he adds. Another eye-catcher is the inviting bar, which is brilliantly staged with VERTICO recessed spotlights that can be rotated and swiveled.
«In an event location, it is important to create different moods and accents.»
Reto Segmüller, Lighting design
RAYM recessed lamps with their high-precision reflector and different beam angles provide optimal basic lighting. The matte, copper-colored reflector ends blend harmoniously into the color concept. Above the dining tables, black KIVO lamps with a custom-made changeable shade in beige-red pendulum. Their characterful appearance brings a playful dynamic into the dining room. The indirect light sets design accents on the ceiling and the glare-free direct light on the tables allows food and drink to appear in their colorful splendor.
A formerly sober warehouse has been transformed into a gastro-restaurant in rustic-chic chalet style, where neither the furnishings, lighting nor the cuisine leave anything to be desired.