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Shell Centre and 20 York Road

After being approached in 2004 by HDR Hurley Palmer Flatt to complete a bespoke lighting project, FUTURE Designs begun their well-established relationship with the household name on a variety of future developments in the London office.

Shell 20 york road

The 2004 project included a variety of fittings including a custom-designed chilled beam system for the office floors with the intention of simplifying the need for future maintenance. The success lay within FUTURE Designs’ ability to design and develop an angled linear luminaire that recessed into the chilled beam and had to fully comply with CIBSE LG3 1993 requirements.

Fast forward four years, FUTURE Designs was once again appointed by Shell International to design and install a series of feature luminaires for areas such as the lobby of the office.

A 23-metre-long fully bespoke luminaire was designed, named LRL Feature Reception Luminaire, made using mirror polished stainless steel and indirect lighting to fully illuminate the entrance space.

This commission also included feature wall lighting to highlight the Shell International logo. These concealed luminaires were designed to include Tuneable White LED technology creating colour changing capabilities.

It was in 2016 when Shell International came to the conclusion that a modern and functional refurbishment was needed across the office tower. As part of this facelift, Shell International wanted to use the existing fittings by FUTURE Designs but upgrade them to LEDs. The project also included the restoration of two 50 year old chandeliers.

During 2019 interior architect Perkins + Will approached FUTURE Designs for an LED linear luminaire with very precise dimensions. These particular specifications for the VANE60 model used 3D printing techniques to design and manufacture the luminaire.