We were approached by designer Ken Fulk and venue owner Michael Birch in 2014 to help develop a signature dance event for The Battery, a high-end VIP lounge in San Francisco. The goal was to completely rethink the lightscape to create a responsive atmosphere that transitions from a sophisticated lounge to a high energy dance party with the flip of a (virtual) switch. Custom wall sconce fixtures, an integrated dance floor and bar shelf lighting were added to the space. During events, a projection mapped sculpture is brought out and a wide variety of content is projected.
The goal of the project was to redesign the lightscape to change the space from a lounge to a club temporarily. All the lighting elements were designed to be unobtrusive to allow this change to be done with ease.
Every fixture and each element of the installation was designed and created by hand with our fabrication partners at Tesseract. Programming in partnership with Photonic Bliss and Sight Unseen Studios made the lighting come to life. Working with creative partners over at Butchershop Creative we developed custom mapping content for the Ram’s Head that warps and bends the mind.
As for the success of the project, exactly one year after the initial installation we’ve been invited back to the Battery to expand our custom lighting system throughout the rest of the venue!
The Battery, SF
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