Client: Ocean Properties
Location: Jensen Beach, FL, United States
Completion date: 2017
J&M Lighting Design
Engineer, Fabricate, Install
When designing the Hutchinson Shores Resort and Spa in Jensen Beach, Florida, the architects and designers at TruexCullins Architecture drew inspiration from the resort’s seaside location. For the resort’s ballroom, rather than opting to fill the ceiling with traditional chandeliers, they designed a series of unique sculptural luminaires that evoked billowing sails filled with ocean light and breezes.
When designing the Hutchinson Shores Resort and Spa in Jensen Beach, Florida, the designers at TruexCullins drew inspiration from the resort’s seaside location. Rather than opting to fill the ceiling with traditional chandeliers, they designed a series of unique sculptural luminaries that evoke billowing sails filled with ocean light and breezes.
The design team created three fixtures, each with subtle variation in dimensions and orientation, but sharing the same design and build characteristics. Each fixture is wrapped in a white semi-transparent stretch fabric, creating a smooth sculptural form. An inner layer of fabric light diffuser eliminates color hot spots and ensures an even distribution of light through the outer face.
Our normal practice in lighting projects is to make full-size working prototypes before starting production, and that was especially important for this project. The entire group of 36 chandeliers has a system-wide control panel allowing hotel staff to create different lighting effects for each event, and to control the color and intensity of every fixture individually.