Monday, 21 February 2011

Probably the greenest light fitting in the world!

Known for it’s ability to navigate around architectural and design obstacles, Philip Payne were delighted to meet the finish requirements for their MF100 external final exit emergency luminaire specified by top consulting engineers K J Tait for The Dormy Clubhouse project at the Gleneagles Hotel Golf Resort.

The striking lines of the MF100 are already a firm favourite with designers as a stylish alternative to conventional emergency lighting solutions. It is normally supplied in silver or Graphite but in the RAL6005 selected by Tait to blend into this unique golfing environment, the product takes on a new dimension.

Primarily used as an emergency fitting, by utilising a 13w Citizen LED the product has found a new application in amenity lighting as perimeter and external landing lights. The RAL6005 colour selected is perfect in this application which on close inspection is also remarkably similar to the famous blazer worn by a select few top exponents of the game but would be equally at home at other lawned venues.

Special colours variants are not new for Philip Payne and many products have previously been selected for use on numerous prestigious and heritage projects.   

Thursday, 17 February 2011

Philip Payne Goes Gothic

Philip Payne has always been the Architect's Choice when it comes to emergency exit lighting, and we love a challenge, so when one of Britains finest architectural treasures underwent a recent restoration, we were more than happy to come up with a creative and sympathetic solution to the demands of the task.

Strawberry Hill - Twickenham

Considered one of the finest surviving examples of Georgian Gothic architecture and interior decoration, Strawberry Hill is a Grade I-listed Building. Located in Twickenham, Strawberry Hill was Horace Walpole’s experiment in Gothic revival which to this day is much talked about by architectural scholars.
Adding to its’ impressive back catalogue, Philip Payne supplied emergency lighting to the recently completed restoration works at Strawberry Hill, following a grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund.

To ensure that the emergency fixtures (required now that the building has opened it’s doors to the public) impose as little as possible, Philip Payne introduced the notion of portable equipment. The free standing signs can be placed in position when public access is permitted and removed or relocated as required. This flexible solution ensures the signs do not permanently impose on the environment yet retain their function and adaptability.
Flexible solutions from Philip Payne

In areas where escape routes are fixed, product from the Payne Architectural range has been selected to minimize the impact on the building.