Rousseau design creates contemporary ‘Batcave’
This 3,000 square foot leisure area, in the basement of a 10,000 square feet London home, has been custom-designed by lighting interior designer Ben Rousseau for a client who is an enthusiast of urban and contemporary art. The homeowner ironically calls it his ‘batcave’ and uses the space to relax, party and play games.
An underground car port is a central feature. Designed to look like a protective force field, a set of laser beams encircles a prized Aston Martin DB4, which rather than being shut away in a garage is intended to be admired by visitors just as the many artworks are cleverlyshowcased by the lighting design. The lounge features a colour-changing INSA bubble chair and a matching coffered ceiling with the same striking graphic illuminated by two levels of colour-changing LEDS around each step, whilst the cocktail bar in pearlised and silver flecked Tadelac has strips of warm white LED lighting to make the most of the multi-faceted angles of the counter.
In the games room is a bespoke American black walnut pool table with illuminated detail below the pockets and around the exterior edge. The dramatically lit snug has mirrored surfaces on the back wall and inside front wall to create infinity reflections and an ‘Iris’ light in red LED by Rousseau Design makes an interesting focal point.
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