Project Description

Backlit ceiling at San Carlo restaurant, London

This high-end Italian restaurant on London's Regent Street opened at the tail end of 2018. The complete refurbishment involved the addition of onyx-effect artificial skylights to bring in a sense of daylight to the ground and basement seating areas.

Spanlite designed, manufactured and supplied the system with only a 50mm build up, essential due to the passage of other services in the void above. A patinated brass framework supports onyx-effect glass panels and Spanlite's LED light-sheet – all maintainable with no visible fixings.


We employed Eldoled's 0-10v dimmers, critical to this application as they provided dimming across the wide range required – from extremely bright during daytime to the very subtle evening scene setting when the skylights are dimmed close to zero.

Spanlite worked closely with the main contractor GF Holding to design and deliver the full project within six weeks of conception.

San Carlo backlit ceiling onyx-effect glass by Spanlite
San Carlo backlit ceiling onyx-effect glass by Spanlite
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