Harrison Design & Keane Brands
Bella Italia is one of the nation’s best-loved Italian casual dining chains serving authentic Italian food in a modern family-friendly environment. Northern Lights has worked with the Group’s appointed interior designers for a number of years as the group moves to a more contemporary brand positioning. On many sites lighting was one of the key elements used to inject fun twists into the interior.
Situated within a new leisure complex, Bella Italia Hemel Hempstead boasts 220 covers and is one of the largest sites on the estate. The interior developed by Harrison Design is stylish and bright with hints of rustic authenticity. One of the key lighting features is the bespoke pendants using kitchen utensils. One pendant was made of five retro style kettles and four baking trays refinished in red, green and white. We also modified the kettles and baking trays so that low energy lamps could be installed. In the other seating area, a similar pendant was created with real sieves. In the Nottingham restaurant designed by Keane Brands the cheese grater wall lights bring a little fun into the venue. The quirky fittings make a loud statement about the Italian cooking tradition and are a funky feature which has become a conversation piece amongst customers.
Northern Lights also organised the procurement and delivery of fittings from other suppliers. This enabled the designers to focus on the creative side of the project with the knowledge that the fittings would all be delivered as and when required.