on the windows and then some are actually
suspended in air in position, so it makes it a little
bit warmer in that massive space.
i+s: What led you to specify Brendan
Ravenhill’s Church Family fixtures as a
solution for the Jane Q restaurant?
GH: The design team actually saw the Brendan
Ravenhill Church [fixtures] at ICFF last year and
they were suspended in a way that was really
unique with these tiered looks to them. But what we
really liked about the studio, and led us to choose
it, was that it is based in L.A., which was something
that we were drawn to [with] such an L.A.-centric
project. Then the material that they used [was
appealing]—the minimalist way they combined
“mid-century meets contemporary design” that
really fit with the overall aesthetic of the property.
i+s: Was this an off-the-shelf product or a
custom design for the project?
GH: It’s a little bit of both. The beauty of the
Church Family is that it can be fully customizable. We
ended up having these pendants—it was a triangular
piece with three bulbs on each that we then stacked
in groups of three. We had four of these pendants
hanging in the cafe splitting three on one side of the
column and one on the other. The three on the one
side of the column are situated over this 18-foot-long
marble table with brass inlays and a custom base
made by another local L.A. metalworker.
They hang at different heights, so they average
around a 20-foot-long drop from the ceiling,
which is super challenging for installation. So
that’s how it’s customizable—hanging them at
different heights; we can spread them out and
arrange them how we need. Also, they’re just very
sculptural in nature, and it feels as if they were
made specifically for this cafe even though it is
one of their off-the-shelf items.
i+s: How does the lighting enhance or work
within the space overall?
GH: I would say that it draws attention to the
height of the room since it’s suspended at such
a length, but it doesn’t really impede upon the
design of the space. You’ve got this simple cord
that almost disappears and then you see the
beauty of the actual fixture hovering over the large
communal tables that really brings the light down
to where it needs to be, especially in the evening.
There’s so much natural light during the day but
at nighttime it’s just the perfect accent to allow
guests to communicate with the design of this
piece but then also kind of look up and take in
the beauty of such a giant room.
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ABOVE The Jane Q cafe in
the Kimpton Everly Hotel
ceilings, accentuated by
shutters and dramatic,
suspended lighting fixtures.
LEFT Brendan Ravenhill’s
Church Family fixtures
are suspended above
marble tables with brass
inlays, adding visual
interest to the space
without detracting from its