JW Marriott Kolkata
The world’s largest hotel chain has opened its 81sthotel in India and the first in the Kolkata region. Soaring above JBS Haldane Avenue, the JW Marriott hotel welcomes guests with a wealth of world-class amenities while redefining luxury in the pulsating heart of the city. Its architects have opted for natural elegance produced by the gentle shades of white and natural brown. The light fixtures in all the public premises, modern and visually simple, yet impressive, honor the same style. They have been intentionally imprinted with the purist beauty of clear crystal – a transparent material that stands out in combination with cuts or optical surface patterns.
Upon entering the lobby, one’s attention will be definitely caught by a crystal braid spanning 21m and weighting 650kg. It is made up of 40 metal rings of various sizes, equipped with LED strips and interlaced with cut pendants. An incredible 8000 cut prisms were needed to produce the rings.
These light fixtures do not, however, represent the only glass features in the entrance area. The 5-meter glass panels separating meeting and office spaces in an innovative way also attest to the remarkable skills of our Bohemian glassmakers. They are decorated with sandblasted floral motifs lined with machine-cut stones and illuminated by LED sources placed in the outer frames.
The magnificence of the Czech crystal can be experienced elsewhere in the hotel as well. The pre-function rooms are interspersed with multiple waves installations, the longest spanning 12m. Each enticing wave is composed of several hundred leaves, all of them created in hand-blown glass. A few more steps take the guests to the Grand Ballroom, where our lighting artworks shall bear witness as they exchange their vows or attend one of the many conferences. While doing so, one may fully appreciate the paisley-inspired patterns noticeable from below. Each of these stunning light fixtures consists of 5000 transparent prisms. Their straightforward geometric shape and cut edges ideally suit the overall design and imbue the luxurious interior with grace, especially when up scaled to such large proportions.