12 Micron in Sydney's Barangaroo precinct has been created by SJB and Electrolight in a series of rich and intimate spaces.
"Evocative of place, 12-Micron draws on the colours, tones and textures of a Spotted gum. Exploring a uniquely Sydney interior from stone floors to floating clouds and bark like leathers. Beautifully realised, subtle and elegantly luxurious with careful planning to allow everyone, including staff, spectacular harbour views. As part of the Barangaroo foreshore it was essential that a Sydney aesthetic be developed to harmonise, but not compete, with the harbour views. Drawing on Sydney’s native flora and urban context, the combination of a gridded pattern overlay is contrasted with the natural texture of eucalyptus. Additionally, the design references the indoor/outdoor lifestyle of Sydney with exterior finishes, such as stone cobbles, used indoors. To this end, tiles and cobles in green grey, blur boundary lines with floor details wrapping up the walls. Spotted gum has been used extensively for rich tonal nuance, while plums, greens and blues evoke the colours of a gum leaf. A rough bark texture has been introduced through leathered finished granite and loose fit leather sofas and banquets with ruffled detailing." - SJB Design
Underpinning this aesthetic are custom cylindrical direct/indirect luminaires developed by the JSB in house design team, featuring Xicato Artist series LED modules. With colour rendering values of CRI98, Xicato Artist Series modules are designed to reproduce colour with greater richness and visual fidelity across the entire colour spectrum. This makes their specification ideally suited to restaurants and environments where accurate colour reproduction is critical to user experience.