One Twenty, UK

March 5, 2018

UK-based architecture and design company, KSS was recently armed with the task of creating an exclusive members club experience within Club Wembley at England’s national football stadium, delivering a new benchmark in football hospitality.

With just 120 members One Twenty is the most prestigious club in Wembley’s history. A new hallmark in football hospitality where members can expect service and experiences like no other. Whether members choose to relax in the luxury of the lounge, grab a drink in the bar or enjoy a memorable meal in the restaurant. These stylish, contemporary spaces are there to be indulged in.

Curating the complete guest experience – right down to the menus – ensured a ‘one of a kind’ experience. The ‘club within a club’ is the first hospitality upgrade at Wembley in ten years and was delivered while the stadium remained fully operational throughout construction.

From the beginning, KSS engaged in extensive consultation with Club Wembley to design a space that takes the traditional hospitality experience to a new level. From the rich tone of colours used throughout the lounge, the scale and presence of the bar area and the small, intimate dining rooms in the restaurant, One Twenty is truly an exploration of the visual senses.

In terms of the lighting throughout the space, having previously worked with KSS on a number of hospitality projects, including the successful lighting design for Liverpool FC at the new Main Stand concourse areas, Enigma Lighting was brought on board to produce a scheme that provided general and decorative lighting within specific areas of the members club.

“After spending time to fully understand the design vision of KSS and the inclusion of bespoke and decorative lighting, our task was to produce a lighting design that met the challenges of this prestigious project,” says Enigma’s Paul Shoosmith. “Working closely with KSS, we agreed there needed to be a good balance of general and decorative lighting and good communication enabled effective installation of the right products, with key choices of individual fittings made by KSS.”

Along with bespoke lighting pieces from Enigma Lighting, decorative lighting products specified for the members club included the Lute pendants from Ebb & Flow and Marble collection from &tradition – supplied by Holloways of Ludlow; as well as Mami wall and table lights from Penta Lighting; and the Long John pendants from Rubn, which were all supplied by Chaplins & Latitude.

Belgium-based lighting company supplied their Coolfin suspended fittings and a Big Gary floor lamp from Porada features in the lounge space.

“We were delighted with the overall final impression. The balance of the two lighting elements worked superbly well in creating a stunning environment. While it involved many people in the decision process, it was a positive experience as everyone was working towards delivering an exceptional project.”

Images: Adrian Lambert