The Gantry Restaurant and Bar

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Sydney, Australia

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Lighting design



Bates Smart


Pier One Sydney / The Gantry Restaurant and Bar


Sydney, Australia


Rohan Venn Photography

ProductsVENUS TV IP67

With spectacular views of Walsh Bay and the majestic Sydney Harbour, “The Gantry Restaurant and Bar” is one of the best waterfront restaurant locations in Sydney. Steeped in maritime history since 1912, The Gantry’s name pays homage to the original structures on iconic Pier One. The design by architectural firm Bates Smart combines industrial roots with a contemporary slick fitout with exposed pillars, steel framing, elegant furniture and timber flooring with rich, dark, moody lighting.

From the reception area, the eye is drawn to the imposing bar with custom built boat-shaped lights floating above. Driven by the atmosphere of the location, Electrolight created this custom light sculpture. They drew inspiration from the “organic form and movement of the ocean’s creatures and the way modern yachts replicate these movements”. The work, named ‘Squelette’ was conceptualized by the Electrolight Sydney team and appointed to Axolotl for manufacturing.

The lighting inside the unique sculpture is the VarioLED™ Flex VENUS TV in W827 – a fully flexible protected light line that could be adhered to the inside of the Squelette, creating an internal sculptural glow. The end result is an impressive light sculpture that is in perfect harmony with its environment.

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