Black Owl

ProjectBlack OwlLocationJakarta, IndonesiaManufacturersMADRIX, GermanyDistributorNewVision Technology, TaiwanArchitectFerry RidwanLighting DesignerHanny Harijanto, Lights Professional, IndonesiaInstallerLights Professional, IndonesiaAcousticianInterio Maja, IndonesiaSubmitted byLights Professional / NewVision Technology / MADRIX

Black Owl is located in the premium Golf Island area of Pantai Indah Kapuk around the coast of Jakarta; a newly built area with a modern, oriental style. The Resto Bar stands for fine dining and the most exquisite culinary experience.

Black Owl is renowned for its fusion food. Upscale guests delight in classy treats. Afterwards, they can enjoy alcoholic beverages, served and beautifully arranged by experienced bartenders.

The venue needed a proper design and lighting concept to accommodate its clientele and support the vision of the business.

The venue appears fairly large since it is a very open space without large walls or barriers. It seems even larger thanks to the high, round ceiling. The curved design is predominant and can be seen throughout the venue, repeating in various other design pieces as well.

In the middle of the dining area, a large LED screen is positioned behind the stage. The stage is fully equipped with its own lighting and sound system, including moving heads, strobes, blinders, and more.

On the opposite site, a balustrade made of HERADESIGN creative acoustic tiles makes up a long balcony. They complement the main design element: high-quality wood panels completely cover the walls and ceiling.

The result is a prime interior design that speaks for itself.
But that is not all.

Extra wooden braces run along the walls and ceiling at a small distance. They do not only add a visual accent along the arc or along the length of the venue. They also house long strands of LED tape with a total of 9800 pixels, which themselves are hidden and thus completely invisible to the naked eye.

Installing the system was a challenge on its own. Designing the system even more so.

It is an already outstanding design in daylight. It becomes a large-scale lighting surface and definite eye-catcher when the restaurant shifts to a buzzing bar with live bands and DJ appearances at the end of the day. The LED lighting system is fully adjustable in colors, effects, and intensity thanks to a MADRIX control system (with 1x MADRIX 5 professional software controller and 10x MADRIX NEBULA hardware controllers). The indirect lighting is so bright and vivid that the entire paneling of around 600 square meters looks like direct lighting fixtures at first sight.

It is a design collaboration between the owner, architects, interior designers, and lighting designer Hanny Harijanto from Lights Professional that makes the venue truly stand out.