former saint craft kitchen and taps / hyatt regency denver
Interior Design: EDG
Photography: Michael Stavaridis
EDG’s design work on the renovated Hyatt Regency in Downtown Denver, Colorado included the interiors of The Former Saint, the amazing restaurant inside the hotel.
The focal center of the large, street-front restaurant is its bar, with a sculptural network of suspended copper piping which draws beer from a glass-walled keg room on the other side of the restaurant to the taps at the bar. To light the bar, EDG selected 21 SkLO DRAPE Pendants, which integrate into the copper tubing. EDG chose a custom brushed nickel-plated finish for the solid brass hardware of the DRAPE Pendants, as well as clear 7”/18cm diameter glass. Suspended on over 7 feet of grey fabric-wrapped cord from the high ceilings, the pendants are evenly spaced around the perimeter of the massive bar, bringing light down to the patrons seated there.
Just inside the front door of the restaurant along the tall windows facing the street is a small alcove with communal tables arranged end-to-end next to the prominent wrap-around custom interior mural by SoGnar. For this location, EDG commissioned two custom fixtures, one to go above each table. Each fixture consists of 9 individual pendants clustered into groups of 3 and suspended from custom 7 foot long by 10-inch wide ceiling canopies. The two fixtures borrow the palette from the bar DRAPE Pendants, with the canopies and other hardware receiving the custom brushed nickel-plate finish. Each group of 3 pendants consists of two 4 ½” (11cm) diameter glass spheres and one 7” (18cm) diameter glass sphere, staggered vertically and suspended on the same grey fabric cords. These two custom fixtures had a total overall drop length of over 12 feet.
SkLO worked closely with EDG and the project team during all phases of design to ensure proper coordination was done so that these lights worked perfectly within this exciting restaurant.