Bompas & Parr
23rd November 2015 - 31st January 2016
Throughout the winter season, The Shard was transformed by Bompas & Parr into the world’s most romantic place, and an enchanting winter experience.
The innovative design duo collaborated with perfumers, composers, psychologists, neuroscientists and professors of visual culture on their quest to construct the most (scientifically-proven) romantic destination in the world.
Friends, families and couples rising up the Shard were enclosed in a crystalline world of super-scaled crystals and gem-studded snow dunes, glowing crystal benches and a touch-responsive iridescent grotto where beating lights expressed the force of human connection.
Exposed to the elements, Floor 72 of The Shard had to be carefully transformed into this winter wonderland. Features included interactive grotto, ice wall bar covered in snow and flowers fitted with LED lights and glowing crystal clusters around the entire viewing deck. The lighting for the grotto was visible to all of Central London and the ice wall illuminated the whole floor to the South East of London.
Height of Winter, LED interactive grotto with crystal clusters. Lighting design by Elliot Griggs. Photo courtesy of Bompas & Parr.
Height of Winter, vistors inside LED crystal grotto. Lighting design by Elliot Griggs. Photo courtesy of Bompas & Parr.
Height of Winter, bar area with flown ice wall. Lighting design by Elliot Griggs.
Height of Winter, side shot of LED grotto lighting. Lighting design by Elliot Griggs.