For the design and build of City O’ City, Custom by Rushton teamed up with artist Sabin Aell. We used 99% reclaimed materials to build and finish the vegetarian/vegan restaurant.
The task lighting for the restaurant include the gooseneck lights above the kitchen area, the 2 double lights, and the glass dome lights above the barista area. All these lights were salvaged, repurposed, and reused. All were repaired, polished, and retrofitted with low-wattage LED bulbs to save energy.THE AQUATIC COLLECTION
The decorative lighting for the restaurant was also made out of reclaimed materials. For the small lights over tables we used squirrel cage fan blades from fans as the basic design feature to which we attached others light components. Those included old typeset-holders used by the Rocky Mountain Seed company to print their seed packages with, old test tubes, plastic washers and brite lites. The only thing not reclaimed was fiber optics.
To finish the look and the structure of the big chandelier, we used aluminum strips fallen off a truck and run over countless times by cars. This punched a stunning moire pattern into the metal. The 10, 5 ft long chandelier is lit entirely by the LEDs which light up the fiber optics. All the lights used in this design and build process use less than 45 watts total, which is less then a regular light bulb.