American Club

Cinimod Studio was approached by interior design studio, CADA Design to help come up with the general lighting scheme for The American Club, a private members club in Hong Kong.


As a prestigious venue, the client required a scheme that celebrated the discrete luxury of the clubs’ heritage, whilst accentuating the architectural features that would be incorporated into the complete refurbishment. Another key feature of the brief was to work towards minimising the otherwise distracting reflections the club had experienced from the previous lighting scheme. Situated on the 48th and 49th floors of Hong Kong’s stock exchange, the stunning views of the club had been completely obscured by bad reflections and distracting interior decor.

The team at Cinimod worked alongside CADA Design to design a scheme that would amplify the drama of the space and its location, using discrete high recess fittings and lighting techniques to illuminate that which would not reflect and distract from the stunning views. Decorative Lighting was selected to highlight the rich palette of materials selected for the refurbishment, and to enhance and compliment the relaxed glamour of the club’s interior.

To test the scheme, a series of Dialux studies and physical mocks were created in-house; ranging from in-depth studies to quick, demonstrative prototypes. Although the majority of the scheme was composed from proprietary fittings, for certain areas Cinimod was asked to design and source bespoke or custom fittings. With a pre-existing network of contacts developed through the design and production of bespoke artworks, the team at Cinimod were able to prototype and test the appropriate fittings before construction.


Client: American Club

Interior Designers: CADA Design

Lighting Designers: Cinimod Studio