We have collaborated with owner Leslie Mackie and architect Richard Floisand on every Macrina Cafe since Leslie opened her first Macrina bakery in 1993 in Seattle’s Belltown neighborhood. Aloha is Macrina’s fifth location.
At Aloha, RESOLUTE was commissioned to produce a set of feature pendants and technical ambient and display lighting. We were privileged to be included on the project from the first post-demo site visit.
Alex Maughan blew four large scale clear crystal glass cylinders for the space’s north-facing feature window.
The 17″ tall cylinders have a quiet and understated elegance, with maniacal attention to detail. One cylinder has hand formed parcioffi grooves.
Conical brass caps were braised onto large diameter brass tube, filed, sanded and polished for rigid stem mounting. The conical detail is reinforced at the brass canopy. E26 (medium base) LED filament lamps.
The technical lighting challenge was met with a customized PURITY solution. PURITY 225, a Ø 2.25″ tube with lamp hidden inside, is used as a downlight among the wood rafters and as pivoting display lighting. There are 32 downlights on rigid stems with an overall drop of 9.25″; 5 display drops on articulated stems with an overall drop of 48″. Matte black powder coat finish; Soraa 2700K 95CRI lamp, GU10 base.