Pleased with the custom fixtures produced for Heartwood Provisions, owner Consolidated Restaurants returned to RESOLUTE to assist in refining and renovating the interior of its iconic Metropolitan Grill steakhouse, as part of a greater operational infrastructure overhaul.
The Metropolitan Grill originally opened in the heart of Seattle’s financial district in 1951. The classic steakhouse is housed in the historic Marion Building, completed in 1903. Design of The Metropolitan Grill complements and highlights the building’s original detailing.
Wall illumination was shifted from beacon-style plastic shades to a wash of light emphasizing warm wood paneling. The twenty-nine 18” x 11.5” wall fixtures are an extension of RESOLUTE’s Bonneville concept: radius-bent steel shades with a black oxide finish, burnished brass reflector illuminated by four 5.5W Philips HUE white ambiance LED lamps.
Color and intensity of Philips HUE LED lamps is fully adjustable via WiFi.
Forty-four 12.5” tall hard-mounted table fixtures continue the tradition of banker’s lamps, while improving on quality and reducing scale to address servers’ request for more space on tables. Intimate pools of light are cast by burnished brass reflectors inside 4.5” hand-blown glass shades — blue-green to match the new banquette upholstery. All brass parts were made in-house, silver soldered and burnished. The reflector was cut on RESOLUTE’s CAD/CAM router and rolled on a mandrel, the chassis integrating lamp holder, reflector, glass and arm was 3D-printed in UL-rated filament. The table fixture is lit with one 5.5W Philips HUE white ambiance LED lamp.
Sixty-six matching blue-green glass votives were hand blown to hold liquid paraffin lamps — for use on movable tables. RESOLUTE’s near neighbor, Urban Hardwoods, provided a chunk of “living” Madrone from its sawmill for the glass mold. The mold was shaped on RESOLUTE’s router.
Twelve large existing chandeliers were updated with new blackened steel trim and Philips HUE LED lamps.