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Rumbo al Sur

Rumbo al Sur

Designer: Jack Knowles, Patricia Dedekian, Lawrence Grown

Materials: Patinated brass, Prairie blown glass

Metal Finish: Dark brown patina


Lawrence worked extensively with restauranteur Jack Knowles to design the exquisitely modern handcrafted fixtures for Rumbo al Sur, Jack's project in the Glenview district of North Oakland. The goal was to have a familiarity of design for patrons of Jack's other restaurant, A Cote, but to also be uniquely styled for the new building. Inspired by other "wavy" metalwork on site, Lawrence designed unusual new fixtures that are subtle yet sculptural. Many shades and colors were sampled before designing the custom set of varied cylinder shades in burgundy and amber. The effect is like twigs glowing in the fireplace in a historic mission hotel. *Update: Sadly Rumbo al Sur is now closed.


Yelp Reviews

Betty H. "The beautiful décor and the dimly lit atmosphere is jaw dropping. Whoever designed the lighting deserves a standing ovation."

T A. Oakland, "Rumbo set the mood with a romantic interior, featuring warm colors and artsy lighting with a rugged edge... you could tell a lot of thought went into these features."

David E. "You enter and realize that every detail of the environment has been meticulously crafted..."

Heather M. "EXCELLENT LIGHTING!!! ... love, love, love the atmosphere they created here. Someone really did their homework and paid attention to the details."