If the very notion of visiting a golf club fills you with despair, then thankfully this particular venue offers a convivial space in which to find solace while others enjoy teeing off. Bypassing those eighteen formidable holes, fairways and sand-filled bunkers, savvy patrons can head instead for the well-designed “nineteenth hole” at the Escorpion Club de Golf in Bétera, Spain.
Vicente Navarro, a Valencia-based interior design studio, has created a bright and spacious nineteenth hole milieu at the Escorpion Club de Golf. The bar and cafe area is filled with clean and contemporary furnishings, emphasising natural materials and qualities, notably wood and light. Hanging from the rafters are a number of LZF’s Agatha pendants, their distinctive form perfectly at home in the modish surroundings.
Bold and beautiful, LZF’s Agatha light was designed by Luis Eslava, a wonderfully imaginative Spanish designer. The lamp’s elegant interlacing whorls of handmade wood veneer strips spring concentrically from its centre, their mass blossoming and flourishing. Characteristic of LZF’s many lighting creations, Agatha is sculptural, physical and versatile, with a shape that alters somewhat depending upon the angle from which it is viewed.
All too often, there is little or no regard for aesthetic, environmentally-friendly and sustainable lighting in hospitality hubs. Vicente Navarro’s clever use of LZF’s Agatha lamp at the Escorpion Club de Golf superbly illustrates the application of good lighting design within an interior context. This bar and cafe setting provides a social space and as such, the choice of lighting will work to facilitate both conversation and relaxation.
Upon entering the Escorpion Club de Golf bar/cafe, Agatha presents an immediately eye-catching design and yet at the same time, “she” is unobtrusive, filling the room with her ambient glow and prepossessing good looks. Indeed golfers could have no better place in which to discus the game and enjoy the lights on show.
Photography by David Frutos