Case Study:
Cafe Neo, Whetstone

Cafe Neo - Bars & Restaurants by CGA Integration


In June 2005 Café Neo undertook a dramatic total refit to create a modern dining and late night venue. CGA Integration were approached by management at the restaurant live exhibition, with the brief to provide flexible ambient lighting to create eye catching effects in a small venue. The lighting had to create moods to suit clientele through the day and into the night, with the creative headroom for small functions.


Making the budget work hard and imaginatively was a key part of this project. Minimising downtime and slick installation were also crucial factors.


To create the widest range of moods in the stylish venue, various LED fixtures were specified. Externally, Xilver Sparkles created an eye catching feature. Internally walls were washed by MR16 Raindrop LED’s, and rooms by their wide angle version. Dimmable fluorescents hidden in a ceiling baffle accentuated design features. Control of the entire suite with a Qcommander replica enabled a dramatic spread of effect programmes to suit all clientele and events.


‘I now have the image I need to create a venue for all types of dining and entertainment. We are a sandwich bar by day and host intimate dinners or live DJs by night, with different moods for each’, commented Joysen, Cafe Neo Owner/Manager