Within a ‘black box’ environment, lighting is fundamental in producing desired atmospheres and a seamless experience. In this case we worked on the Scotch Whisky experience ride, in which the visitor moves through a replica distillery as they witness the various stages of the whisky making process. To fulfil the requirements of completely differentiating the spaces, a series of contrasting lighting approaches were undertaken. Firstly, we created specially designed acrylic ‘droplets’ which cascaded and changed colour to represent water. Secondly, moving projections and RGB LED strings were positioned andprogrammed to give the impression of a stirring arm. Lastly, using backlit frosted acrylic globes that appeared to ‘pop,’ we carefully emulated the violent reaction of yeast during the fermentation process.

Design: Craig Hatto & Enigma 3D

Photography: Craig Hatto & Gentilli