Project Spotlight – Ilanel for Cafe Brass

This week we wanted to showcase one of our favourite lighting projects we’ve seen recently by lighting designer Ilanel. They were commissioned recently to deck out Café Brass, a laid-back yet classic and stylish restaurant in Melbourne’s Richmond.


We absolutely fell in love with this project as the lighting really stands out in the clean stylish venue and has been used as majority of the décor. Everywhere you look Ilanel’s incredibly eye catching and oh so stylish pieces fill the perfect amount of space and create an ambience that screams “Sit back and relax”.


A large mix of lighting and mediums come together to fill the space with interesting, chic and sophisticated pieces, our favourites being the “Tree of light” a multi -tiered chandelier featuring hand-made brass branches and mouth blown glass shades, and the “Nipple Sconces” cleverly created from saved deco glass shades keeping a little of the Victorian history in the space. Our warm LED filament globes are used in these to help give them warmth and help create a vintage feel.


This project is a testament to how fantastic lighting can absolutely transform a space and when done right can really steal the show. Be sure to check out Ilanel’s other fantastic commissioned projects and collection at and our LED filament lamps are available online now.