From the Field: Backlit Onyx Communal Table at Potomac Yards Marriott
For the Marriott Renaissance and Residence Inns located in Arlington, Virginia, the design teams at Forrest Perkins and Cooper Carry envisioned a softly glowing beacon to anchor the lobby space. With a table that wraps up the wall and returns back to form a soffit, this eye-catching piece called for a solution that included softly figured onyx panels, minimal structure overhead and continuous planes of illumination.
Strong attention to detail in the engineering drawings of the surface, structure, and lighting elements of this custom millwork piece allowed the backlit onyx panels snapped into place for easy construction.
Controls and integration to the Lutron building management system are being finalized, and surrounding finishes will soon flesh out this grand space. Stay tuned for final installation photographs!
Update: completed backlit onyx table images below