Luna Nightclub and Lounge was commissioned to the Southern California lighting and architectural design firm, NKDDI, in 2009 to provide a centralized nightlife destination serving the three large counties of Los Angeles, Inland Empire , and Orange County. The space is a 22,000sq-ft., two-story structure that is designed to serve as an upscale restaurant, lounge, and nightclub. The space is designed with a gradual progression of the interiors and lighting, from a subtle, sophisticated lounge-like atmosphere to a more aggressive high-energy venue, as patrons venture from entrance (restaurant lobby) to the nightclub section of the space. The more aggressive, high-energy portion of Luna is closed off during the day by a 1,000lb, 16’-tall, solid oak movable wall that also serves as a partition to be used for corporate events venue without interference with the restaurant operations during the day. The venue is divided into four key spaces: Lounge/Dining room, Lizard Lounge, Main Room, and Patio, while all spaces are tied together with a clean-lined eclectic modern design with heavy textured finishes for shadow play

With the Martin Professional toolbox, NKDDI has utilized the Easypix LED for cove lighting throughout the venue’s lobbies, back-bars, under-bars, and the louvered lightbox overlooking the main floor of the venue as they graze the three-dimensional finishes. The main core of the entertainment lighting is Martin’s SmartMAC moving heads for profile and wash and Martin’s EFX 500s and 700s with custom diffuser lenses to act as multicolored wash fixtures for the POD focal points on the patio and animated multi-colored wash fixtures in the lounge and nightclub. All fixtures are controlled by two Martin Maxxyz PC controllers.

With lighting in mind, NKDDI developed the venue’s architectural and interiors concept with textures and design elements to enhance, complement, and accentuate the lighting of the venue, such as solid oak strip column wrapping, custom three dimensional tiles covering the two DJ booths and under bars, custom CNC’ed wood paneling washed with EasyPix fixtures, and embossed weaved metal wall-covering. At any point in the venue, there are curious visual focal points that are strategically located throughout the space and visually framed portions of the venue to promote movement within the space. The space was designed for patrons to interact with the space and enhance their visual and touch senses, for example, onion grass planters and moss orbs nestled in grape-wood trees.

Creative Team:
NKDDI, Under The Direction Of Principal Nikko Hendi
NKDDI, Architectural/ Interiors
NKDDI, Entertainment/Architectural Lighting
Adrian De Pamphilis, Fyxx Entertainment, Entertainment Install/Rigging
NKDDI, Project Management
NKDDI, Construction Management

Equipment

Sound System
EAW Avalon Series

Entertainment Lighting
2 Martin Professional Maxxyz PC
14 Martin Professional SmartMAC Profile
14Martin Professional SmartMAC Wash
4 Martin Professional EFX 700 (w/Custom Diffuser Lens)
15 Martin Professional EFX 500 (w/Custom Diffuser Lens)
100’ Martin Professional EasyPix
2 Martin Professional Atomic 300 Strobe
2 Martin/Jem K1 Hazer