Café Rössli

Café Rössli, Erlinsbach

A lot has changed in the village of Erlinsbach: in the centre, Café Rössli has recently opened in the existing building of the Rössli centre. It invites to visit and as a new central point for the village it has become an important meeting place for the locals. Nicole Faltinek, lighting designer at RIBAG, was able to help shape the Café with a convincing lighting concept.

Erlinsbach lies directly on the canton border between Solothurn and Aargau. With the creation of Café Rössli, a village centre was created, offering residents of both cantons a place for meeting up and having exciting discussions.

Prior to the opening of the café, a warehouse for the beverage trade was housed at the same place. The complete renovation has opened up a variety of options for turning the dark storage room into an inviting café. In close cooperation with the property owner, Thut Architekten AG from Aarau planned a bright café flooded with light. With additional walls, the architects reorganised the entire floor plan. Multiple windows provide the necessary daylight, the acoustic ceiling creates a pleasant indoor atmosphere.

The café is divided into two zones. In one area, the sales counter with bar is housed, in the other the café itself. The different functions required equally different lighting solutions.


Developer

André Varone
Kibligstrasse 13a
5018 Erlinsbach

Property owners
Clientis Bank Küttigen-Erlinsbach AG
Ochsenweg 1
5018 Erlinsbach

Architect
Thut Architekten AG
Tellstrasse 19
5001 Aarau

Electrician
Von Arx Elektro AG
Hauptstrasse 67
5013 Niedergösgen

Lighting design
Nicole Faltinek, RIBAG Licht AG

Photos
Felix Wey

LUNIK recessed spotlights in white with a warm tone, served as the basic light above the sales counter. They have a wide light distribution (45°) and therefore produce uniform and bright illumination of the entire room. Above the bar, VERTICO pendant lighting fixtures in a special pearl beige colour, provide harmonious accents – also installed with a warm light colour.

Café Rössli
Café Rössli

The same LUNIK recessed spotlights were also used in the seating area of the café as the basic lighting. To create a cosy atmosphere, however, they were narrow-beamed (25°) and installed with an extra warm tone.Targeted use of a few LUNIK lighting fixtures reduced the light intensity. Additional CUBO wall lights, also in the special pearl beige colour and with an extra warm light colour, emphasise the cosy character.

METRON downlights skilfully spotlight the murals in the sales area, the cloakroom and the dry stone wall in the café. The functional lighting of the rear rooms, which include kitchen, storage and a staff lounge, has been achieved using METRON lighting fixtures with opal diffuser.

Products used:
METRON downlight with lens optics METRON downlight with lens optics