The Forester, a Hyatt Place Hotel


The Forester, a Hyatt Place Hotel is a contemporary, chic hotel located in Lake Forest, Illinois, just outside of Chicago. The city of Lake Forest’s motto is “Naturae et Scientiae Amor” which translates to “Love of Science and Nature.” Property developer Janko Hospitality and interior designer NORR Chicago took the science and nature theme as their inspiration for the hotel’s design. Preciosa Lighting created three lighting fixtures for public spaces, in harmony with the designers’ theme. 

The science motif is quickly apparent in the glowing art wall growing in the lobby. Twenty-two decorative hexagonal painted bronze metal elements pick up reflections from the wall’s metallic highlights. We used clear and frosted plate glass in this installation.

The hotel’s lounge is a warm and welcoming space for guests to relax. A cluster of Preciosa glass pendants contributes to this vide. The six hand-blown glass pendants feature a shadow gradient that highlights the space’s rich colours and creates a hub of warmth. In the Oaken Bistro + Bar, a row of hand-blown glass wall sconces highlight a seating area. The glass spheres are suspended from a black matte fixture.