lighting design

Product + idea =??? You be the judge…. Ch.3

One of the final challenges is the layout of the Hunter Douglas linear metal panel ceiling system.  The idea is to have a random patterned ceiling.  But since the lighting needs to be distributed equally, it must also have some repeating elements.  With all projects, very little of the time, it is a linear progression (no pun intended : ).  The lighting was specified before the ceiling concept was finalized.  So once it was confirmed that we were to have different panel widths and depths, we had to make it work.

The overriding pattern is the lighting layout.  And since there were two different types of lighting, linear and recessed, their spacing is different.  This meant that in those areas a repeating panel size and depth had to occur.  Once those two patterns are laid out, the rest of the panels are laid out randomly.  This makes a custom ceiling design, but it is the fastest way to lay out the ceiling.  Once the install begins, the panels are flexible with the exception of the panel with lights.  So if we come across field conditions that need to have a panel cut, we can instead switch to a smaller panel to forgo cutting any panels.  This will give the system a seamless well designed look (see image 2).

Click here to see the final ceiling installed.  Tell us what you think!

Thanks for the Awesome Seats, Cal Lighting!

Cal Lighting’s Patrick London was nice enough to offer us a pair of tickets to a recent Giants game, and I was lucky enough to snag them!  Patrick has been working with us on a very edgy lighting design that we are developing for Slap Company, which will be completed later on this summer.  The seats that Patrick hooked us up with were no ordinary baseball tickets….and I really had no idea until I got there!  We were two rows back from the dugout and it was definitely the most up-close and personal experience I have ever had at a ballgame.  We were on the Field Club Level and got to enjoy the perks of special food stands and restaurants that had little to no lines.  We were so close to the field that you could literally hear the players talking to each other.  I heard that my date and I were even on TV in the bottom of the 9th inning!  Thank you to Patrick and Cal Lighting for treating me to such an awesome experience!