Designer Nancy Chong was tasked with helping her client achieve an exquisite lighting solution as part of a significant remodeling effort of a prayer room. The goal was to accent the room nicely yet ensure that the light was not too bright for the activities within the space. The solution that she and the customer arrived at was to have 3×3 grids of dimmable LED troffers with an overlay of decorative acrylic. Nancy contacted Fluorescent Gallery to inquire whether her designs could be implemented.
Her original goal was to enlarge the drawings (below) and add some decorative color to parts of it.
To meet the initial budget targets, we reviewed the drawing and suggested something like the relatively monochromatic design shown here:
Altering Course to Achieve The Final Design
It didn’t appear that the drawings could be directly used as part of the final artwork due to size and quality limitations. We proposed that the two designs be redrawn in Adobe Illustrator so that sufficient quality and symmetry could be attained at the large size of the layout. The customer also freed up more budget and allowed us to do something special, with more elaborate use of color and our decorative glass images.
We went to work on the “paint by numbers” part of the job. Armed with only a carpet sample and a photo of the wall paint, we assembled a collection of stained glass types and colors into the framework. The resultant center design is shown here.
Installing the panels in the ceiling provided the exact mood and design element desired by the customer. What can be done with flat white fluorescent or LED light panels is remarkable.