We are pleased to present the results of one of our most adventurous and creative undertakings to date. Motivated by recurring requests for a fluorescent or LED lighting solution that is unique, colorful and large, we decided to step outside the box a bit. This new “Virtual Dome Ceiling” makes the beauty and elegance of a stained glass dome ceiling available for a traditional two-dimensional installation of acrylic panels in a drop-ceiling configuration.
This design was heavily inspired by the gorgeous jewel in the shops of the Paris Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, as well as the Ceiling of the Lafayette in Paris.
The colors of the design were tamed quite a bit from the inspirations, in order to make it more broadly suitable for applications. The design is targeted for installations of 6 feet or larger, due to the large amount of detail. The image can be viewed in excellent detail by clicking here to use our High Resolution Viewer. The product page shows several suggested colors, however all of them may be adjusted to specific requirements. The main center/perimeter color backgrounds (blue, beige, purple, turquoise, white, etc) are easily modified and can be very closely matched to a specific color.
This design offers a custom ceiling of many printed acrylic panels. It is a fully unique design resulting from many weeks of effort. We believe it falls more into the category of a commercial application, but our customers may tell us differently.
A typical installation would have a 3×3 grid of square panels as shown to the right. The size of each of the panels could range from 24″ to 50″ in order to achieve the result. Additionally, more creative solutions could be constructed (or welded) to minimize visual interference of the image.
Other Forms of Installation
While most installations will be traditional acrylic, there are some stunning prints now available on high quality fabrics. We are interested in exploring that method of lighting diffusion with this piece of art as well. This would be a method of illumination that does not require the suspended ceiling support grid. This idea is still a bit in the concept phase, but please contact us if you wish to explore this possibility.