Working alongside Acrylicize, we set about prototying all elements of the the lamps, and as there were 5 units in total, each lamp was treated as an entirely unique unit.
The laser cut steel was rolled carefully to follow the curves of trhe printed polycarbonate sandwiched in-between, and each structure was to be hot zinced and powder-coated for long lasting vibrant colour and structural integrity. Each of these steps had to be carefully tested before commiting to production on the larger scale. Extensive experimentation was also carried out to ensure that each lamp would be illuminated successfully when positioned on site, to ensure for light transmission imitating the lighting from the actual lamps the installations were modelled on.
Following approval of prototypes, production was carried out with careful monitoring throughout each stage by the Creative Account Manager, ensuring for consistency and quality with each unit. These lamps would be positioned in the public arena for close scrutiny so attention to detail was an important prerequisite. The need for exact precision was also key for the successfull installation
of graphic panels on site.
- Tekcel CNC cut, flatbed printed polycarbonate panels,
- laser cut steel rolled to carefully follow the curve of the printed polycarbonate in-between, and second piece of removable section, match-cut to follow the digitally print of the polycarbonate),
- Combination of cold rolled steel structures with removable base sections
- All the removable base sections’ fixings were hidden under block paving
- Steel structures hot zinced and powder-coated for long lasting vibrant colour and structural integrity
- Combination of digitally printed DPF8000 with gloss overlaminate and 2 part hand painted graphics in selected RAL colours, using Zund cut paint masks