Process

integrating surface, structure, lighting and controls

one team with targeted knowledge is involved at every step
Process

Step 1 of 5

clarify your aesthetic expectations

let’s move together to closely define your design intent and its challenges as we begin deriving a practical built solution.

Process

Step 2 of 5

engineer the structural details

creating an effective structural system and lighting cavity is the foundation for success of your feature. these elements are the framework that will allow for an appropriate lighting and lens design.

Process

Step 3 of 5

implement the lighting strategy

illumination will bring life to your vision, but simply placing fixtures behind a translucent surface may not meet the aesthetic demands a backlit design requires. we strategically tailor the entire lighting environment based on the findings that our mock-ups and testing uncover.

Process

Step 4 of 5

apply the surface

the surface (aka “the lens”) serves as the face of your feature,  defining and enhancing your design with a distinct personality of its own. achieving a harmonious surface requires expert coordination and customization.

Process

Step 5 of 5

finishing touches

art requires meticulous attention to detail and skilled execution. these final elements unify your backlit feature as the unique work of art envisioned from the concept stage.

The word “integration” encapsulates everything we stand for

we handle everything in the creation of your backlit feature – material supply, engineering, fabrication, and installation

Case Study

Download "A Closer Look: Illuminating Recycled Glass"

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Case Study

Download "A Closer Look: Backlit Wood Feature Walls"

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Case Study

Download "A Closer Look: Backlit Glass Floors"

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Case Study

Download "A Closer Look: Detailing Backlit Onyx Walls"

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What does integration mean in practice?

we ensure that the initial rendering of the project is as beautiful as the final installation
without a series of compromises along the way

Backlit Onyx Wall & Ceiling

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Backlit Onyx Dining Table

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Backlit Floor Prototype

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Backlit Honey Onyx Wall

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Custom Backlit Wood Panels

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Backlit Glass Columns

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see what we do behind the scenes

our instagram feed opens a window into our daily work on various phases of projects