A custom piece of art, the backlit onyx wall panels at 150 Elgin have varying levels of translucency and natural veining to create an inviting entry to the building interior. Throughout the stone selection process, GPI scoured the world for translucent stones with expressive movement and range of color to meet the vision of the designers and ownership. The Petri Onyx was hand selected for its fluid patterning and variable colors. The onyx slabs were precisely mapped by the GPI Design team to create the striking layout and emotional movement found throughout the illuminated feature wall.
After all onyx panels were installed, each piece was individually analyzed for translucency levels and the lighting brightness was adjusted. This brought a harmonious level of illumination across the entire wall. A theatrical lighting controller offers predetermined lighting scenes which can be accessed and implemented directly from an iPhone or iPad app. Pattern, texture, color, and light converge in a delightful expression of organic movement.