Unique Lighting Design for JJ Bean Cafe – UBC Campus
Karice is always thrilled to be able to work on projects requiring Unique Lighting Design. From concept to reality this is what we do every day. Fueled by passion to create unique lighting designs our team can’t wait to get started on the next project. LED illumination has opened up the door to lighting design, it is the way of the future.
Unique Lighting Design created for the new JJ Bean Cafe – Iconic plus two elements of discovery.
In January 2017, Karice was approached by Dialog Design to help them with the lighting design for the new proposed JJ Bean cafe on the UBC campus, set to open in the summer of 2017. We were presented with a challenge to design a lighting installation for the new cafe that would create an element of discovery. They needed the light to be unique to the space and iconic
Our team went to work. We love the idea of simplistic architectural lighting and random architectonic shapes. Using LED lighting channels, we created a lighting concept that changes depending on the viewing angle. We were able to create a piece that was not only iconic, but included not one, but TWO elements of discovery.
These “elements of discovery” have to be seen to be believed. Viewing the installation from below on the ground floor reveals “U-B-C” while observing the same installation straight-on from the second-floor spells “J-J-B” (initials of the cafe).
This iconic piece was custom developed for the UBC location, which opened in September of 2017.
The cafe at UBC is the first of the chain to open on a University campus. The size and shape of the building is long and narrow, with plenty of nooks requiring creative lighting solutions.
Undaunted by the challenging architecture, the lighting designers on this project designed the concept in January 2017. It was approved in April and the team built the custom piece, as well as other custom lighting in this location, in May and June of 2017.
So unique, visiting the cafe on the UBC campus to view the lighting alone is a worthy endeavor.
Dimensions, materials used to create this Masterpiece
This lighting feature in the Cafe at the UBC campus in Vancouver, BC consists of nine linear LED lighting fixtures. These fixtures are individual shapes that make up the random shape of the lighting installation featured here. The random placement of the nine linear lights is intentional. From every viewing angle the installation appears random. However, when viewed in specific locations, the elements of discovery in this unique lighting installation miraculously appear.
The lights are arranged in three sections. Section 1 is “U”, section 2 is “B” and section 3 is “C”. The linear shapes are cut and welded using a custom proprietary 3″ x 3″ aluminum extrusion. The overall size of this installation is approximately 13 ft W x 6 ft D x 5 ft H. A frosted clear cast acrylic diffuser eliminates the hot spots, but offers the maximum illumination and lumen output.
Suspended by aircraft cables, the lights appear to float, creating this unique, intriguing lighting installation on the UBC Campus.
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Karice has been a custom lighting and metal work manufacturer for over 30 years and are an award winning industry leader. Rely on their master craftsmanship to create your very own unique lighting installation. Custom lighting installations are perfect for restaurant dining rooms, hotel entrances, retail spaces, showrooms and anywhere where you would like to add a sophisticated touch; even outdoor lighting is an option. Check out the custom lighting collection by Karice – you can order any one of these you like! You can also have a custom unique lighting design made. Contact Karice today by email or by phone at 604-542-7137 and experience unique lighting design especially for you.
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