Using Light Panels to Illuminate Surfaces
Illuminated surfaces have grown in popularity for creating stand-out and striking focal points, particularly within commercial workplaces, hospitality venues and retail environments.
Unibox have used light panels to illuminate flooring, bar tops, bespoke retail shelving, a reception desk and even a sink.
Here are some stunning examples of Unibox illuminated surface projects:
1. Tom Dixon Illuminated Shelving
Unibox worked alongside Tom Dixon Studio to design and manufacture illuminated shelving for its Coal Office showroom. The shelves were engineered using light panels and Kontakt power delivery systems to create an installation that was robust enough to withstand a busy retail environment.
2. Kurt Geiger Illuminated Shelving
We used our Kontakt shelving to deliver a striking retail concept for Kurt Geiger’s UK stores. Engineered to be a flexible, future-proofed piece of merchandising equipment, Kontakt enabled us to develop an eye-catching solution with shelves that appeared to be floating magically on chrome poles across the shop floor.
3. The Ivy Asia Illuminated Flooring
Unibox created a bespoke back-lit flooring installation for The Ivy Asia restaurants across the UK. As The Ivy Asia is one of the most sophisticated, visually-exciting restaurant groups in the world, we wanted to produce a solution that would live up to this reputation.
We created the iconic illuminated agate flooring using our LED light panels to deliver a homogenous illumination from beneath a sea of green agate tiles.
4. The Grand Brasserie Illuminated Bar
Our team partnered with the developers at the Mikhail Hotels & Leisure Group on the design and manufacture of an illuminated bar for the The Grand Brasserie’s main dining space.
We used a series of our LED light panels to deliver elegant illumination from within blocks of premium-grade onyx. Linear luminaires mounted onto the overhang of the bar’s surface enhanced the overall aesthetic of the dining environment with subtle accent lighting.
5. 70 St Mary Axe Reception Desk
Unibox develop a one-of-a-kind illuminated desk for 70 St. Mary Axe. This involved a series of custom-engineered light panels, all of which were to operate using custom PCBs with 4000K LEDs and Makrolon DXNR diffusers.
We used our in-house 3D printer to produce bespoke clips and fixing mechanisms to ensure that the entire diffuser could be held in place when suspended upside-down and removed for routine maintenance works.
In collaboration with 18FIFTY, Unibox produced an illuminated bar top for the high-end seafood restaurant, Scott’s Richmond. We manufactured the bar top by integrating our LED light panels into different levels within the cast glass pieces.
Due to its striking beauty, Scott’s Richmond was shortlisted for the prestigious [d]arc awards.
7. Chelsea Bar at The Ivy Asia
Along with the illuminated flooring, Unibox also produced a bespoke illuminated bar top for The Ivy Asia in Chelsea, using LED light panels.
The new Greek restaurant Bacchanalia features extravagant décor including marble statues and gold accents. The brief was to create a bathroom that would extend the luxurious environment from the main dining area to the rest of the restaurant.
Unibox developed a solution that would follow suit by producing a marbled illuminated sink within the restaurant’s bathroom, using LED light panels.
The Ivy Group asked Unibox to develop a back-lit flooring installation in The Ivy Spinningfields Reception area.
Visible through large glass doors, the striking flooring had to create curb appeal and enhance the overall aesthetic of the restaurant. The priority for The Ivy Group was consistency in the floor lighting, so Unibox used LED light panels to deliver homogenous illumination from beneath the caramel onyx tiles.