Lustedgreen recently collaborated with Applelec LED Light Sheet to bring illumination to the newly refurbished reception area of Bupa Health Centre in Manchester.
Reforming the reception space, the design focus was to move away from the conventional clinical feel of a waiting room and instead create an environment that allowed customers to feel calm and relaxed, whilst reflecting the brand identity of Bupa. Lustedgreen responded with a design that focused more towards retail with subdued lighting and a natural material palette, which created a restful yet professional atmosphere.
The warm tone of the reception area is created with the yellow colouring of the timber cladding, combined with soft lighting. Achieving a striking focus in the heart of the reception area, an abstract wall design was created. Displaying origami style detailing, a mixture of the geometric sections were backlit with Applelec LED Light Sheet, delivering a modern, asymmetrical illuminated feature within the decorative piece.
At 582 x 142mm in size, seven Applelec LED Light Sheet panels were manufactured to bespoke triangular shapes to slot seamlessly behind the birch veneer material of the feature wall. Created with 5300K LEDs, the light panel provided a warm, white light that further complemented the aesthetics of the reception area. The slick 8mm profile of the Applelec LED Light Sheet panel added a slight depth to the design, where the light panel stood proud from the wall, achieving an intriguing 3D effect.
Rebecca Morgan designer at Lustedgreen said: ‘To heighten the appearance of the feature wall, we wanted to incorporate lighting into the design in a unique way and the triangle shaped Applelec LED Light Sheet certainly achieved this. The integration of lighting really brought to life the grain detailing and unusual patterning of the birch veneer, creating a beautiful and interesting piece.’
Lauren Flint, Applelec’s architectural lighting sales account manager said: ‘Working closely with the client, we provided technical support and advice, along with test samples to make sure the desired lighting effect was met. To maintain the sleek design of the feature wall, it was imperative to use as fewer power supplies as possible. To ensure this, the shape and size of the panels was considered, calculating how many LEDs would be required to still guarantee powerful and even illumination throughout the triangular light sheets.’