Exhibition & Events
case study

Title: Light IQ, Decorex
Client: Light IQ

In a fusion of ideas and materials, Light IQ’s first stand at Decorex featured a colour-changing light wall and a glowing table; both were illuminated by LED Light Sheet.

The construction of the illuminated Marblo table top marks the first time LED Light Sheet has been fully sealed within another material.

As part of the London Design Festival, Decorex showcases design, craftsmanship, new technology and talent. Considering each of the show’s thematic strands, Light IQ created an eye-catching and design led stand with interactive elements.

Light IQ intern Kirstie Wilson, who is studying industrial design, was enlisted to create the stand’s centrepiece table. Intrigued by the curves of the human body, and how organic forms could be reinterpreted in practical objects, Kirstie worked with resin based product Marblo for her concept. Using the bone coloured Marblo shade of oyster-shell, and with LED Light Sheet glowing inside, the table is skeletal in structure; like an imagined life-form.

Tony Juchau of Manufacturing by Design fabricated the table, which marks the first time LED Light Sheet has been fully sealed within another material. To create the table top a small LED Light Sheet panel was placed within cut pieces of Marblo as Tony explains: ‘For the design to be effective we needed to enclose the light source seamlessly, LED Light Sheet offered a simple solution which partnered with Marblo perfectly.’

The stand’s illuminated wall was created with Perspex panels that were backlit with RGB LED Light Sheet. Each light panel was individually programmed with colour-changing sequences that could be selected by stand visitors.

Rebecca Weir, Light IQ design director, explains: ‘Visitors were encouraged to choose colour patterns for the light wall using a system by amBX that has an easy to operate i-Pad app controlling each LED Light Sheet panel. Despite the complex technology at work we aimed to create an understated stand.’

LED Light Sheet was also used to back light a bespoke laser engraved antique mirror supplied by Glartique for the stand. 

Credits: Images courtesy of Light IQ