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LITE-HOUSE CASE STUDIES

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01. Lite House is commissioned by BAFTA to make a light box, presented to The President of China

His Royal Highness The Duke of Cambridge, President of the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA), presented a BAFTA gift to Xi Jinping, President of the People’s Republic of China , at Lancaster House. London.

The Gift, an original artwork by artist, Kevin Vucic Shepherd, from the BAFTA archive revealing the heart of BAFTA’s historic headquarters in London – symbolises the spirit of open, creative collaboration the BAFTA promotes between the UK and China and commemorates 2015 as the UK – China Year of Cultural Exchange.

Royal Shakespeare Exhibition - Artwork by George Chakravarthi
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02. Lite-House Solutions for London’s Cavendish Conference Venue

London – January 2016: Lighting specialist Lite-House has provided an innovative solution to the task of refurbishing the lighting and seating in the Main Auditorium at The Cavendish Conference Centre in Duchess Mews, London.

Cavendish Representative said: “The lighting solution for our conference venue at Duchess Mews has totally changed the way we used the space, not only has this make-over given the venue a fresh and contemporary feel but it has revolutionised the way we use and sell the space. The lighting gives us the opportunity to brand the area for any client at the touch of a button, the video to light facility means that the desks change colour in sync with the projected screen creating a unique and captivating experience. This whole solution has been created by up-cycling the 1950’s handmade solid ash desks, giving us a retro/contemporary venue with truly unique lighting.”

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03. Purling London – Lite­House help transform the games of Chess and Backgammon

Lite-House Europe has been instrumental in developing the latest in luxury board game sets with the Dark Chess and Dark Backgammon sets from exclusive manufacturers Purling London. The sets combine the finest in British design and craftsmanship with a new and innovative game experience. Hand-made in England, the cutting-edge illuminated board technology lends a dramatic tone to the game as light and shadow play upon the coloured Staunton pieces.

Purling London were responsible for the conceptual design and chess/backgammon board graphic while Lite-house developed the detailed design for the illuminated boards over 4 iterations including the brand new battery powered boards. The battery powered version includes an integrated dimmer & separate charging cable giving an 8 hour battery life on maximum brightness or a longer battery life when dimmed.

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04. Lite-House Transforms Glass Doors for Farfetch, fashion retailer.

LED Lighting specialist Lite-House has installed four very special light boxes within the glass doors of fashion retailer Farfetch's headquaters in London. Hidden by a layer of black film until illumated, the stunning fashion shots appear when the lightboxes are powered up. Lite-House used its ultra slim LED lightbox technology to achieve the impressive effect.

Pater Stitson for Farfetch explained: "We wanted to make a big impact statement in the recption of our offices showing the company as an innovative high-end luxury brand. So, working with Studiofibre the interior architects, we decided on a multi media wall using moving and still images in keeping with our website. We wanted to feature the the beautiful fashion photography in an elegant and striking way for our visitors to enjoy and the idea of using lightboxes disguised behind the glass doors was a fresh way of showing traditional lighted content."

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05. AnOther Magazine – A larger than life backlit lightbox of Karl Lagerfeld

Karl Lagerfeld was immortalised as a 3D lenticular on 8th December 2015 by royal holographer and artist Rob Munday. A larger than life backlit lightbox version was designed and produced by Lite-House using the latest LED lightbox technology. Munday has created many holographic portraits of famous people over the last 30 years but is best known for his iconic portrait of Her Majesty the Queen created in 2003/4, the first ever holographic portrait of a member of the British Royal family and currently on display at the National Portrait Gallery in London.

The magazine was launched during Paris Fashion Week at a special party in Chanel’s haute couture salon and Coco Chanel’s historic apartment in Paris. Attendees included Karl Lagerfeld, Princess Caroline of Monaco, and a selection of pop stars, super models and actors. The ‘larger than life’ backlit light box made by Lite House was also displayed at Collette’s in Paris where the magazines went on sale and will later be displayed in Selfridges in London.

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06. Lite-House Europe at The London Art Fair

At The 28th edition of London Art Fair, Lite-House Europe was able to show two examples of the company’s Light boxes used for displaying fine art. The two illuminated pictures were of street art, photographed and back illuminated as light boxes in a decorative frame with a fabric cable and switch added.

Lite-House’s Peter Sargent said: “The Street Art pictures caused quite a stir and have led to many enquiries for these types of work. We are now looking at producing more with the co-operation of the street artists.”

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07. Historic RAFA Club Window Saved for Posterity

The RAF Association (RAFA) Club, in Grove Road, Northampton was recently forced to close after a long history dating from the second world war. The club’s unique stained glass window showing the RAFA logo has been rescued by the neighbouring RAFA Club in Bedford where it has been framed and back illuminated by Lite-house using the company’s LED Lightbox technology.

Lite-House Managing Director, Peter Sargent said: “We were pleased to be able to donate our services to this historic charitable institution so that this beautiful piece of wartime art can be saved and enjoyed by the club members for many years to come in its new home.”

The lighting is designed in such a way that the detail of the glass is displayed at its best using diffused LED light in a slim framework suitable for permanent display.

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08. Glamorous Pin-Up Girl Light Boxes

Inspired by 1950's pin-up artist Alberto Vargas, celebrity photographer Simon Webb has created a 'Royal Flush' of photographic playing cards that have been exhibited at London's infamous Playboy Club and Lights of Soho Gallery. Displayed in bespoke playing card shaped frames by Lite-House Europe Ltd.

The artworks are lit with Lite-House’s LED Light panel, in a series of bespoke lightboxes created by Peter Sargent of Lite-House Europe Ltd. The light panel is positioned behind a high quality Duratran print of each of the playing cards and finished with a black gloss MDF frame.

Peter Sargent of Lite-House UK Ltd said: ‘The frames are unique as their dimensions are directly proportional to those of a playing card, right down to the curvature of the corners. The authentic scale of the lightboxes was achieved using a thin, LED-lit panel in the back of the frames which can be laser cut to any bespoke shape.’

From a fitting launch event at the Playboy Club in London, the artworks have been exhibited at the Lights of Soho Gallery alongside the work of the late God’s Own Junkyard neon artist, Chris Bracey. Most recently, the pin-up girl cards have been exhibited at advertising agency, Leo Burnett.

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09. More Light for Royal Pharmaceutical Society Museum Antique

Lighting Specialists Lite-House Europe have been responsible for giving an antique stained glass panel at the RPS Museum a new lease of life:

Last summer the Society moved from its Lambeth base to 66 East Smithfield London. It was decided that the stained glass should grace the new reception area but needed to be more prominently displayed.

Working with Lite-house’s Peter Sargent, the panel was installed in a new frame incorporating Lite-house’s LED Lightbox technology. The light makes the glass shine and does justice to the artistry of the craftsmen who made it.

Simon Redman, Director of Finance for the RPS said: “We are delighted with the Lightbox. It truly is a centre piece in our reception. The great thing with the Lightbox is the diffused light which shows up every detail. It makes an antique piece look very

Royal Shakespeare Exhibition - Artwork by George Chakravarthi
Kim Wilkie Architects - Garden Pod

10. Kim Wilkie Architects - Garden Pod

The Garden Pod is located in Central London. Working directly with Kim Wilkie, Lite-House created a garden room that featured a 6mtr long illuminated Corian bench and an internal firepit. The key to this project was to create a front and top illuminated Corian surface. The Benches were illuminated without dark sports and shadows on the corners, with no depth of diffusion behind the Corian. The manufacture of the final seating piece involved extremely close liaison with the Corian fabricator, and a number of clever and intricate techniques to allow the light to travel around the corners with no drop off.

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12. Buckley Grey Yeoman, Architects - Corian colour changing wall

This colour changing wall was constructed with RGB led panels with Corian facia panels that had different width channels routed into the length. The trick with this project was to allow enough depth behind the Corian to diffuse any hotspots and the screw fixings to give an even and seamless effect from the front.

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13. Lite-House light boxes now in Vogue at the NPG

LED Lighting specialist Lite-House has been working with Metro Imaging to produce illuminated framed images of iconic Vogue cover photographs for the National Portrait Gallery. The show entitled ‘Vogue 100: A Century of Style’, is a major exhibition celebrating 100 years of cutting-edge fashion, beauty and portrait photography by British Vogue, which opened at the National Portrait Gallery, London, in February 2016.

Showcasing over 280 iconic images from the Conde Nast archive and international collections, the exhibition celebrates the vast range of photography commissioned by one of the most influential fashion magazines in the world since its launch in 1916.

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14. Royal Shakespeare Exhibition - Artwork by George Chakravarthi

The stunning result of a 2 year project working with the artist and the RSC to create 13 Art-lite pieces - the largest being 1850x2044mm and weighing 80KG. Each duratran print was calibrated with the lightsource to ensure that that the final image matched the artists vision when illuminated and not illuminated. The exhibition features photographs of Chakravarthi himself assuming the role of thirteen of Shakespeare’s most doomed characters. The images are strongly dramatic: he dressed himself in costumes from the RSC then added layers of detail: “I tried to avoid being too theatrical because the theatre is in the costume, the visual texture and the colour”.

Royal Shakespeare Exhibition - Artwork by George Chakravarthi
Harris Reception Wall

15. Harris Reception Wall

The Challenge for Lite-House with this application was to create 125mm strips of light 8.5mtrs long in one continuous piece with no visible join lines. This was created with a laminated vinyl overlay to give diffusion, rigidity and a continuous even spread of light.

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16. Canary Wharf - Champagne Bar

These steps and long narrow bar tops were created with long lengths of continuous 'Electroluminescent' Flatlite. The product was choosen because of its perfectly even illumination in this ambient bar type setting, flatlite can be producted up to 300ft long and at only 0.4mm thick it made the construction of these bar tops quicker and easier.

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