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Applelec Lighting has been invited to once again manufacture the awards trophy for the only peer-to-peer lighting design awards, [d]arc awards.

Created from a design concept curated by lighting designer Jenny Bland of Light iQ, the trophy has been designed to create a floating, infinity effect using multiple pieces of acrylic layered vertically to give the optical illusion of a central cube surrounded in light.

Featuring optically clear acrylic sheets, each section was etched with the [d]arc awards logo and layered to build a three dimensional cube. A base in opal acrylic was embedded with Applelec LED Light Sheet along with a small battery before being wrapped with a brushed steel band, engraved with the winning category details, which forces light upwards through the top surface of the base.

Diffused light travels through the vertical acrylic layers, enclosing the etchings, and transmitting illumination through the depth of the cube. The illumination softly highlights the cube design and the awards logo etched within it.

Rebecca Weir, creative director of Light iQ said: ‘We’re delighted with the final result and it was an absolute pleasure to collaborate with Applelec Lighting and the [d]arc awards team. The [d]arc award was striking in its simplicity with a strong clarity emphasising all the teams involved.’


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