Xicato Stand & Party
Light & Building 2012
Photos by Sanna Fisher-Payne
Our love of cardboard was taken to the max with our design for the Xicato stand and party. Lighting designers are interested in quality of light and to us that is the one thing that the Xicato module is about – it is a white light source with exceptionally high quality and consistency in rendering all colours of the spectrum. This was the starting point for the stand at Light & Building 2012 and the main space was a colourful, playful space that contained every colour of the spectrum. The cardboard fins were an architectural detail that created surfaces to receive light from the Xicato module. The simple white card boxes were effectively display cases for beautifully crafted unique paper sculptures each lit with a different light source to visualise the story and benefits of the Xicato module on its own and compared with other light sources. The cardboard furniture in the main space was created especially for the event by Luke Smith-Wightman and the simple design and layout allowed the brand new Xicato Point module to do its thing with a dramatic pool of light in the centre of the table. To demonstrate the new 4 Pi optic and add another burst of colour we created a series custom cardboard pendants and to support the lighting designers who have used Xicato modules in the projects we created a cardboard light wall of fully credited project images.
The other two spaces on the stand were about consistency and the wide range of OEM’s that now have products featuring Xicato modules. In the white space we had the origami wall – a series of 120 folded boxes, 60 of which were internally lit to demonstrate the consistency that could be achieved. In addition to this we had a small custom chandelier from Mike Stoane Lighting that showed the dynamic qualities of the module by dimming in a randomly generated sequence. The third space, the dark room, was designed as a workshop – to appeal to the geeky, hands on character of most lighting designers. The wall was decorated with a spectrum of origami butterflies to again support the colour philosophy.
Cardboard from whskinner.co.uk