Architectural lighting cannot always be described as fun. Luxxbox’s recent Architizer A+ award win shows that good design, with a fun twist, should always win out.
August 7th, 2018
Brisbane-based design studio Luxxbox has been awarded not one, but two awards in the Architizer A+Awards for the Architectural Lighting category.
The studio took out not just the Jury Prize but also the Popular Choice for its acoustic lighting products. Luxboxx’s unique acoustic lighting range is not merely decorative but is also hyper-functional in being able to aid in noise reduction.
As our office environments have been stripped of cubicles and treated to the much-lauded open plan way of operating – our workspaces have continued to get louder.
For many offices, a complete refit is not always possible. Luxxbox’s acoustic lighting products can be cleverly implemented in these scenarios, as well as complete refit’s too of course.
But the road to success and recognition as not been smooth sailing. When Luxxbox first launched the acoustic lighting, it required education to the specifier industry on both the acoustic benefits and aesthetics.
These days, it’s not uncommon for acoustics to be considered right from the get-go, rather than just an after-thought. And Luxxbox has helped to lead the much-needed revolution with the ongoing development of a comprehensive range.
Luxxbox Managing and Creative Director, Jason Bird said the development of the acoustic light range was in response to consumers recognising the need for cost-effective, multi-use products in commercial spaces.
“So many clients were specifying our lighting products and then additionally having to retro-fit sound-reducing elements. It was a logical progression to integrate the two and develop a range that would make full use of the space between a surface and ceiling, traditionally only used for lighting, to address noise concerns.
“We were not interested in just designing decorative, acoustic pendants. Our acoustic lights are backed by a significant investment in research to understand the Noise Reduction Coefficient (NRC) of the raw material and how bending and folding this material would increase these capabilities.
While there may be other lighting products on the market which use a similar material, functionality and effectiveness are at the core of all Luxxbox designs,” says Jason.
This recent double win furthers the efforts of the Luxxbox team and its research and design of acoustic lighting.
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