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June 22, 2022

Materials Making the Latest in Sculptural Lighting

Sculptural lighting is functional art that is both attention-grabbing and room-brightening—and it is increasingly being incorporated into commercial and residential spaces to add a finishing touch or focal point. Many designers see sculptural light as a time to play with opposing materials—like bamboo and brass or blown glass and rough cargo belts. This issue of AP ProductWire profiles a few sculptural luminaires that capture the variation in what artists are using to create these pieces. From delicate bone china to artificial flowers, the materials making the latest in sculptural lighting create full and distinct experiences that can bring a new life to an interior.

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Curved Panels Make ‘Out of the Box’ Thinking Reality

When the University of Tampa decided to increase its presence in cybersecurity and entrepreneurship education internationally, they set a new bar for learning facilities. The 213,000 square foot, 8-story building, monikered ‘Maureen A. Daly Innovation and Collaboration Building,’ melds Aluratone acoustical panels, Curvalon curved panels, and Flat Veneer panels into a complex common space encouraging its students to think outside the box.

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New Design Possibilities with Neutral-reflective Aesthetic

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