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The initial brief was simple. Design a modern wall sconce using a minimal number of Organic LED panels.
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Initial sketches exploring various concepts with emphasis on showcasing the thin form factor of OLED. The sketch in green was one of four that our team chose to quickly build in 3D.
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Initial concepts modeled in Alias and rendered in Keyshot to get a sense of the lighting effect and shadowing. The upper right was chosen for a physical mock up build.
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In building the mock-up we used an aluminum composite architectural cladding material called Reynobond. Our developer did a test to understand how the material formed resulting in the piece on the right.
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That test bend then lead to a new branch of exploratory refinement in 3D CAD to see where and how far we could push it.
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Still liking the first test the best, engineers developed their version (leftmost) and we collaborated on getting the smoothest possible curvature (on the right) for production.
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The final version with dual OLED panels, one front, one back, to create a beautiful glow on the wall.
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The final version with dual OLED panels, one front, one back, to create a beautiful glow on the wall.
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The original straight version inspired a curved cousin once flexible OLED panels became ready for production.
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In situ rendering composited in Keyshot.
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In situ rendering composited in Keyshot.
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In situ rendering composited in Keyshot.
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Another variation with applied graphics and Braille opened a whole new market for healthcare and hospitality applications.
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Spec sheet drawings of Nomi curve and straight.

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