Market Segment

Architectural

Location

Riverside, CA

Product

ACRYLITE® Satinice velvet texture

Niebla 7H10 DC

Asfalto 7H08 DC

Pumpkin 2H12 DC

Description of the Application

Acrylic Panels

Fabricator

McMurray Stern, Santa Fe Springs, CA

ACRYLITE® Satinice Used for Library Panels

Sarah Sherter of Sherter Interiors was tasked with coming up with a design for the CA Museum of Photography. After coming up with a design, she struggled to find a supplier that would both be cost effective and have exceptional quality. Finally after doing a brief internet search, she stumbled upon the ACRYLITE® Online-Shop.

The library space was in the basement of the three story museum with no natural lighting. Sarah knew she needed to design something bright to go against the neutral color carpet and white walls. Based on their translucence, texture, and light transmission, three different colors of ACRYLITE® Satinice were used. Being a modern museum, the end panels needed to be innovative and colorful. Sarah’s design inspiration is based off of old negative film wih shades of gray and orange. She used an overlapping design with different size spacers and standoffs to create the end panels.

The most important decision was to do a mockup of the panels. Sarah worked with a shelving contractor, McMurray Stern to get the perfect mock up using samples from the ACRYLITE® Online-Shop. The shop offered a large collection of readily available sheet for immediate shipment which is exactly what Sarah had in mind. Sarah needed to make sure that 6mm thick ACRYLITE® Satinice panels were thick enough to not create any bowing once installed vertically at the end of the book shelves. She was concerned because the material overlapped with three panels and wasn’t sure the weight would hold everything together. Once she found out that this method would work, she placed an order though Paragon Plastics, the sister company of Professional Plastics.

The installation went up this summer and turning a project into an installation became a reality. Sarah was pleased with the design, price, and quality of ACRYLITE® and so was the museum.

To learn more about the process behind Sarah’s project, please visit: www.sherterinteriors.com and click the CA of Museum of Photogrpahy Link.

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