Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Blog That Assignment 5

Lighting for the WAM group project was an interesting challenge for our cabinet.  Obviously it needed some lighting to show off the merchandise, but what would work best?  We looked at rechargeable battery lights, but the battery was too large and the wiring to hide it wouldn't work.  Then there were lights that could be plugged in, but that made for positioning the cabinet difficult and limiting.  So our final solution was to bring as much transparency to the piece as possible to use the light which is already in the space.  The clear top lets in the light and the opaque shelves help to diffuse the light around the items within.  Our hopes is that when placed in the right positions the light will help blend the cabinet with the museum, but also display the merchandise well.

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