Read on for a profile of two cutting-edge companies illuminating the future of event design. They manage to merge product with lighting to create a new décor category for our industry.
Fiber optic fabric from the French firm Lumigram can replace traditional table linens by utilizing fabric panels woven with fiber optical wires. The optics run by either batteries or a plugged in adapter, come in a dozen colors and are hand washable. Lumigram chair backs, table runners and small fabric panels can be purchased ready- made. Custom items can be made-to-order. Not for the faint of budget, purchase prices for chair backs start at $205. The fiber optics fabric is available in a dozen of colors. It is flexible, fast, light weight, does not heat up and consumes little power. It's water resistant and can be washed.
JDH Furniture has introduced the Crystal Neon chair. The baroque-style seating has neon tubing encased in a clear polycarbonate. Each crystal neon chair has a recharge battery pack that provides up to 12 hours of 12-volt power to the neon. (Not to worry—there’s no risk of electrical shock). A remote control can turn the chairs on/off, dim their light, and create strobe or flash effects. The chair is available in eight different colors, with a removable cushion included. Pricing begins at $135 each.
-- Sheree Bochenek
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