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Lucite International

March 18, 2014 11:00 ET

Lucite International Launches Second Annual LuciteLux® JUST IMAGINE Awards at GlobalShop

Distinguished Panel of Judges Will Select Winner to Feature in National Ad Spread, Making-of Documentary

LAS VEGAS, NV--(Marketwired - Mar 18, 2014) - Lucite International, owner of the LuciteLux® acrylic brand, today opened the call for entries for its second annual JUST IMAGINE Awards program at GlobalShop 2014 in booth #2343. The JUST IMAGINE Awards celebrate the work of designers who turn their creative vision into reality using LuciteLux®.

The company also announced the prestigious panel of expert judges who will select the 2014 winner:

  • Aaron R. Thomas, designer, architect and artist
  • Anne-Louise Ewen, fine artist and LuciteLux® painter/sculptor
  • Jaime Derringer, founder and executive editor of Design Milk
  • Jamer Hunt, director of the experimental graduate program in transdisciplinary design at Parsons The New School for Design
  • Jason Kelly Johnson and Nataly Gattegno, architects and founders of Future Cities Lab
  • Ron Labaco, Marcia Docter curator for the Museum of Arts & Design
  • Chris Robinson, business manager, Lucite International, Inc.

Lucite International will celebrate the winner with a full-page spread in Architectural Record as well as a making-of documentary that tells the story of the designer's work with LuciteLux®. The documentary will premiere at an exclusive screening party at the site of the installation and appear in a sponsored feature on the Design Milk blog.

"We are thrilled to launch the second annual JUST IMAGINE Awards as a way to honor the myriad designers who embrace the uniqueness of working with our material, LuciteLux®," said Robinson. "Last year's winner set the bar quite high by incorporating more than 200 triangles of our LuciteLux® Light Guide Panels into an immersive LED dome design for the Burning Man festival. My fellow judges and I simply cannot wait to see what the design community comes forward with in 2014."

Full LuciteLux® Line Showcased

All LuciteLux® colors and effects were on display in the booth at GlobalShop, including the most recent addition, LuciteLux® Spectrum LED Block. Part of the Illuminations Series, Block offers the European style of chunky block letter construction and new aesthetic possibilities to the sign and design markets. Specially designed to have channels routered out and LEDs embedded either inside or on a rear plate, Block offers an alternative to traditionally constructed letters.

"Block has optimized light transmission to maximize both the economic and environmental benefits of LED technology," said Jane Nash, LuciteLux® sales development manager. "It is easy to fabricate and can be used with white or colored LEDs, making it suitable for applications in visual communication and retail, and architecture and construction lighting."

Also on display were Impressions and Myst®, as well as other products from the LuciteLux® Illuminations Series, which allow designers to develop stunning back-lit and edge-lit LED signs using high quality continuous cast acrylic.

Named Best of GlobalShop in 2013, Impressions features a linear pattern and affords a unique and understated sophistication suitable to any retail environment.

JUST IMAGINE Awards Details
The company began accepting JUST IMAGINE Awards entries today via www.lucitelux.com and will continue to do so through September 15, 2014. The work must be completed using LuciteLux® between 2012 and 2014 to be eligible.

The judging criteria are:

  • To what extent does the entry optimize the properties and design qualities of LuciteLux® continuous cast or cell cast acrylic
  • To what extent does the entry meet its defined purpose in a highly creative way
  • To what extent does the entry demonstrate innovation and uniqueness

Designers from all industries are encouraged to enter: architects, fabricators, fine artists, visual merchandising designers, furniture designers, interior designers, sign designers, commercial artists, fashion designers and design students.
The JUST IMAGINE Awards will also honor a runner-up with inclusion in the winner's news release, presence on the LuciteLux® social media pages and a mention in the making-of documentary.

About LuciteLux®
Manufactured by Lucite International, LuciteLux® continuous and cell cast acrylic is as tough as it is beautiful. It resists scratching and has built-in UV protection, which keeps colors true over time. The material is easy to cut, join, form and fabricate and is available in an array of colors, textures and thicknesses. These features, coupled with excellent optical clarity and light transmission qualities, make LuciteLux® ideal for use in point-of-sale, display, signage, furnishings, fashion accessories, interior design and more. For more information, visit http://www.lucitelux.com, http://www.facebook.com/lucitelux or http://www.pinterest.com/lucite.

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