SOURCE: Lucite International
MEMPHIS, TN and NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - Oct 7, 2013) - Lucite International, owner of the LuciteLux® acrylic brand, today announced a partnership with the Museum of Arts and Design (MAD) that includes the in-kind donation of LuciteLux® acrylic material used to make display pedestals for the highly anticipated 'Out of Hand: Materializing the Postdigital' exhibition. Opening on October 16, 'Out of Hand' is the first major museum show to examine the impact of digital fabrication technologies, including 3D printing and computer-numerically-controlled (CNC) machining, on the creative processes of artists, architects, and designers.
Lucite International worked with Ron Labaco, Marcia Docter Curator at the Museum of Arts and Design, and the exhibition designers, Incorporated, New York, to create display pedestals for some of the more than 85 works in the collection, which come from an international cast of established and emerging practitioners.
"MAD is once again on the leading edge with 'Out of Hand.' Digital fabrication is a huge trend that touches every design discipline and we're proud to help them bring this important exhibition to the public," said Simon Ellis, business director for Lucite International. "When we first learned of MAD's desire to have the pieces 'float' on clear acrylic, we knew the pedestals had to be made with LuciteLux®."
LuciteLux® is often used by museums to display and protect their collections with maximum optical clarity. The museum's designers chose LuciteLux® L Clear for its strength, durability and ease of fabrication. It is also easy to clean and effectively resists crazing, which is when fine cracks develop on the surface of a material. Northeast Plastic Supply of Philadelphia fabricated the pedestals for the exhibition.
"Acrylic, and LuciteLux® in particular, is an incredibly important medium in the worlds of art and design," said Labaco. "We are pleased to partner with Lucite International and present the works of the 'Out of Hand' collection on pedestals made of their visionary material. Our partnership allows us to ensure every detail of this exhibition meets the highest of aesthetic standards."
Labaco sits on the judging panel for Lucite International's inaugural JUST IMAGINE Awards, which celebrate the imagination and inspiration of designers who work with LuciteLux®. The winner and runner-up will be announced later this month. For more information, visit http://www.lucitelux.com/just-imagine-awards.
Museums across the globe also use LuciteLux® Museum Grade UV Max, a specialty acrylic sheet made to offer the maximum protection possible from harmful UV light, which causes fading and decomposition of photos, artwork and exhibits.
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 www.lucitelux.com, www.facebook.com/lucitelux or www.pinterest.com/lucite.
About the Museum of Arts and Design
The Museum of Arts and Design explores the value of making across all fields of contemporary creative practice. The Museum focuses on the ways in which artists and designers transform the world around us, through processes ranging from the artisanal to the digital. MAD's exhibition program is dedicated to creativity and craftsmanship, and demonstrates the limitless potential of materials and techniques when used by gifted and innovative artists. The Museum's permanent collection is global in scope and includes art, craft, and design from 1950 to the present day. At the center of the Museum's mission is education. The Museum houses classrooms and studios for master classes, seminars, and workshops for students, families, and adults. More information about "Out of Hand" is available on MAD's website at http://madmuseum.org/exhibition/out-hand
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