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Lucite International

November 20, 2014 16:45 ET

Lucite International Reveals Winner of Second Annual LuciteLux® JUST IMAGINE Awards

Company Celebrates Team Behind "Louvers by Design," a Custom Home Project That Features LuciteLux® Frost

SAN DIEGO, CA--(Marketwired - Nov 20, 2014) - Lucite International, owner of the LuciteLux® acrylic brand, today announced "Louvers by Design," a custom home project located in a San Diego suburb, is the winner of its second annual JUST IMAGINE Awards. The eye-catching louvers made with LuciteLux® Frost in Glacier Green form part of a residential property project by Jeff Kull of Jeff Kull Construction in collaboration with Elliott Rabin of ePlastics®, a Ridout Plastics company.

"Louvers by Design" was completed in early 2014 in picturesque Point Loma. The architectural plans called for louvers that would diffuse the direct, natural light coming into the two-story living room, while allowing occupants on the second floor to have an unobstructed view of the Pacific Ocean.

Kull turned to ePlastics® in order to identify a material that would not only accomplish that objective, but also be strong, durable and able to withstand varying temperatures and all kinds of weather, particularly in its relatively exposed position at the top of the house. ePlastics® introduced Kull to LuciteLux® Frost in Glacier Green and the rest is design history.

"'Louvers by Design' is a breathtaking example of taking a traditionally functional feature -- in this case the louver -- and making it a major part of the home's overall aesthetic," said Chris Robinson, business manager for Lucite International, who also served as a JUST IMAGINE Awards judge. "We're delighted that the duo behind the project selected LuciteLux® Frost, one of our most versatile product offerings, to realize their creative vision. Its cool, frosted surface resists scratches and retains its texture when designers form it into myriad shapes and sizes."

The JUST IMAGINE Awards celebrate designers who embrace the originality of working with, and creating designs using LuciteLux®. Receiving this award recognizes a designer's achievement in their field, and celebrates their distinctive contribution to the world of design using the material.

"We selected LuciteLux® Frost because of its opacity level and color, which meshed with the ocean beautifully," said Rabin. "The home's decorators had a very intentional theme and color scheme. The LuciteLux® cast acrylic was a perfect match."

One of the other reasons the team selected LuciteLux® for this project was its thermoformability, which allowed it to be heated and wrapped around an aluminum frame in a controlled and uniform manner, avoiding the risk of kinking or cracking.

As the winner of the JUST IMAGINE Awards 2014, ePlastics® will receive a high-profile promotional campaign that includes a full-page spread in Architectural Record, a feature on popular blog Design Milk, and a 'making of' documentary-style video about their work and artistic vision.

To learn more about this year's winner, please visit www.lucitelux.com/justimagineawards.

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 www.lucitelux.com, www.facebook.com/lucitelux or www.pinterest.com/lucite.

To learn more about ePlastics®, visit www.eplastics.com.

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