We are delighted to announce ‘Louvers by Design’, a custom home project located in the picturesque San Diego suburb of Point Loma, as the winner of our annual JUST IMAGINE Awards. The eye catching louvers made with LuciteLux® Frost in Glacier Green cast acrylic form part of a residential property project by Elliott Rabin of ePlastics and collaborator Jeff Kull Construction. ‘Louvers by Design’ was completed in early 2014.

The architectural plans called for louvers that would diffuse natural light coming into the two-story living room, while allowing people on the second floor to have an clear view of the Pacific Ocean. Kull turned to ePlastics 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, as they say, 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 one of our most versatile product offerings, LuciteLux® Frost, to realise their creative vision. Its cool, frosted surface resists scratches and retains its texture when designers form it into all kinds of shapes and sizes.”

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

“We selected LuciteLux® Frost because of its opacity level and color, which blended 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 aluminium 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.