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A Custom Counter with LED Lights

A Custom Counter with LED Lights Created for 3A Composites.

3A Composites needed a custom counter for their 20 x 20 exhibit at the AIA (American Institute of Architects) Show.

Requirements were to make the top out of ALUCOBOND, their leading architectural ACM material for finishing the exteriors of building.

The counter also need to have locking storage and RGB LED lighting in the top with the use of the ALUCOBOND name.

To show off the ACM material, we layered the top with 10 layers of 4mm ALUCOBOND to call attention to the material construction. The top layer was brushed aluminum ALUCOBOND.

Cavities were CNC’d into the sub layers to reduce weight and to create a chamber for the LED lights behind the name. Except for the top, the sub layers were glued together and then CNC’d to size and for the logo pattern and mounting points.

The base is produced from 3A Composites Banova balsa layered plywood, a lightweight cabinet material. And, then finished in standard HPL laminate.

Aluminum stand-offs were used for accent and to connect the shelf layer to the top.