Village Cinema Complex, Crown Melbourne
HSA member Rakumba, in collaboration with Village Cinemas, Inlite, Red Design Group, Crown Melbourne and Construction Engineering, created custom feature pendants for Village Cinemas. Rakumba was brought onto the project at the recommendation of Inlite, knowing it was the right project partner for one of Village’s flagship centres.
Red Design’s initial concept sketch was then brought to life. And before Rakumba perfected the design and manufacturing process, a lot was tried and learned. The final pieces had to be designed to ensure the view of the cinema’s considerable screen wasn’t obscured or compromised whilst also providing an impressive sculptural feature.
Prior to finalising the proposed design, Rakumba produced a number of mock-ups to demonstrate different finishes and lighting effects. In situ renderings were then developed to show how the finished lights would work in the environment. Rakumba’s industrial design and manufacturing skills ensured the concept could not only be made, but also installed without disrupting business.
The resulting sculptural lights are as much an exercise in shadow and light as form and finish. And Rakumba’s background in engineering and technology came into play to ensure these lights would stand the test of time in such a busy place.
For more details on the project, read the full story on rakumba.com.au.