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CASCADES SHOPPING CENTRE, PORTSMOUTH

The Cascades Shopping Centre at Portsmouth provided Taison with a major challenge.

The specification was to provide a range of bespoke luminaires in brass, with an opal diffuser 2.4m in diameter. The major consideration of this project was that no one had ever made an opal dished diffuser of that size.

The answer was to build our own vac-forming machine and make these "in house". After overcoming all the technical problems, such as material thickness' and sheet sizes available, the dishes were produced and a modern design of brass strips and hoops were built to support the diffuser and lamp housing.

Holding several HQI lamps in each fitting the finished product was stunning and unique. The installation was set off with several smaller versions of the same, recessed downlight and decorative floods.