All photos by Acrylicize

The award-winning studio Acrylicize has designed a group of 5 “supersized” lamps for Manchester Picadilly Square.  These iconic lamps are inspired in different stages of the city’s history: an Art Nouveau Tiffany lamp, an Art Deco lamp, a Mid-Century Table lamp, a 1900’s Victorian Banker’s Desk lamp, and a Contemporary Iconic Anglepoise lamp.

Each lamp tells its own story through a number of graphics set into the lampshades, and dealing with the moment which they represent.

Besides being eyecatching, this installation also provides a nice meeting point for the people of Manchester. By the way, it is also very attractive at night.  The lamps actually have lights coming from their canopies.

Why is this important for us?  Many stands in the tradeshow world use huge props. Gigant elements are always visible, but we should remember that they are only useful if they have a good story to tell.  And if they are interactive, they add points.