Designcraft - Lucent

National Gallery of Australia
To complete our Museum and Gallery Showcasing service, Designcraft offer a high end, glass Display Case to further compliment our Netherfield Museum Showcase product, and extend the product range available to you. Lucent is a high performing, high quality, bolt-on glass or panels to a structural aluminium frame, with flush face-mounted stainless steel fittings, giving a very simple, elegant glass display case with unbroken lines throughout.

Lucent offers hinged door access using the Manfred Frank ‘Micro-Master’ hinge system, for which Designcraft are the Australian distributor, or fully removable panels for smaller cases. The high capacity Manfred Frank hinge system allows us to build showcases with large single doors for an uninterrupted view of collection objects. Lucent is fully demountable as standard, saving on set-up and installation time, freight costs and storage space with particular reference to the initial delivery of showcases and the demands of travelling exhibitions, and Lucent eliminates the issue of tight access into a gallery or exhibition spaces. There is no silicone bonding of glass or panels; the case is sealed by a high quality, neutral cure silicone seal. Back-painted or filmed glass, to your colour specifications, at top and bottom hides the internal structural framing. Lucent is available as a glass all round showcase, or a combination of glass and structural E0MDF / Ply painted panels to your specification, with removable dress panels as required. The top frame incorporates a lighting hood and a hanging track for glass shelves or object supports.

Lucent is a modular system which can be made to your specific size and shape requirements; there are no standard sizes, and few restrictions on panel or door sizes. A suite of single or 2 door showcases can be reconfigured and reassembled to make larger showcase arrangements. Different exhibitions or changing exhibition venues, as encountered with travelling exhibitions, require flexible display solutions. A modular suite of Lucent showcases can be demounted and reconfigured to adapt to changing demands, offering a significantly more versatile showcase and display solution.

Lucent is not a competitor to the industry standard, museum grade Netherfield showcase product. Instead, Lucent offers an alternative, cost effective, high end solution for the long term display of valuable or significant collections and artefacts, in a manner appropriate to Gallery and Museum aesthetic and performance requirements. Equally, Lucent is fully demountable, and can be reconfigured, lending itself to travelling exhibitions, gallery spaces with frequently changing display demands, and budget driven projects where the high specification Netherfield showcase product may not be required.

Lucent is 100% designed and manufactured in Australia.