SUPAWOOD’S SUPAEXPANCE Printed taut ceiling panels generate a captivating impact when entering the newly renovated first floor of the City of Sydney RSL in George Street, Sydney.

The client’s brief for the designers, Innersphere, was to integrate an oriental theme throughout this floor for the club’s Dragons Fortune Bar. Due to the narrow nature of the RSL’s building the interior also required extra lighting throughout.

The use of SUPAEXPANCE Printed backlit panels placed in strategic positions within the area enabled the designers to not only improve the lighting and further enhance the desired theme but create a dynamic wow factor as a lure to patrons.

The designers commissioned a local artist to create two paintings to use for the illustrations on the printed panels. Supawood had the paintings photographed professionally in very high resolution to ensure that the images could be enlarged without loss of detail. The images were then digitally printed to the required size onto the SUPAEXPANCE membrane material and installed in position with backlighting to illuminate the designs.

The largest of these panels is the good fortune dragon, which greets patrons when they arrive at the top of the escalator, the main entry from the street. The large dragon, rendered in a circular design, is on a round panel, which curves around the end of a glass wall and into the bar area.

The other entry is via the lifts where you are greeted by a flock of flying geese with stylised clouds on a half circle above the lift doors. The third panel is also geese in flight and illuminates the main bar area above glass doors out onto a balcony.

This project is an example of how SUPAEXPANCE Printed taut ceilings with backlighting can make unique decorative features possible by illuminating and bringing an interior to life. SUPAEXPANCE is a dynamic product, which guarantees to intrigue patrons and encourage them to stay longer, spend more and talk about their experience with others.

Photography by JadaArt