Upcycled Design and Production
For the creation of a new altar and baptismal font, a requirement for the design was to upcycle iron kneeling rails, original sanctuary doors & handles to represent the founders of the 40-year old church. This would help tell the story of St. Luke’s to all who worshipped and are baptized there. The handles of the original doors were used in the design to remind congregants of all the hands that opened the doors in St. Luke’s past supporting the church of the present and future. An iron kneeler from the current sanctuary was used for the altar frame to represent the current congregation of St. Luke’s.
To add some messaging flexibility, an LED rim was fabricated and discreetly placed to shine through the “door window” that is at the front of the altar. This allows for removable custom logos and messaging to be used and illuminated in worship. The challenge in this LED design was to make it bright enough to be functional but dim enough to be worshipful and not overbearing. The technology of LED lighting strips supplied the flexibility to achieve this added feature.
The metalwork was fabricated by Metal Works Gallery in Orlando using Sketchup designs as the template for fabrication. The structure was a key element in the build process that had to coincide with the design to achieve objectives.
The Glass basin was cast in a custom form by Signature Art Glass Designs in Orlando. The design was chosen to have an organic shape with bubbled texture to capture light reflection and offset the dimensional design of the frame
These elements are now central to the new worship space, Founder’s Hall, connecting this church’s future with the foundations of its past.
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