The LightFrame system, suitable for interior and exterior applications, provides a complete lighting and acoustical solution using the company's wrinkle-free architectural fabrics that achieve, according to the manufacturer, light-transmission rates of more than 90 percent. The system's lightweight supporting structure is easy to assemble by hand. Locking screws bring the edges of adjacent frames tightly together for the necessary prestress. A half-elliptical profile minimizes shadows even when there is background lighting. The fabric can be combined with a translucent or opaque ETFE film for the required photometric and acoustic properties. sefar.com
Elizabeth Donoff is Editor-in-Chief of Architectural Lighting. She joined the editorial team in 2003 and has become a leading voice in the lighting community speaking at industry events such as Lightfair and the International Association of Lighting Designers Annual Enlighten Conference, and has twice served as a judge for the Illuminating Engineering Society New York City Section’s (IESNYC) Lumen Award program. In 2009 she received the Brilliance Award from the IESNYC for dedicated service and contribution to the New York City lighting community.
Prior to her entry into design journalism she worked in New York City architectural offices including FXFowle where she was part of the project teams for the Reuters Building at Three Times Square and the New York Times Headquarters. She is a graduate of Bates College in Lewiston, Me., and earned her Master of Architecture degree from the School of Architecture at Washington University in St. Louis.