The Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC) is a UK government-funded organisation responsible for coordinating and supporting research activities in the fields of science and technology. It is one of the seven research councils that make up UK Research and Innovation (UKRI), a government agency that funds and supports research and innovation in various disciplines.
STFC’s primary focus areas include astronomy, particle physics, nuclear physics, and space science. The council operates a number of research facilities, laboratories, and observatories, which are used by scientists from universities and research institutions both in the UK and internationally. These facilities enable cutting-edge research, technological development, and innovation in various scientific fields.
The Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC) recognised the necessity for custom-made boxes to house their essential protective eyewear due to the unique requirements of their operations. With safety being of paramount importance, STFC needed specialised boxes that could securely hold a specific quantity of goggles, safeguarding them from potential damage and ensuring accessibility when needed.
The Design & Final Outcome
The design and specifications of the display case were initially discussed with the client and the Luminati sales team. Acrylic was chosen as the primary material due to its remarkable properties, particularly its clear composition, which was perfect for the front of the google display box. Clear acrylic’s exceptional transparency ensured visibility, allowing for quick identification of the goggles stored within each box. The STFC also wanted the body of the case to be in two different pastel colours as they were being used for different requirements, acrylic was also used in this as cast acrylic has a varied range of colours. Moreover, its durability and resistance to impact were vital for protecting the eyewear from potential damage, a key consideration in a research environment. The boxes also featured clear shelves organised into six levels, providing ample storage for the goggles. The addition of an acrylic slot on the front of each level allowed for the insertion of labels, facilitating easy categorisation and identification of the eyewear. Safety was a paramount concern, and to address it, each box was equipped with a rim lock. This lock feature ensured that the contents remained secure and inaccessible to unauthorised personnel.
The combination of practicality, functionality, and safety in the creation of these custom display boxes that seamlessly integrated with STFC’s operations.
Our dedicated design team then created a detailed mock-up drawing of the required google box display case to show the client exactly what the case would look like. These mock-ups were then presented to the client at the Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC) to ensure that the design aligned perfectly with their requirements before placing them into production.