Itsu Stansted

A striking visual enclosure which wraps around the Itsu kiosk in Stansted Airport.

London, UK – 2015


Client: Itsu
Location: Stansted Airport, London, UK
Design & Concept: Cinimod Studio
Main Contractor: GS Contracts 
Metalwork & Wall - Engineering, Fabrication & Installation: Litestructures & Brilliant Stages
Polycarbonate Fabrication & Installation: Zone Creations
Light Panel Fabrication: Polyscale
Signage Manufacture: Vision Visual Signage Solutions
Bespoke Electronics: White Wing Logic & Electroparts


Inspired by the themes of butterflies and light, Cinimod Studio designed an array of illuminated LED panels that encompass the location in an organic flowing surface of colour and form.

The array of 643 light panels were custom designed by Cinimod, with each containing a laminated build-up of white LEDs, a diffuser, dichroic film and masks of different species of butterfly. Together they create a mesmerising shimmer of colour that changes from yellow to pink as one moves around the kiosk.

An almost invisible sculpted layer of polycarbonate wraps in front of the panels creating a smooth finish to touch, yet a layered texture to view that reflects the bustling surrounding airport. The underpinning black aluminium structure itself is inspired by the Japanese Shoji grids and frameworks.

Cinimod Studio often builds long term relationships with clients, and our on-going work with Itsu serves as an example of how strong concepts can be even further developed over time through close collaboration with the client team. Cinimod Studio have delivered a dozen different lighting installations and features for the growing Itsu business, achieving notable results, in both public brand recognition and professional recognition, in the format of multiple top design award wins.



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