Avalon Reception Desk

AvalonBay was presented with the backlightIMAGES™ process by the architect as an option for their unique illuminated reception desk at their community in Ballard, Washington.  After the graphics were submitted, surfaceLAB™ created the desk and backlightIMAGES™ feature almost entirely out of brown and translucent Corian. The internally illuminated desk had another purpose; it was designed with an LED lighting system, allowing the desk to also serve as a lobby feature when not in use by being illuminated 24 hours per day for ten years without maintenance.


AvalonBay Communities, Ballard, WA



General Contractor



Residential + Multifamily

Service + Process

  • backlightIMAGES™

  • illuminatedFEATURES™

  • Design Support

  • Fabrication