Light Symphony is a light designed to visualize moments in the air, amplifying emotions by making the unseen seen.
The lamp captures real time weather data with a sensor stationed outside of the house, and uses movements of light and shadow to represent the everchanging sensorial emotion that natural wind brings.
Lighting and Movements
Wind feels good
How to capture and visualize this sensorial experience?
Inspired by many installation art, I wanted to explore if there’s a way to present artistic expressions through the craft of industrial design.
Left: Beauty, 1993
Right: A description of a reflection or, a pleasant exercise on its qualities, 1995
I created tables of mock-up studies using various materials in attempt to find a lighting effect that gives the quality of wind—unpredictable, calming, and movement.
Inspired by the shape of a French horn, Light Symphony “sings” and celebrates the unseen around us
With a cable tunning through the wall, the lamp connects to a sensor station outside, which detects wind and temperature outside of the house in real time. The data then gets translated and reflects through the speed of rotation and the warmth of light
A screw on component housing holds all internal reflection mechanisms together
UNSEEN card. Letterpress print. 8.5” x 11”.