alexander lervik: light bar at stockholm furniture fair 2011 alexander lervik: light bar at stockholm furniture fair 2011
feb 10, 2011

alexander lervik: light bar at stockholm furniture fair 2011

up close view of the 1728 heads that make up alexaner lervik’s light installation ‘dimensions’ image © designboom

swedish designer alexander lervik is behind the conceptual development of the light bar at this year’s stockholm furniture fair.

detail of the heads changing from blue to red image © designboom

the bar is an illuminated oasis situated amongst the hustle and bustle within hall A of the fairgrounds. entitled ‘dimensions’, lervik’s light installation, originally created for insurance company skandia, consists of 1728 heads – half male, half female – which are meant to symbolize the employees of the company.

full view image © designboom

12 rows x 12 rows of posts, each post containing 12 heads alternating male and female, are arranged to form a cube-like structure. each of the heads are controlled with LED lights that form a three-dimensional screen. the heads constantly change color, from orange to blue to red to pinks and greens, creating a playful and vibrant space ‘good for meetings, reflection and mingling,’ as lervik says.

the lighting technology for the installation has been developed in partnership with stockholm lighting company.

detail of the installation in pink image © designboom

the heads are arranged on poles arranged in 12 rows x 12 rows forming a cube-like structure image © designboom

transitioning from orange to blue image © designboom

multi-colored image © designboom

‘dimensions’ in its basic white form image © designboom

image © designboom

detail of the alternating male and female heads image © designboom

  • “BRILLIANT”

    dbkii says:
  • HORRIBLE

    Maria says:
  • It has been done before at Burningman.

    Mick says:
  • 😐

    ivan says:
  • haha hasn’t everything been done before at burningman? this is an industry where things have to be prototyped and manufactured… not to say uncreative but there is corporate red tape holding back creative forces every step of the way.

    sherry says:
  • Shush. Everything’s been done before.

    c-dub says:
  • the sculpture is 3 years old, just borrowed to the fair.
    watch the movie at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zne4ZLKHxKQ

    frank says:
  • oh my god!!!

    patricia de miranda says:

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