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’
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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
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the bar is an illuminated oasis situated amongst the hustle and bustle within
hall A of the fairgrounds. entitled ‘dimensions’, lervik’s light installation,
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
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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

detail of the installation in pink
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the heads are arranged on poles arranged in 12 rows x 12 rows forming a cube-like structure
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transitioning from orange to blue
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‘dimensions’ in its basic white form
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detail of the alternating male and female heads
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    dbkii says:

    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

    frank says:
  • oh my god!!!

    patricia de miranda says:

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