as part of the interni think tank program, italian architect luca trazzi is presenting ‘T-garden’
at milan design week 2010. the project has been done in collaboration with cross point,
manufacturers of LED-technology light fittings and interfaces, and eurojersey,
who conceived and patented sensitive® fabrics, a system of eco-responsible
and high-performance fabrics.
the concept behind the project is the garden, historically a place of aesthetic materials and plants,
conveying the emotion of natural beauty. located within the courtyard of the università degli studi
di milano which dates back to 1469, ‘T-garden’ is a technological garden of luminous flowers
with shooting colors, wires and fabrics, creating a ‘garden of light’, through the exploration
of new lighting technologies by cross point.
the ‘flora and fauna’ of trazzi’s modern garden are structures of threadlike metal armors and warm-knit
materials of sensitive® fabrics by eurojersey. when lit, these ‘technological flowers’ create thousands
of colorful matches. these lighting components are applied on an ellipse of metal nets to create a modern
and technological garden. inside, the onlooker can interact and play with the installation components,
by changing their shape and color.
rendering of the installation within the cortile farmacia of the università degli studi di milano
rendering of the luminous flowers
rendering of the technological flowers
rendering of the technological flowers using the knit materials of sensitive® fabrics