'furin' wind chimes by toyo ito and takram design engineering 'furin' wind chimes by toyo ito and takram design engineering
mar 22, 2009

'furin' wind chimes by toyo ito and takram design engineering

interactive installation for okamura design space R.

on a grid of equilateral triangles, takram designers hung a total of 280 glass wind chimes from the ceiling at varying heights to represent the undulation of a wave. when you walk underneath the wind chime, not only does it ring, but its LED also alights like a firefly. the wind chimes nearer to the ceiling ring in higher tones, and those hung lower in lower tones together offering 10 degrees of tonal expression. and it feels as though you are walking inside a large interactive instrument. additionally, the wind chimes are networked together, so that the sound and light spreads to adjacent wind chimes like ripples in the water. this network system was based on the idea of ‘behavior’ we observe among certain animals in nature that form groups. the videos were posted on youtube today, the installation itself was on show from 28.07.2008 to 22.08.2008.

okamura design space R takram design engineering

  • Working on so many levels audial visual and sensory this is truly magical…
    I’m guessing this will take us on a journey to another world and…
    looking back, maybe make us appreciate and make reason of the one we are required to live in.

    the big black & white zebra says:
  • you’ll enjoy takram’s new installation of interactive LED bulbs at the exhibition named “Overture” by TOSHIBA, Zona Tortona Design Week 2009.

    momo says:
  • Whoa! This is so amazing that I was in awe when I first saw it. What more if I can see it in my own eyes. It is a wonder to behold.

    Della Medellin says:

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