‘luceste’ – toshiba LED lighting image © designboom

‘luceste’ = luce (light) + celeste (of sky) was an installation created with toshiba LED lighting by japanese architect makoto tanijiri of suppose design office, on display during milan design week 2010.

the installation explored the beauty of light itself. a ceiling-mounted LED installation diffuses lighting through a veil of swirling mist (clouds) to suffuse the exhibition space with a spectrum of growing color. visitors got to experience toshiba’s lighting and are challenged to, . .. perhaps change their preconceived conceptions of LEDs.

visitors engaged in this interactive installation: by whistling clouds moved, by clapping hands the color of light changed.

toshiba and suppose design office at milan design week 2010 visitors were surrounded by gentle light once they entered the space, in which colors continually changed as clouds moved over the ceiling image © designboom

toshiba and suppose design office at milan design week 2010 a view of the ceiling installation image © designboom

toshiba and suppose design office at milan design week 2010 drawing of installation

toshiba and suppose design office at milan design week 2010 drawing of installation

installation credits: creation: makoto tanijiri (architect, suppose design office) technical support: izumi okayasu (lighting designer, izumi okayasu lighting design), shinichi sakamoto (technical adviser, graphica inc), seigen ono (composer/ recording engineer) creative direction: nobuhiro fushiya (toshiba corporation).

toshiba’s brand concept is that of being a ‘corporate citizen of planet earth’, toshiba seeks to create a better environment, and for this reason, they halted production of general purpose incandescent bulbs in march this year.