with a pulley system, jaewoo ahn suspends blown glass & pendulums in a state of equilibrium

with a pulley system, jaewoo ahn suspends blown glass & pendulums in a state of equilibrium

equilibrium by jaewoo ahn

 

Equilibrium by Korean designer Jaewoo Ahn is an exploration into light, form, space, and life using a pulley system. The installation features a spherical glass lighting, crafted by glass artist J Junghoon, and pendulums, combined into a state of equilibrium, driven by gravity and physical forces. To get a better idea of this unique pulley system, let’s reviist some basic physics: When multiple forces act upon an object simultaneously, the state in which the total resultant force is 0 is referred to as the ‘equilibrium of forces’. Read on to understand how Ahn translated this observation into a poetic creation. 

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‘Equilibrium’ is an exploration into light, form, space and life with pulley system
all images courtesy Jaewoo Ahn 

 

 

maintaining equilibrium by exploring light, space, and form

 

Throughout the process of creating Equilibrium, Jaewoon Ahn repeatedly added weight to maintain the equilibrium of the lighting. ‘This process reflects the aspect of our lives wherein we strive to find balance amidst unstable situations,’ writes the designer. The blown glass by J Junghoon (see more here), symbolizes introspection and inner growth, while the light transforms the space by the force applied to the pendulums. The entire structure fully embodies the inherent properties of blown glass.

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the blown glass, crafted by artisan, symbolizes introspection and inner growth

 

with a pulley system, jaewoo ahn suspends blown glass & pendulums in a state of equilibrium
the addition of weight was repeated to maintain the equilibrium of the lighting

 

 

with a pulley system, jaewoo ahn suspends blown glass & pendulums in a state of equilibrium pulley system details

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process of Equilibrium’s blown glass

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process of Equilibrium’s blown glass

 

 

project info:

 

name: Equilibrium
designer: Jaewoo Ahn

 

 

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edited by: lea zeitoun | designboom

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