viktor kölbig: aura plant controlled lighting viktor kölbig: aura plant controlled lighting
aug 06, 2012

viktor kölbig: aura plant controlled lighting

‘aura’ by viktor kölbig

‘aura’ is the newest development by the german based designer viktor kölbig. conceived as an object that can be seen as a modern mixture between nature and technology, a module packed with sophisticated and yet invisible sensors that allows you to use any plant or flower as an interface to control LED lighting.

a brief touch of any part of the plant allows you to turn on the source, changing the colors of the illuminations.

built out of a milled aluminum case and a diffused water-proof scratch proof cover, a programmed micro controller is hidden in a separate small box to control the LED RGB light modules.

roots shined up by the light

top view of the light

any plant can be used

no electronic connection to plant

led module

touch any part to change the light color

touch the plant briefly to turn on and off

haptical experience

aura changes to any color

front view of aura

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