loop.ph constructs sonumbra parasols made from strands of light
 
loop.ph constructs sonumbra parasols made from strands of light loop.ph constructs sonumbra parasols made from strands of light
sep 17, 2009

loop.ph constructs sonumbra parasols made from strands of light

loop.ph constructs sonumbra parasols made from strands of light all images courtesy of loop.ph

 

 

 

as part of the ‘in praise of shadows’ exhibition at the V&A, loop.ph will be exhibiting sonumbra inside the jones gallery. sonumbra is an experimental body of work which explores how alternative sources of energy and low cost lighting can be crafted to provide light and shade for a community of people. parasols constructed from strands of lights laced together, have the potential to offer shelter from the sun by day and provide light for a local community at night through energy which¬† has been collected from solar cells that have been embedded within its canopy. the use of the low cost, flexible, organic solar cells is a collaboration with riso DTU,¬† the national laboratory for sustainable energy in denmark. the installation runs during london design week from september 19th to september 27th.

the parasol-like form hanging down from the ceiling

the web-like structure

sonumbra illuminated

display of the architectural textile’s flexibility

the form behaves like a fabric and can be draped, bent and folded

organic solar cells are embedded within the web in order to generate energy

crafting the delicate structure

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