image: masato kawano (nacasa & partners inc.)

furin is an interactive lighting installation by takram design and engineering. the installation was created for okamura design space r and built with lights arranged on a grid of equilateral triangles. each of the 280 lights is a glass wind chime and hung from a different height to create an undulating wave of light. the chimes light up and make a chime noise as users walk underneath. the effect is much like a firefly and each chime sound is a different tone, high for those lights hung high and low for those at the lower level. as users walk around their movement and direction affects the sound and enables them to play the space like an instrument.

 

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designboom featured this project in march 2009, but we thought it deserved revisiting in our new larger format

 

takram: furin image: masato kawano (nacasa & partners inc.)

takram: furin image: masato kawano (nacasa & partners inc.)

takram: furin image: masato kawano (nacasa & partners inc.)

takram: furin image: masato kawano (nacasa & partners inc.)

takram: furin image: masato kawano (nacasa & partners inc.)