glow grow

Designed by: TAKT PROJECT
For client: Self-driven Research Projects Floor area: 230.00 M² Year of completion: 2019
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Public Score
3.53
3.11 Function
3.78 Innovation
3.71 Creativity
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© Takumi Ota

Entire view of the exhibition.

About the Project

It is a design of a process, a function that generates new functions, rather than a design of a completed form. The light hardened resin solidified with light emitted by programmed LED, with the LED itself continuously changing its glow. The resin growing like ice pillars or a limestone cave shows various expressions by the lighting, and grows into a new shape from the emitted light. It is not an imitation of nature, but a process of artificial and natural integration that incorporates the principle of nature into artificial operation. The existence connects contrasting matters such as natural and artificial, autonomy and control, incomplete and complete. The installation creates a new environment that is neither natural nor artificial.

What’s unique about it

“Uniformity” is generally thought to be an important part of industrial products. Within such a framework, the design process usually requires to consider how to design valuable products. However, this installation has been designed to create a different possibility by throwing doubt at such framework of majority. LED is associated as one of the most familiar industrial products in our industrialized life. LED is manufactured by molding light emitting elements of a semiconductor with resin to glow evenly, and this same LED is repeatedly used in various products. Therefore, the uniform existence of LED can be sensed within a number of different products.

These industrial products provide reasonable and stable product functions to a large number of people equally. On the other hand, they in fact separate our life from nature and create a gap between human and nature. Originally, however, we coexist with nature, and the nature exists in various ways as its relationships with human vary. The “glow grow” manifests such problematic consciousness and redefines the relation between industrial products and human. It unfolds a design proposal that presents a possibility to solve the problem and opportunity for a paradigm shift in manufacturing methods in the space of Ventura Centrale.

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Experimental sample: The light-hardened resins were dropped onto LEDs and solidify as LEDs programmed light glows.

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Experimental sample: The light-hardened resins were dropped onto LEDs and solidify as LEDs programmed light glows.

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The LEDs are in growth as icicles during the Milan Design Week.

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Visitors encounter the potential of the new space that couldn’t have been created if by nature or human intentions alone.

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Visitors encounter the potential of the new space that couldn’t have been created if by nature or human intentions alone.

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The light hardens resin that drips directly onto the 800 LEDs. The LEDs in turn grow like icicles.

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The light hardens resin that drips directly onto the LED. The LED in turn grow like icicles.

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Approximately 800 LEDs are all individually programmed. The growth of the LEDs is controlled by the difference of light.

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Entire view of the exhibition. This installation expresses the possibility of a new space that cannot be created by nature alone or by human intentions.

Credits:
TAKT PROJECT


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