Caviar House & Prunier is delighted to unveil their mesmerizing "Emergence" lighting sculpture heralding their arrival to their new location at the heart of the new Heathrow Terminal 2’s International Departures Lounge. The art installation is a result of a close collaboration with London-based design team, Cinimod Studio, who undertook the ambitious brief to create a truly unique and innovative eye-catching landmark.
The lighting sculpture is named "Emergence", and with playful relevance to Caviar House, captures the re-imagined movement of a school of fish moving underwater. It is a sculptural expression of the fascinating light patterns and shimmers that emerge across the collective bodies of fish as they move in harmony within water whilst reflecting the natural sun light. This is physically manifested as a kinetic moment frozen in space and time, and re-animated through cutting-edge interactive digital lighting.
The audacious structure, comprised of LED arcs spiralling thirteen metres up to the ceiling, utilises a transfer of technologies from other industries, borrowing heavily from the engineered carbon fibre composites as found in the newest airplanes. In an expression of sensational form underpinned by exquisite engineering, the sculpture is unique for its form and is a triumph of British design, engineering and production.
Concept, Design & Production: Cinimod Studio
Client: Caviar House & Prunier
Structural Engineering: Tall Engineers
Electrical Engineering: White Wing Logic
Carbon Fibre Production: Polar Manufacturing
Main Contractor: Powells Group
Caviar House Architect: Design Square
Overall Height: 13 meters
Maximum Width: 8 meters
Diameter of main mast: 15 cm
Weight: 1.5 tons
Number of LEDs: 350,000 individually controllable white LEDs
Primary structural material: carbon fibre
The longest Kinetic Lights installation so far
CITROËN celebrates the 5th anniversary of its DS-Models, and in the same time marks the 136th birthday of its founder Andre Citroën while presenting its newest C4 Cactus model, below “The Paper Wave” the longest Kinetic Lights installation ever.
A 65m long array of Kinetic Lights hovered above the car-runway. The installation looks like a delicate wave and is made of thin paper sheets that change colors. The installation is simple and pure, in the same time it is unique in its dimension and layer-like structure.
The idea for the installation comes from CITROËN and agency Lever de Rideau, its effective implementation from WHITEvoid designers and engineers.
Virtual orchestra for the Mendelssohn-Bartholdy Museum Leipzig
The Effektorium is a technically complex, but user friendly, and exceedingly fun installation at the Mendelssohn-Bartholdy Museum in Leipzig.
The museum visitor enters the room to find himself at the conductors stand with digital music notes and an orchestra of 13 speakers in front of him. Each speaker represents a different group of instruments. The visitor is given a conductors´ stick, and the concert may begin. On the repertoire are works of Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy. By browsing the electronic note-pad the visitor freely chooses which work he/she wishes to conduct, and by swinging the conductors stick decides upon the tempo. The visitor can also exclude a certain group of instruments or decide to hear just one instrument solo. In this way one enjoys a very personalized version of Mendelssohn-Bartholdys work.
The idea for the Effektorium originated in the cooperation between Bertron Schwarz Frey Studio and WHITEvoid. WHITEvoid administered the implementation.
The Effektorium is exceptional in its kind, and put the Museum of Medelssohn-Bartholdy among the most elaborate music museums in the world.