Lori Zimmer

Orproject's Shimmering Vana LED Installation Grows Like a Tree

by , 01/10/14

green design, eco design, sustainable design, Orproject, LED installation, VANA, INdia Design Forum

Orproject‘s Vana installation consists of four columns that stretch up to the gallery ceiling. The geometric perforations are controlled by a tensile system that bends and compresses the panels to create movement. “Seedpoints” in the installation slowly grow and branch toward a set of target points throughout the structure.  As the seed points stretch they expose the LEDs, mimicking the process where leaves grow to reach the sun.

The piece’s triangular segments are stitched together in a perforated structure that allows for subtle movement. As the pieces move further apart, the glowing effect from the projected LED lights illuminates the structure. As they move together, they take on a more opaque look.

green design, eco design, sustainable design, Orproject, LED installation, VANA, INdia Design Forum

As surface tension moves and contorts the installation, Vana appears to grow into a continuous canopy that stretches across the gallery’s ceiling. The resulting piece is magical and ephemeral, merging architecture with simulated nature while enticing visitors with its glowing brilliance.

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