Orproject just unveiled a beautiful LED installation in New Delhi, India that mimics the growth of trees. Vana is made from geometric patterned pieces that open and close to simulate the growing process. When the pieces open, move and close, the glow from the LEDs shines through, creating a dazzling forest of light.
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.
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.