CRYSTAL are hundreds of crystals of light which brighten when you touch them. People can play and share their stories of light. Artist Daan Roosegaarde calls them “Lego from Mars”. The name refers not only to its futuristic design, but also to its endless potential to play. CRYSTAL has been previously exhibited in Amsterdam, Paris, Moscow and is now permanent in Eindhoven NL.
Each Crystal contains LEDs that are wirelessly charged via a magnetic floor. Once visitors start adding, moving or sharing Crystals, the basic breathing of the Crystals changes. The lighting behavior of crystals moves from ‘excited’ to ‘bored’, keeping visitors curious.
The coming years different Crystal shapes and colours will be developed together with high-tech companies and cultural organisations. CRYSTAL keeps on growing.
FLOW by architect and artist Daan Roosegaarde is a smart wall composed of hundreds of ventilators that interact with visitors at the Muziekgebouw aan ‘t IJ in Amsterdam. Visitors trigger an illusive landscape of transparent fields and artificial wind.
This project was awarded the Dutch Design Award in the category of Best Autonomous Spatial Design. FLOW is part of the 21c Museum Art Collection USA.
CRYSTAL, BOO and FLOW
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