Crystal-covered strands in London designer Elaine Yan Ling Ng’s Design and style Miami/Basel installation respond to movement nearby by curling and twisting, as shown in this film filmed by Dezeen (+ film).
Ng developed the Sundew installation for her commission as one particular of the 2015 Designers of the Potential Award winners, which was presented at the Layout Miami/Basel fair last month.
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Filmed at the occasion, the film demonstrates how the tendrils of the three jellyfish-shaped pieces rise and twist all around their central poles.
The changes in form are designed to mimic movements of a tiny carnivorous plant as it pulls its tentacles over an insect.
Strands of a non-woven textile fused with Swarovski Crystal Material react to movement, twisting on their vertical poles into tighter coils.
Each of the coloured designs contorts in a somewhat different way in response to motion detected by hidden sensors.
Ng was one of three recipients of the 2015 Designers of the Long term Award, along with Spanish designer Tomás Alonso and London-primarily based Studio Swine.
The designers were challenged to use crystals from Swarovski – the award’s sponsor – in a distinctive way.
Studio Swine created a assortment of equipment for exploring a fictional crystal planet, while Alonso produced objects primarily based on the 47-degree cutting angle utilised to optimise the reflection and refraction of light within crystal.
Design and style Miami/Basel took spot from sixteen to 21 June 2015.