Shade / 2005

Inspired by an afternoon spent reading under a group of trees. This lighting concept is composed of variously sized panels suspended from the wall or ceiling similarly to a Calder mobile. The lightweight panels move with air currents, redistributing and changing the character of the light much like the leaves of those trees. I imagine this idea working in many scales. An intimate restaurant where the light shifts slowly, a club where the energy of the patrons directly influences their environment, or a large public space. Eventually I imagine OLED technology to provide the opportunity for a more dynamic experience through the addition of colorfully lit panels, which opens the door to images and video on the dynamic, undulating surfaces.

Material / Aluminum, Steel
Dimensions / Variable
Design / Matthew Bradshaw