Evolumination was the result of our collaboration with Aalto Arts. The collective, Kollegi, exhibited at Dutch Design Week 2023, Microlab Hall.
Welcoming visitors to MicroLab Hall, a large light installation of unique pendant lights. To enter, one gets to walk under it and explore how the shape of lamps relates to the habitat they live in. Together, the lights create an immersive, playful, and visually captivating experience for viewers, enhanced by the colorful dot patterns they cast on the floor. The exhibit reveals itself through exploration, and is open for different interpretations.
Form follows habitat
Each corner of the space represents a habitat, with specific conditions. For instance, you can think one corner depicting an arid, desert spot, while another represents a lush grove. Thus, the living conditions in each spot in the space are different, resulting in a unique shape for the lamp there. The lamps in the spaces between the corners blend the characteristics of adjacent environments. For the audience this manifests in a gradient field of change among the population, allowing an exploration and exciting revelations of causality, leaving space to playful, creative imagination.
Diversity in nature and in products
Our installation celebrates the habitats and their effect on biodiversity, fostering a sense of stewardship towards our planet -when habitats are lost, diversity is dramatically reduced. From a computational design point of view, with the installation, we explicate a solution space in a tangible example of 144 unique lamps. The exhibit presents how generative design and digital manufacturing enables unique products, were they individual instances or collections of those.
BorgMarkkula designed, developed and delivered this generative light installation as part of the collective, Kollegi.
More info can be found in the project site Kollegi.net