Cool Hunting Rough Cut: Falling Light
Troika's dripping lights at Design Miami
The Cool Hunting Rough Cut here will give you a little glimpse of the piece (as well as a preview of our coverage of the fairs), which creates the mind-bending effect of light droplets dripping from the ceiling onto the floor. The installation is composed of 50 seperate mechanical devices with custom cut Swarovski crystal optical lenses, a computer controlled motor and a white LED light. The LED moves away from the crystal lens, which acts as a prism, and the resulting diffraction gives the light droplets a flowing life.
Created in response to poet John Keats' commentary on Sir Isaac Newton's experiments with rainbows, the light experience, combined with the hum of the motors, provides a multi sensory experience and enforces, "Troika's agenda that science does not destroy, but rather discovers poetry in the patterns of nature."