We love LDF. It is the perfect time to get creative with our products and let them tell their story in the most beautiful, spectacular and unexpected way.
Last year, we’ve brought the Plumen Glowing Oak, a magical and otherworldly installation showcasing the Plumen 002 as an ornament to a real oak tree – an invitation to rethink the ways in which we can share and enjoy everyday objects.
For London Design Festival 2015 edition, we’ve joined forces with the talented Design Engineer from Studio Ini, Nassia Inglessis. In another attempt to blur the boundaries between Art, Science, Design and Technology, she’s created a remarkable installation at Somerset House.
And what a show stopper! To celebrate the launch of our first dimmable Plumen 002 LED bulb, Nassia has created this amazing, man-made interactive piece called ‘SPINE’, drawing a parallel between our own physiology and the technological environment in which we live.
The installation comprises two astonishing structures using over a 132 dimmable 002 LED bulbs in a representation of vertebrae of the human spine. The two ‘spines’ descend dramatically along the full height of the Stamp Staircase of Somerset House, making the journey through the incredible building just a little bit more magical.
Nassia illustrates how electricity carries and translates human intent into action both around us and within us. The installation sees the Plumen 002 LEDs mimic the movements of the vertebrae as they respond to the movements of visitors in and around the installation. In this interactive experience we invite the visitor to discover a new way of perceiving electricity and its consumption.
SPINE will be on display during the whole of London Design Festival and beyond so make sure to pop in to catch a glimpse of the display and experience the ‘synapses’ in action!
SPINE is brought to you by Studio Ini powered by Plumen, with thanks to Henry Flitton and Marcel Helmer.
SPINE @ SOMERSET HOUSE
Strand, London WC2R 1LA
Stamp Stair, South Wing
Monday 21 – Wednesday 23: 10.00-18.00
Thursday 24 – Saturday 26: 10.00-21.00
Sunday 26: 10.00-18.00
Photography: © Luke Walker