Vancouver 2016, IDS West Interior Design Show – Vancouver Convention Centre
Project designed by Tangible Interaction Design, Vancouver
Selected project at IDS West, Vancouver
Tangible Interaction team:
Alex Beim, Founder/Creative Director
Andrea Buttarini, Lead Designer
Brendan Matkin, R&D
SWARM BEHAVIOUR, or swarming, is a collective behaviour exhibited by many entities, particularly animals, in which the individuals move en masse together without any central coordination. The aim of our project is to design a modular light system that follows the same principles to create beautiful complexity out of simple behaviours. By aggregating single elements, it is possible to achieve stunning lighting patterns, all the while allowing users to experience different relationships with light.
Halo swarm is an expandable hanging modular SYSTEM for private residences, lobbies of hotels, restaurants or other public spaces. The system can be as small as one panel or as large as desired. When an additional panel is attached, the system automatically recognizes its presence and grows the lighting pattern.