Imagine you are in a room of beautiful, Murano glass pendant lamps hanging artfully from the ceiling. What if these lamps responded to human interaction? In teamLab’s series of interactive installations titled “Forest of Resonating Lamps,” glass and LED lamps are designed to emit seasonal colors when people are detected in the space. Inspired by the Kasane no Irome, which are nuances of layered colors created in silk, the interactive installation series depicts seasonal color schemes seen in Japan.
A display that exemplifies the unique, memorable experiences available to be encountered, and to be created.
One Stroke, Snow demonstrates the Kasane no Irome, of ice and dense ice seen during winter. One Stroke, Spring Mountain Fields, reflecting spring in Japan, is illuminated with five Kasane no Irome colors and gradients, consisting of Golden Kerria, Kerria Sprouts, Blue Kerria, Kerria Blossoms, and Peach. There are five total “Forest of Resonating Lamps” installations, and teamLab has created even more complex color and display schemes with the “Forest and Spiral of Resonating Lamps in the Forest” series and other resonating forest installations.
The resonating lamps glow with varying levels of color gradation, combination, and brightness depending on how close a person is to one. When one light begins to glow, it creates a domino effect of other lamps glowing, spreading out to all lamps in the space until the original lamp is the only remaining light source.
In the space, the lamps are arranged purposefully, based on mathematical calculations that factor light trajectory, physical space constraints, guest measurement averages, and lamp spatial positioning. Even though they are meticulously calculated, the lamps’ light trajectory can’t be predicted because of the dynamic quality of the interactive installation. When a person enters the space, the lamp closest gives off a soft, natural glow. As the lamps interact with the resonating light, they brighten with each interaction, until the room is radiant. This can also be affected by multiple people in the space at one time.
teamLab’s interactive installations like “Forest of Resonating Lamps” demonstrate the powerful combination of art, technology, and guest interactivity. Interactive installations like this one create unique, memorable experiences for guests.