Project duration: 2008-2012
2010 | Northern Futures | Winner in the 3D Design Category
2009 | The Lighting Association | Second Place + Philips Award
2009 | Innovation Labs - Next 06 - Get Lost - Aarhus
Stimuli - A dynamic light that animates in both form and colour to mimic the behaviour of the natural world.
The Stimuli light draws inspiration from the response of plant to changes in its environment. Thus the device expresses changes in its immediate surroundings using semantics associated with alterations in colour, movement and shape. The light creates an atmosphere reflective of the subtle changes happening around it.
Using objects to make us more aware of our surroundings is not a new idea. Stimuli 3 plays with the concept of utilizing the semantics of colour, light and shape change, reflecting the dance between the device and its environment. Living light can be experienced and felt in various ways – as brightness and darkness, as concentrated rays or as reflections on a wall – so called "light semantics". - Hannes Wettstein
The movements are controlled by a single motor connected to a gearbox that allows movement on the X, Y and Z-axis pulling or pushing the elements in or out. Precision tuning of the mechanics inside the light has permitted subtle movements and effects to be achieved through the change in shape, casting of shadows and the light allowed to emanate from it.