We designed the "water balloon" site installation for the "Eco & Art Award 2014"exhibition held at the Konica Minolta Plaza Gallery and presented by Konica Minolta as a socio-cultural corporate initiative.
"water balloon" is the product of a collaboration with a glass artist and each light bulb is made by hand using glass recycled from fluorescent lamps. As a result, no two water balloons have the same shape. Moreover, the bubbles inside each unique shape help produce a distinctive ethereal light.
By bringing visitors to bathe in light emanating from the 36 "water balloons" suspended throughout the entire space, which appear to breathe in and out with each pulsation, we strived to create a space where they can catch a glimmer of a new natural environment.
Principle use: EXHIBITION SITE
Credit: Manufacture: garasukikakusya / Sound program : LUFTZUG / Lightings: maxray / Graphic : TAKAIYAMA
Building site: KONICA MINOLTA PLAZA
Total floor area: 53.19m2
Design period: 2014.01-2014.03
Construction period: 2014.03.06-07
Photo: Masaki Ogawa