All posts tagged: light

Echelman’s Woven Sculptures Around The World

“The spaces I want to be in are nurturing and soft and saturated with color. Our cities don’t have enough of that, and as humans we need it.” An American artist based in Brooklyn, Massachusetts, Janet Echelman – has been sculpting with engineered fibre fifteen times stronger than steel at the scale of buildings and city blocks since 1996. Echelman’s art transforms with wind and light, and shifts from being “an object you look at, into an experience you can get lost in.” After her ten years of painting career ended, she decided to do giant sculpture with fishnet. Her first collaboration was with fishermen in Mahabalipuram, India – built a jellyfish-like self-portrait out of fishnet, called “The Wide Hips.”   The next collaboration, together with fishermen again, they tied a million and a half knots, and installed it in Madrid, Spain – and noticed by thousands which lead her way to her first permanent sculpture, “She Changes” in Porto, Portugal and then around the world. Using unlikely materials from atomized water particles to engineered fiber …

Dropkick To Cross – Melbourne, Australia

ODO (One Design Office) is a multidisciplinary design practised based in Melbourne, Australia. Together with Greenpoint Media, they presented “Dropkick” – a handsfree pedestrian crossing button with light indicator, placed at the certain height where people can push it with their feet. This handsfree button created in order to to reduce the transmission of germs during the world pandemic. At night the dropkick’s light also serves as a visual safety indicator to motorists The low position of dropkick button can be fitted with the current crossing button:… The PB/5 (Pedestrian Button), originally designed by Australian industrial designer David Wood from Nielsen Design shaped like a pill. The Audio-Tactile Pedestrian Detector” (ATPD), is a successful Australian design that has been populating towns and cities across Australia since 1984 and exported to international countries. The button, commissioned by the then NSW Department of Main Roads, addressed pedestrians’ safety at traffic light crossings and, most notably, the growing concerns for the safety of vision and hearing-impaired pedestrians. For more information about ODO, Greenpoint Media, and Nielsen Design:… ODO: Website http://www.odo.co – Instagram …