A glowing wall that gently pulsates and chairs that showcase a spectrum of light and colour form the installation that Japanese designer Tokujin Yoshioka and LG have created in Milan. SF Senses of the Future has won the Milano Design Award 2017 for best installation at Milan design week.
On show at Superstudio Più, the installation Wall of the Sun is made up of different dynamic lighting elements – all showcasing LG’s OLED lighting technologies, which create illumination across an entire surface. The floor area is taken up by 17 glowing chairs, arranged in a large grid. Made from 15-millimetre-thick, dual-sided OLED panels, these chairs display a variety of light and colour effects, ranging from bright waves to colourful stripes.
The aim was for these furniture elements to feel like science fiction. According to LG, they “portray a meditation on the blindingly fast speed of modern-day life”. The second element in the space is entitled Wall of the Sun. It comprises an undulating wall made up of 30,000 individual OLED light modules. The wall gently pulsates, creating flashes of light. The aim was to offer “a unique glimpse of how human-centric lighting can transform space in the near future”.
He described this latest project as “a challenging opportunity to create a work of art that has never been seen before”. “Through this large-scale installation and LG’s advanced technology, I believe that people can rediscover their relationship with the natural world in a more sensual way,” he said.