Danish design studio Kollision designed Light Spots to “interact with each other, creating new social spaces and new forms of playful interaction between citizens."Loosely translated, this means the Light Spots appear to function firstly as seats; before revealing themselves as lights that react to touch, and can be ‘aimed’ at each other to create new lighting displays for those in the area.
It’s pretty much the perfect item for music festivals, providing some much-needed rest for tired, be-wellied feet, and fun low-key entertainment for weary eyes. So it’s no surprise that the Light Spots’ recent debut, at the Northside Festival in Aarhus, Denmark , was a hit with the festival-goers.
Music festivals are becoming a real focal point for all sorts of lighting innovations, not just on the stage but also in the ‘exploration’ areas, tucked away from the bands. It’s just something about the way in which everybody comes together to have fun and celebrate art, often in a micro-universe also reliant upon sustainable solutions, that seems to inspire lighting designers.
We especially like Stereo.Bot’s #LIGHTWEAVER, a combination of architecture, lighting and multimedia, which appeared at this year’s Coachella Festival.
Or, sticking with the Coachella theme, how about these cuboids by artist Philip K Smith III?