Snarkitecture, an installation of lollipop-lamps
The design studio Snarkitecture has created an installation composed of lights that look like lollipops inside a gallery in NY.
New York design studio Snarkitecture filled a gallery in Manhattan with 168 spherical white lamps that light up blue when touched. The installation is called Sway and was designed for a gallery at Intersect, a cultural centre in Manhattan’s Meatpacking District run by carmaker Lexus.
The work consists of several rows of white plastic balls hanging from the ceiling and floor. The round lamps are very reminiscent of the shape of lollipops and immerse the visitor in a fairytale environment.
Inside each sphere there are LED lights that change colour while the visitor moves around the exhibition. The light sensor activation uses the same technology that activates the shifting of the screen orientation of a smartphone when the phone is rotated.
Snarkitecture has also won the complex challenge of creating a sensational work in a space of only 140 square meters:
“The idea is essentially to create this immersive feeling, in a relatively small space.”
The exhibition will be open to the public until June 2 at the Intersect at 412 West 14th Street in Manhattan.