Flexible carbon stems
The goal was to make a work of art that sustains a real time relationship with the office-area in real-time. The design is inspired by the movement of the long rushes on the water surface, graciously swinging in the wind. Swinging Lights  consists of a series of flexible hollow carbon tubes with a height of 6 meters. The diameter is kept as minimal as possible to ensure an elegant non-stop waving-motion. On the top of the stalk a computer driven LED light is fixed, capable of changing its light intensity as to negotiate between the A12 highway and the local industrial buildings at the other side of the pond.
Design team: Ilona Lénárd, Kas Oosterhuis, Chris Kievid, Cas Aalbers | winning competition design commissioned by City of Rheden | 2003