DDW ended on Sunday, 29.10.2023 and Evolumination was packed for shipping to back to Finland. Next exhibition showing it will be announced. Over 30 000 visitors walked under the piece during the ten day DDW, and we had exciting encounters and discussions with so many of you, discussing about diversity, and the often arbitrary definitions we give to concepts. This is one aspect explicated in Evolumination. Happily onwards and upwards!
Evolumination is a large lighting design installation at Dutch Design Week 2023 in Eindhoven, in October 21-28 at MICROLAB Hall at Strijp-S. It presents how the form of a species is affected by habitat and calls for exploration by the visiting audience. DDW’s Evolumination page.
Welcoming you to MICROLAB Hall, is our large light installation of unique pendant lights. To enter, you get to walk under it and explore how the shape of lamps relates to the habitat they live in. Together, the lights create an immersive and visually captivating experience for viewers, enhanced by the playful dot patterns they cast on the floor. The exhibit reveals itself through exploration, and is open for different interpretations.
Form follows habitat
Each corner of the space represents a habitat, with specific conditions. For instance, you can think one corner depicting an arid, desert spot, while another represents a lush grove. Thus, the living conditions in each spot in the space are different, resulting in a unique shape for the lamp there. The lamps in the spaces between the corners blend the characteristics of adjacent environments. For the audience this manifests in a gradient field of change among the population, allowing an exploration and exciting revelations of causality, leaving space to playful, creative imagination.
Diversity in nature and in products
Our installation celebrates the habitats and their effect on biodiversity, fostering a sense of stewardship towards our planet -when habitats are lost, diversity is dramatically reduced. From a computational design point of view, with the installation, we explicate a solution space in a tangible example of 144 unique lamps. The exhibit presents how generative design and digital manufacturing enables unique products, were they individual instances or collections of those.
Kollegi is an international collective of designers and architects residing in Finland but working globally. We are driven by interest to bridge digital and physical with computational design approaches, grounding our approach to a joyful compilation of fresh creativity and solid experience in a variety of design fields.