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BOTOXLAMP - A custom lighting object designed for lighting manufacturer Zumtobel to be presented at the DMY Berlin design fair in Tempelhof airport, BotoxLamp is sensitive to ambient shadow levels and human presence.  Completed in collaboration with SAQ Architects, BotoxLamp is the second phase of the BotoxTrilogy, a cycle studying the transformation of flat surfaces to complex geometries and the resulting interactive potentials of their multi-layered facets. Composed of a single, contained unit, the over-sized lamp is folded from plasma-cut Aluminum sheets, inside a networked series of LEDs are distributed throughout its facets. A coded micro-controller links a series of light and distance sensors which orchestrate the lighting states. Reading its surroundings through sensors, BotoxLamp fluctuates between states of alert presence and rambling unconsciousness, comparable to rumbling thunder and flashes of lightning in the distance.

Client:  Zumtobel

Collaborators:  SAQ Architects

Date:  Summer 2011

Location:  DMY Berlin, Germany

Photography:  Matthias Weingaertner

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