April 23, 2017

Interactive light stones

Crystal is a collection of hundreds of crystals of light that brighten when touched. Designer Daan Roosegaarde developed Crystal to enhance the functionality of the floor as a surface, inviting participants to interact with the horizontally placed illuminated objects to communicate their stories at what he calls a digital campfire.

Each salt crystal has embedded LEDs that are wirelessly powered via a black magnetic floor. Once visitors start moving, adding, or sharing the objects, the crystals’ illumination fluctuates in intensity. According to the designer, the lighting behavior of the crystals later transforms from an excited to a resting state, keeping visitors curious and engaged.

Contact: Studio Roosegaarde, Rotterdam, The Netherlands.

For more information, see Transmaterial Next: A Catalog of Materials that Redefine Our Future

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