furin wind chimes installation


Furin Wind Chimes was an interactive installation for Okamura Design Space R, developed by Toyo Ito and Takram Design Engineering. The installation closed in August 2008. Lovely, yes?

From designboom:
"On a grid of equilateral triangles, 280 glass wind chimes were hung from the ceiling at varying heights to represent the undulation of a wave. As you walk
underneath the wind chime, not only does it ring, but its LED also alights like a firefly. Wind chimes nearer to the ceiling ring in higher tones, and those hung lower in lower tones together offering 10 degrees of tonal expression.

Additionally, the wind chimes are networked together, so that the sound and light spreads to adjacent wind chimes like ripples in the water. This network system was based on the idea of 'behavior' we observe among certain animals in nature that form groups."

via designboom

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