Preview of Curiosity Cloud by mischer'traxler at London Design Festival 2015 Preview of Curiosity Cloud by mischer'traxler at London Design Festival 2015
Preview of Curiosity Cloud by mischer'traxler at London Design Festival 2015 Preview of Curiosity Cloud by mischer'traxler at London Design Festival 2015
Preview of Curiosity Cloud by mischer'traxler at London Design Festival 2015 Preview of Curiosity Cloud by mischer'traxler at London Design Festival 2015

LDF 2015: Up in the clouds

11 : 09 : 2015 Macrotrend : Inspired By Nature : Whole-system Thinking

London Design Festival 2015 – Viennese studio mischer’traxler’s Curiosity Cloud celebrates nature’s surprising moments with a captivating installation.

  • A collaboration with traditional crystal company Lobmeyr and metal-spinners Wilhelm Seidl
  • The installation will feature at the Victoria and Albert Museum’s Norfolk House Music Room 

The installation comprises 250 hand-blown glass bulbs, each containing a model insect attached to a string and motor. As the viewer approaches, motion sensors trigger the mechanism, causing the insects to ‘come alive’ and emit an intense buzzing noise. 

‘Curiosity Cloud is celebrating a moment in nature, capturing our magical fascination with insects, while creating an engaging atmosphere,’ the designers tell LS:N Global.

The piece is part of Small Discoveries, an ongoing collaboration with Perrier-Jouët, which opened with Ephemera at Design Miami/ 2014. 

The Big Picture: Curiosity Cloud examines the relationship between mankind and the earth, reflecting the trend for Whole-system Thinking. Keep an eye on LS:N Global’s Seed and Shows section for more stand-out exhibitions and installations from London Design Festival 2015 over the coming weeks.

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