Some Kind of Wonderful

Chyon, G and Sadar, J 2007, Some Kind of Wonderful, (Creative Work : Design/architecture).


Document type: Creative Work
Collection: Creative Works

Title Some Kind of Wonderful
Author(s) Chyon, G
Sadar, J
Year 2007
Type of work Design/architecture
Outlet Philly (Heart) Design for DesignPhiladelphia, F.U.E.L. Collection,Philadelphia, USA
Dates 12 - 27 April 2007
Medium Glass, paper, fibre optics
Summary "This installation explored innovative ways of utilising optical fibre outside conventional commercial applications.

Typically optical fibre is used to carry information, its use as a design material is a less explored territory. The material aspect of fibre optics and its ability to emit light was exploited to recreate a 'natural', magical experience for the viewer. The work also experimented with the juxtaposition of this high-tech material with humble materials, such as paper baking cups, and the application of traditional handcrafted techniques in its construction. The optical fibres were woven by hand in a very traditional craft technique to create a trio of nets each holding a glass fish bowl suspended like oversized raindrops from a cloud. The clouds were made from 30,000 baking cups glued together by hand. LEDs from the knots of the optical net appeared like stars in a clear night sky; fish swam in luminous raindrops falling from the clouds.

Installed at the FUEL Collection (Fostering Undergraduate Exposure on Location) Philadelphia, following a preview at 'Design Within Reach', Philadelphia, during DesignPhiladelphia 2007, where 500 designers were showcased, the work was subsequently installed at the Euroluce Centre, Melbourne, as part of the 2007 State of Design Festival. Featured in numerous design website magazines."
Subject Industrial Design
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