Award-winning 'Breath of Light' installation at Downtown Design 2018

Downtown Design

Award-winning 'Breath of Light' installation at Downtown Design 2018

Among the highlights at this year’s Downtown Design fair, will be the Breath of Light interactive installation by Czech lighting manufacturer Preciosa.

Every year, Downtown Design unveils spectacular designs at its custom-built venue on the d3 waterfront.

Breath of Light wowed audiences earlier this year in April at Salone del Mobile in Milan. It recently won the Red Dot: Best of the Best 2018 for its cutting-edge technologies and sensory features; beating more than 8,600 entries from 45 countries.

The installation, which looks like a cloud of bubbles, comprises hundreds of opaque and translucent orbs that emit or reflect light.  Visitors can interact with the installation by walking in between and around the orbs, which brighten and dim; the light and music can be further manipulated by blowing into the glass orbs. 

Designed to make an audience literally catch its breath, Breath of Life is the vision of Preciosa’s creative directors Michael Vasku and Andreas King. “The whole animation and movement of light is calculated in real time, meaning every time you blow into it the computer finds its own path for the installation,” Michael Vasku says. “No breath is ever the same and it never gets boring. Its all about the human interaction.”

Dynamic and playful, Breath of Light reveals a contemporary side to Preciosa. “Breath of Light is one of the most intriguing designs Preciosa has created. It demonstrates that with design and technical ingenuity it is possible to transform the properties of chandeliers into playful installations,” says Michael Vasku.  

Based in the Czech Republic, Preciosa Lighting combines Bohemian crystal and glass tradition with state-of-the-art technologies. Preciosa prides itself on providing impressive lighting solutions based on craftsmanship, the latest technologies, first class services and over 65 years of experience passed down from generation to generation.  

As the commercial cornerstone of Dubai Design Week, Downtown Design is dedicated to providing a dynamic environment for architects and interior designers to network and interact easily and efficiently with local as well as international brands.

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