Shylights: Spellbinding Kinetic Lights That Bloom like Flowers

Certain types of flowers close at night, for self-defense and to conserve their resources. This highly evolved natural mechanism is called nyctinasty, and inspired Studio Drift to create Shylight, a light sculpture that unfolds and retreats in a fascinating choreography mirroring that of real flowers.

Made by: Lonneke Gordijn, Ralph Nauta and Jozeph Hendricks.
Materials: Aluminium, polished stainless steel, silk, LED’s, robotics.


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