Jade Flow



In collaboration with Chia-Yu Lin &
National Taiwan University Institute of Fisheries Science, Dr. Hong-Nong Chou Lab.
Year: 2015





Jade Flow is an original lighting collection, a fusion of design, art and organism. The idea is to invite creatures of nature to act as co-designers, thus presents an aesthetic from the perspective of life science, merging the behavior of human and natural life forms.


透明璧形燈具中光線流瀉,瑩綠藻類受光源牽引流動,呈現玉質流動的紋理;觀者仿若倚身玉色山水間,凝望煙嵐輕走。Jade Flow 從現代生物學的觀點闡述東方古典美學,在演化萬年後,讓繁茂的人類文明與原始的生物趨性重啟對話。








Focusing on behavioral biology, we make use of  the phototaxis of the algae. It occurs when a whole organism moves towards or away from stimulus of light. Also, with pure green pigments, its flow resembles the texture of jade.


藻類的趨光速度為肉眼可見,具有平面畫作質感的動態流動,又因帶有碧綠色素,當受光牽引而往光源聚集時,便出現水墨、翠玉一般的質感。

By arranging the embossments that channel the phototaxic movement of the algae, the outlines of the mountain and the waterfall lead the algae to compose Chinese landscape paintings.


自東方意涵聯想,將藻的流動與玉器紋理連結、以璧形為器,內刻有山水輪廓;凹凸浮雕與藻類的趨光行為相互影響,引領流向。






MOUNTAIN

Different contours of mountains create a layered-shape background, which leads the algae to crest and form the image of clouds and mists in the mountains.


層疊山巒起伏,藻如薄霧沿稜線緩行,滯留山谷間、消散群峰中。

WATERFALL

Small stone-shaped blocks are placed in the middle of the vessel. The algae get obstructed and guided to both flanks, mimicking the effect of a waterfall.


透明橢圓石子錯落,藻於其間穿梭,化作潑墨川流。









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