Light Symphony for Sobranie

Light Symphony is a large interactive artwork commissioned by Sobranie London.

Moscow, Russia – 2010


Client: Sobranie London, Moscow
Location: Moscow, Russia
Overall Design, including Lighting, Mechanical and Interaction Design: Cinimod Studio
Creative Agency: The Brand Union
Electrical Design: White Wing Logic (London)
On-Site Production Team and Coordination: Zeppelin Productions (Moscow)
Audio Content: North v South / Cinimod Studio
Lighting Suppliers: Architainment, Philips, Mike Stoane Lighting, Pharos


Suspended in the central atrium space of The European, the most prestigious shopping centre in Moscow, Russia. While traditional chandeliers are static objects, the Light Symphony is designed to engage with the public and become an active and animated element within the space. It is comprised of 240 light tubes suspended in space to create a falling volume of red, gold and white light. The overall height is 15 metres, and the scale of the piece feels both natural and appropriate to the cavernous atrium where it is located.

The real magic comes from when members of the public become the ‘conductors’ of the Light Symphony. Standing at a special plinth that is reminiscent of an artist’s easel, the user can orchestrate complex colour movements throughout the Light Symphony by using his hands and arms across a highly innovative LED touch panel. The response is immediate, and the effect clear, fluid and rewarding.

Light Symphony was produced in the UK and installed with the assistance of a local production company. All elements were designed and fabricated bespoke for the project, and a 4-strong Cinimod team were on site for 10 days.

Cinimod Studio’s approach to the project serves as another example of the design teams ambition to deliver projects of beauty and innovative design where the focus on in which the highly complex and technical electronics and control systems are presented in a highly intuitive and natural manner.



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