BUTTERFLY IN FLIGHT

A THREE-DIMENSIONAL SCULPTURE FOR THE ITSU FOOD OUTLET AT HEATHROW TERMINAL 5.

LONDON, UK – 2010

Butterfly In Flight was a product of the studio’s ongoing research which explores the idea of design in four dimensions.

 

The key components of the installation were the aluminium supporting structure, the light emitting polycarbonate wings, and the custom lighting system. The structure consisted of a modular construction that, when assembled, formed a three-dimensionally curving tube, thus forming the twisting spike onto which the illuminated wings were fixed.

A high density LED strip was inlaid within each wing, emitting light through the clear polycarbonate with a dichroic coating to one side. Individual control meant a series of programs, that varied throughout the day, animated the lighting to articulate the dynamic motion instilled within the design. The overall result was that the wings appeared to have a crystalline and delicate appearance, with an iridescent colour that shifted as one depending on the viewers’ vantage point.

ITSU

CLIENT

Itsu

DESIGN & CONCEPT

Cinimod Studio​

ALUMINIUM FABRICATION & TESTING

Litestructures

WING & SIGNAGE MANUFACTURE

Vision Visual Signage Solutions

BESPOKE ELECTRONICS

White Wing Logic​

MAIN CONTRACTOR

GS Contracts

CLIENT

Itsu

DESIGN & CONCEPT

Cinimod Studio​

ALUMINIUM FABRICATION & TESTING

Litestructures

WING & SIGNAGE MANUFACTURE

Vision Visual Signage Solutions

BESPOKE ELECTRONICS

White Wing Logic​

MAIN CONTRACTOR

GS Contracts