Tokyo | New “Swell” installation by we+ captures wind and light


Swell“, the latest installation designed by Japanese design studio we+, is a magic which captures wind and light.

We+’s installation depicts the movement of wind and light through nine textile nets which incorporate over 300,000 small rectangular mirrors.
The nine frames to which the textile nets are attached were installed in the Tokyo Midtown courtyard, an urban district in central Tokyo, for the “Tokyo Midtown DESIGN TOUCH 2018” event from October through November 2018.
Carefully positioned on a meadow, the light canvases “capture” even the smallest vibration in the environment, as well as the human presence, creating a dreamlike scenario.





Hokuto Ando & Toshiya Hayashi / we+ (Tokyo). we+ is a contemporary design studio established in 2013 by Toshiya Hayashi and Hokuto Ando. Toshiya graduated from Hitotsubashi University in Tokyo and Hokuto graduated from Central Saint Martins in London.
They develop their experimental approach to products, installations, and graphics, by combining unconventional materials and technology to shift perspectives. Their works are represented by Gallery S. Bensimon in Paris and Spazio Rossana Orlandi in Milan.

Photos courtesy we+

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