We can never get enough nature, especially in these overcrowded cities that we are overpopulating. Nature is a complex concept and a beautiful source of inspiration for man-made structures.
One particular project drew our attention and completely baffled us: Shylights. This wonderful creation was inspired by the beautiful blooming flowers that can close and open in a process resembling human emotions. This natural process called nyctinasty is the plants’ response to light or darkness and it is their preservation and conservation mechanism.
Taking inspiration from this process, Studio Drift created the Shilights. These light fixtures were developed using kinetic power to create the most beautiful effect we have seen in a man-made object.
The Shilights lamp was created using several layers of silk, one of the most flexible and light material. Thanks to this gracious material the pendant lights look like they are dancing and the visual effect is fascinating. It takes you to another world, a dreamy, silky world.
Words are useless so take a look and enjoy the video that will show how much work is behind what seems a simple object.