Czech luxury lighting firm Preciosa created an interactive installation during Milan Design Week that reacted to to the “effortless act” of breathing, which brought lighting to life.
Comprising of 1,000 crystal bubbles, the room-sized ‘Breath of Light’ installation married the firm’s artisanal approach with technology, by inserting four sensors at various ends of the installation, encouraging visitors to breathe or blow in order to activate the lighting.
Blowing into the sensors prompted a path of light, which in turn activated other chains of light, depending on the exertion of breath. The bulbs included mother of pearl, opaline, and crystal glass, which were irregularly shaped to create a sense of depth and gradient.
The light patterns were accompanied by a curated soundtrack that also reacted to the exhalation, creating a multi-sensory experience.