Asobi light installation

Click to enlarge
Yasutoki Kariya's Asobi installation.

Yasutoki Kariya’s Asobi installation.

An installation designed by Musashino Art University student, Yasutoki Kariya, sees the transference of light along a series of delicate bulbs. The design reinterpret’s Newton’s Cradle (swinging steel spheres tapped along by gravity) as eleven motion-controlled bulbs passing light from one to the next in a gentle swaying movement. The effect is both mesmerising and beautiful.

Entitled ‘Asobi’, the installation was nominated for the 2012 Mitsubishi Chemical’s Junior Designer Award, recognising creativity in the graduating class of design students in Japan.


More objects

If the shoe fits

If the shoe fits

Read about New Zealand shoe designer Kate Revie who uses her architectural training to design state-of-the-art footwear.
Life imitates art

Life imitates art

Marina Abramovic, Daniel Libeskind and Patrizia Moroso have collaborated to create these concrete table-and-chair sets.
Singing in the rain

Singing in the rain

The Stay-Brella functions as an umbrella does but, cleverly, has a footed handle that makes it able to stand on its own.

Most read

The big easy

The big easy

A contemporary, clean-lined home in Cape Town, South Africa, embraces its site with ease.
Heart of glass

Heart of glass

An impressive new build responds to the rugged topography of West Vancouver, Canada.