Starlings, London 2015
We were approached by leading architects Gensler to design the feature lighting installation for the atrium of the prestigious 103 Wigmore Street, just off Bond Street in Central London.
The brief was simple: to find a beauty in a corporate environment.
A murmuration of Starlings is a beautiful example of how individuals can appear to be one. It is its beautiful sense of harmony and togetherness which carries so much charm and elegance. It is a large organic entity which is constantly moving and evolving. Rather like a large company!
The whole installation was created using very thin metal disks, where each disk was fitted by hand in its own specific place. The distribution of the disks allows the installation to appear to move as you pass by. It is a subtle visual trick which is designed to emulate the beautiful movement of starlings.
The screen-printed stainless steel disks are so thin they never collect dust, so the whole installation requires minimal maintenance.
Photo credit: Tobias Andrew