Interaction of Color and Light
Whether at work or at home, as mood lighting or general illumination, LED (light emitting diode) lighting is becoming routine among architects, designers, and scenographers. On opening night of Interaction of Color and Light, the second event in our ongoing series on light, Ralf Michel and Florian Bachmann from the Zurich ColourLight Center (CLC) at the Zurich University of the Arts (ZHdK) in Switzerland, present two interactive installations, Color-Light-Patterns and Color-Light-Playground, that play with LED lighting and colored surfaces and provide insights into design potential based on their LED-ColourLab and ColourLightLab research projects.
The wall installation will be on view at swissnex San Francisco through January 26, 2010. To visit the installation contact us.
Opening Night Program January 14, 2010:
6.30 pm doors open, refreshments
Ralf Michel studied social sciences and design in Germany. He is the Deputy Head of the Institute of Design & Technology at the Zurich University of the Arts (ZHdK) and a lecturer in the Department of Design. He is a founder and member of the Board of International Research in Design and of the Swiss Design Network, the design research commission of the Swiss Universities of Art and Design. In addition, Michel is the editor of the publication series Schriften zur Gestaltung and the curator of several exhibitions on design. His recent book, Design Research Now, has become a fundamental publication in its field.
Florian Bachmann studied art education at the Zurich University of the Arts (ZHdK). He is a lecturer on art and design at different schools in Zurich and works as a senior researcher at the ColourLight Center (CLC). He specializes in graphic design, layout, screen design, and photo/video documentation and focuses on the dynamic transfer between research and teaching at the CLC. He is also known for his stage design and art installations.
About the Zurich ColourLight Center (CLC)