io Nature

An interactive installation that uses kinetic real grasses to represent the connected world.
· Interactive Installation    · Nature   

 Previous Back to all works Next 

  Red Dot Design Award Winner
  New York Design Awards Gold Trophy
  New York Design Awards Silver Trophy
  LIGHTFAIR International Best Booth
ioNature is an interactive installation consisting of 1500 sets of real grass and dried grass. When people walk nearby, the grass responds to people by swaying back and forth, forming wave patterns, just like when the wind blows in a nature field. It's an exploration of the question - what will it be like in the future when everything is connected?

Special thanks to the Autodesk Pier 9 Residency Program that made this project possible.

Client:RAB Lighting Inc.

Awards:2017 New York Design Awards - One gold and one silver
 2017 LFI Best Booth Award (900+ sqft)

Exhibitions:Lightfair International 2017, Philadelphia, PA

Dimensions:40 x 60 x 4 ft / 2400 sq ft
 12.2 x 18.2 x 1.2 m / 222 sq m


Medium:Live grasses and dried grasses
 Bended plywood
 Customized circuit and software
 Audio system

Related Projects:ioNature II - Wheat

Customized software controls each grass unit's movement.

2017 New York Design Awards - One gold and one silver.

 Previous Back to all work Next