Lift – A luminous petal filament that ebbs and flows

Created by Patten Studio and currently on display at SHoP ArchitectsLift is a lighting fixture comprised of 24 geometric petals attached to a single spine. Each petal, actuated using a shape memory alloy known as nitinol, can move up and down silently in response to motion it detects.

The project is described as a conversation starter – “It challenges us to think about the design decisions we can make when we not only begin to incorporate materiality and physicality, but also raise our expectations of technology and imbue our spaces with some of the richness, nuance, and immediacy we experience in the natural world,” says Patten.

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