[gallery] I instantly fell in love with this project by Jordy Rooijakkers (TU/e Industrial Design) for Philips Lumiblade Creative Lab, which is a Growing Light that responds to touch. Caress the light or tap it gently and it reacts by subtly transforming into a new illuminating form.
In the wearable tech field, designers have been exploring this type of physical transformational behavior in garments. A few include the following. However, I have yet to see any explorations that incorporate movement AND light in this way.
- Ying Gao's Walking City garments that respond to movement, wind and touch
- Hussein Chalayan's shape-shifting runway collections
- Jae Kim's experiments with kinetic and mechanical garments