The giant animated roof of Coop Himmelb(l)au’s cultural building in South Korea harks back to the data-bubbles and inflatables of an idealistic age.
The Californian artist’s work has long questioned how we perceive colour and light, and now he’s doing the same with sound and space.
At a small factory in the south of France, technicians work with nanoscopic layers of material to create a new type of light source: organic LEDs. These glass-based panels are energy efficient, never get hot and might just be the future of lighting. Now the factory is collaborating with Flos and Philippe Starck to put them to the test