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Tesla Art by Marc Simon Frei

Right at the crossroad of art and science, Swiss lighting designer, scientist and photographer Marc Simon Frei created Tesla Art.

Tiny bolts of lightning are captured on camera as they shoot with various tesla coil appliances turning the discharge of electricity into a form of art.

For my picture series I used a Violet Ray, a high-frequency radiation apparatus from the twenties, which I had bought on Ebay.
— Marc Simon Frei

For Highlumen blog, Marc describes the process of his creation:

To make the Tesla flashes as long and intense as possible, I placed non-conductive materials between the abutment of the Tesla coil and the ground. Mostly I used glass as an insulator. As toroids, I mostly use aluminum materials. My miniature Tesla coil was originally used in electrotherapy. The result in the form of sparking sparks and thunderstorm-like arcs. The purple plasma gives off the effect of a tiny indoor lightning storm.
— Marc Simon Frei

But please be warned, this is not for untrained professionals, as Marc adds:

Do not try this at home, the high frequency voltage could damage your electronic devices.
— Marc Simon Frei

We know we’re late on this, but happy birthday to Nikola Tesla, who is among the greatest minds ever lived on this planet, and we must proudly add, of Serbian ethnicity.

Marc inspired us not only with his work but with his unusual combination of skills, as you can see here:

http://www.marcsimonfrei.com

or here:

https://www.instagram.com/marcsimonfrei/

The Tapestry of Light

Royal Tapestry Factory in Madrid, founded in 1721, gets the makeover with innovative and fascinating new lighting.


Light & Studio designed lighting for this 4000 m2 property, inspired by the work of the ancient artisans who have gone through the workshops of the Royal Tapestry Factory of Madrid.

Its objective was the construction of a bridge between tradition and innovation, between the old and the new, a bridge that unites this factory working since 1721 and the coworking space for innovation companies that has been created between its walls, the Loom House.

The design is based on methacrylate tubes installed at different heights to create those crosses that resemble textile patterns. More than 200m of digital LED strips controlled point by point, run through these tubes making different scenes and tours, led by light.

It has been possible thanks to 3 controllers of 64 universes each, connected to a software made to measure for the project, images are launched in real time, generating different atmospheres.

The programming is integrated in a Dali system that allows to handle, through a touch screen, both the digital lighting and the rest of the lighting in the room. This system also allows adjusting the lighting to natural light that enters through the windows throughout the day to respect our biorhythms.