DESIGN / ANIMATION
Fluxylab created this spec design and animation for BDNY Mikko. This project draws inspiration from The MIKKO suspended light sculpture launched Littman Brands’ Brighten the World Campaign to benefit The Wilson Foundation. The Wilson Foundation was established in 1997 to address the needs of disadvantaged and under-served children. Most of their work is focused in Limpopo Province, South Africa, an area devastated by extreme poverty, unemployment, substandard education and extreme HIV/AIDS and Tuberculosis pandemics that have left a staggering number of orphans and other vulnerable children in their wakes.
Inspired by modular Origami folds and co-designed by May Poon, the MIKKO architectural hanging light sculpture is a dynamic work of art and movement in contrasting forms. Each flexible aluminum body is comprised of 228 individual folds that house a single 1-watt warm LED. One form is finished in brushed aluminum, while the other is finished in gloss black with black matte accents. The folds are woven together with aircraft cable, and MIKKO’s final design is determined by strategic placement (including length, tension and location) of the cable suspension points.