Loop.pH have installed this umbrella-like canopy of illuminated lace at the entrance to London’s Kensington Palace. Inspired by the ceremonial lace that has been worn by the British royal family for centuries, the light installation is made from over 4 kilometres of electroluminescent wire and is decorated with Swarovski crystals.
Mathias Gmachl and Rachel Wingfield founded art and design studio Loop.pH in 2003 and have since designed a number of installations using lace-making techniques. We first featured them back in 2007, when they created a glowing structure that reacts to movement, then again in 2009 when the project was featured in an exhibition at the V&A museum. See all our stories about their work here.
Images and text from Dezeen 23rd March 2012.