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Milano Salone del Mobile, a globally renowned design exhibition. This year, with the concept, "SLIDING NATURE," Panasonic proposed a new value for spaces created when nature meets living environments at this exhibition. What is the new relationship between living environments and nature proposed using interior building materials, "HIKIDO (sliding doors)" and "LED lighting"? We also interviewed Torafu Architects, Mr. Suzuno and Mr. Kamuro, and Mr. Adachi from Panasonic, who explained how this installation came about. Please take a look.
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The installation in the courtyard of the University of Milan [1 min 14 sec]
The "Milano Salone del Mobile 2014" was held from April 7th to the 13th. Like last year, Panasonic exhibited its installation at the University of Milan. What was the installation built in the courtyard of the historical architecture like? And how did Panasonic incorporate Japan's historical building material, "HIKIDO" or sliding doors and its latest technology, "LED clear light bulbs"? Please take a look at the video and find out for yourself.
Sliding doors dynamically changed the ambience [1 min 37 sec]
The key piece of this installation was the moving sliding doors. When closed, it looked like a normal house, but then the walls started moving and the installation changed into different shapes. It was as though the house was a living organism. You can see how the moving sliding doors changed the entire landscape.
LED lighting that helped enhance the installation at nighttime [3 min 33 sec]
When it started to get dark, the LED lights brightened and dimmed in synch with the movement of the sliding doors and projected images onto the floor of the object to create different expressions. LED clear light bulbs were installed around the object to resemble plants. And synchronized color controllable LEDs were installed on the ceiling of the corridors surrounding the corridor. Both types of lights changed their color from a warmer incandescent light bulb like light to a whiter, brighter afternoon light, helping make the environment feel as though it was actually breathing. It first started with the movement of the doors, but then it slowly spread to the entire environment.
Products were also on display [4 min 55 sec]
Panasonic also displayed its new products such as lighting and switches (prototype). "Panelmina," surface-emitting LED lamps installed in the entrance of the hall (left) drew much attention for its stylish design. You can see how the prototype of the newly developed switch, which you can operate with the tip of your finger just like you would a smartphone, changed the way the light looked.
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In these videos, you can watch the installation go through all the changes as well as the interview with Torafu Architects, Mr. Suzuno and Mr. Kamuro explaining the installation concept.
Milano Salone del Mobile 2014 - SLIDING NATURE Full version [Daytime]
Milano Salone del Mobile 2014 - SLIDING NATURE Full version [Nighttime]
Interview about the Design Concept - SLIDING NATURE at Milano Salone 2014