Design Principal: Prof. Carlo Ratti
Design Team: Giovanni de Niederhäusern, Damiano Gui, Pietro Leoni, Levent Ozruh
Image Courtesy: Artemide
Description: Free Pixel is a new system to control light, dot by dot. The project explores a future where LED emitters can work as single, liberated units. Fueled by a unique power-supplying magnetic support, they can be moved by humans or by a robotic arm – developed by ABB – to create infinitely varying patterns of light / pixels. While such illumination has an informative quality, it is not limited with the duality of an on / off system. Instead the intensity and colour can be changed through digital systems. The project was made in collaboration with the lighting company Artemide.