2023 | Student

MUSE Design Awards Gold Winner

Echinoderms

Entrant Company

anaturelifelab

Category

Lighting Design - Art (Interior & Exterior Lighting)

Client's Name

CHUNG HUA UNIVERSITY

Country / Region

Taiwan

Echinoderms is a stunning bionic sculpture that takes its inspiration from the intricate form of marine microorganisms. The sculpture is designed to embody our awareness and imagination of the feather-like appearance of these ocean creatures. The symmetrical skeletal system and acanthous cortex units give the sculpture a unique form that can be transformed.



What makes Echinoderms particularly noteworthy is the use of mass-produced plastic egg packages as its primary material. These packages were originally designed as disposable packaging materials but possess intricate textures, which add a unique dimension to the sculpture's aesthetic appeal. The digital design process carefully crafts the skeleton of the sculpture to emulate the intricate form of echinoderms found in the ocean. The resulting sculpture is a stunning representation of the beauty of these marine organisms.



Through clever lighting design, the sculpture produces mesmerizing shadow lights, which effectively showcase the geometric characteristics of the material. This project proposes a novel approach to addressing the increasing problem of plastic waste and marine pollution in our environment. By showcasing the versatility of recycled materials, the project aims to draw attention to the issue of plastic waste and marine pollution while highlighting the beauty of these materials.



In summary, Echinoderms is a beautiful bionic sculpture that represents the beauty of marine life and the potential for recycling to address environmental challenges. Through its unique use of materials and innovative design, the sculpture showcases the beauty of these materials while raising awareness about the pressing issue of plastic waste and marine pollution.

Credits

Anaturelifelab
Wu Ming Hong
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