Cuddle

Mitsui Chemicals

Cuddle is a lighting system that captures and reflects light through drops of water like morning dew. Using NOSTRA™, a super-hydrophilic coating developed by Mitsui Chemicals Inc., we+ creates regularly spaced water droplets on the surface of a board, expressing the fragility and tension of a water droplet formed at the tip of a leaf. By controlling the shape of the water, which is inherently difficult to manage, it creates never before seen expressions of water, light, and shadow. As a breeze blows across the water droplets, it sparkles, and shadows cast by the light shimmer as if given the breath of life.

照明と水という、本来相容れない組み合わせを実現することで、光・水・影の関係を再構築した照明です。三井化学株式会社が開発した超親水性のコート剤「ノストラ®」によって、アクリル板の下面に規則的な水のたまりをつくりだし、葉先にたまった朝露のような儚さと緊張感を表現。自然現象を取り入れながらも、水滴の並びはコントロールすることで、独特な光の反射や影のかたちが生まれます。微風が吹き込むと、水滴と影が揺らめきます。

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