The Christmas holidays are upon us, and we are all rushing to buy the last gifts to put under the tree. But have you stopped for a minute to have a look at the window shops?
Uber-trendy Topshop in Oxford Street, London, has asked design-studio Neon to create something special for their festive season window, themed around the cherry blossom.
Neon designed “Bloom”, a moving installation made of 159 rod-mounted petals that rise and fall thanks to the hidden fans placed below. Pink on one side, white on the other, the effect of a choreographed movement is a showstopper for the passers-by, grabbing their attention and curiosity.
Mimicking the organic motion of blossom in the wind, “the graceful movement of the piece is achieved using a counterbalance weight integrated into each petal which when pulsed with air from below causes a rotational movement around a precisely defined pivot…appearing like a living, breathing element in the shop window”
Images by NEON