Falling Light is an immersive installation by the London art and design studioTroika. It consists of 50 ceiling-mounted illumination devices that immerse the visitor in a virtual shower of light “drops”. This is achieved by projections of light through an optically pure, custom-cut Swarovski crystal lens. VernissageTV’s Sabine Trieloff met with two of the Troika designers, Conny Freyer and Sebastien Noel at their booth at Design Miami. In this interview, the two designers talk about their installation “Falling Light” and their work in general.
Troika are Eva Rucki, Conny Freyer and Sebastien Noel, who met while studying at the Royal College of Art, and subsequently started their London-based studio in 2003. The trio is widely known for its experiential artworks. Troika’s practice is positioned at the junction where art, architecture, and technical inventions intersect.
Falling Light is part of Swarovski’s Crystal Palace series that produced installations by designers such as Greg Lynn’s or Ross Lovegrove.