FLYING DISCS is a light installation in a squash bar in Washington DC. Product development & installation for Ingo Maurer GmbH, 2015. Project Team: Bernhard Dessecker & Friederike Klesper.
Design: Ingo Maurer.
Three discs of different sizes hover in space like extraterrestrical flying objects.
Transport and hAndling of these gigantic objects were a considerable part of the challenge.
The discs are handmade unique pieces realized in collaboration with skilled scenery builders.
They are built of glass and carbon fibers that meet static requirements for stiffness and stability.
Gimbal-mounted downlights are integrated into the flat body. The spots with adjustable beam angles can be precisely aligned to illuminate the bar.
Blue led strips on the back immerse the industrial ceiling in deep blue light.