Inspired by Curiosity Cabinets of the 16th Century which presented a microcosm or 'theatre of the world' through a collection of objects and inf… Read More
Inspired by Curiosity Cabinets of the 16th Century which presented a microcosm or 'theatre of the world' through a collection of objects and information. Prism Cabinet contains a 180 degree holographic representation of Keiichi Matsuda's 'Prism' installation at the V&A. Each of the hologram's facets live-streams data gathered from around London, information such as the Thames tidal levels, number of TFL bikes currently in use, and energy consumption of the prime minister’s residence - are displayed fluctuating throughout the day.
The Prism Cabinet provides an alternative to computers and mobile phones as portholes into the digital world; exploring how a piece of furniture can give form and value to the infinite collection of meta-data that exists online.
As well as collecting data from London, the Prism Cabinet is made with hardwoods sourced from across London. Reclaimed parquet flooring in mahogany, maple and teak have been inlayed with natural marmoleum in fractured patterns that resonates with the data graphics streamed from the V&A.
The Cabinet was made in collaboration with Keiichi Matsuda, Commissioned by Veuve Clicquot for Andaz Hotel Liverpool Street. Read Less