On the occasion of Milan Design Week, OPPO and architect Kengo Kuma collaborated to create the installation Bamboo (竹) Ring: || “Weaving a symphony of lightness and form”It’s a multi-sensory experience, on display at the Courtyard of the baths from the Milan State University.
The installation is presented as an evolution of the Bamboo Ring that already debuted at the 2019 edition of the London Design Festiva. OPPO and Kuma want the “Creative connections“A combination of architecture and music, design innovation, technology and user experience. Using structures made with bamboo and carbon fibers, the creation emphasizes the relationship between humans and nature.
New this year is that the presentation appeals to all the senses† Led by a soundtrack by the Japanese violinist Midori Komachic, visitors are encouraged to explore the work around the theme of the cycle of the seasons. State-of-the-art technology will coordinate the architectural and auditory sectors and provide a truly unforgettable experience.
There interwoven structure of the installation becomes a real musical instrument† In fact, music travels in it thanks to the use of innovative technologies, such as haptic sensors, speaker strips and transducers that work together to spread the sound on the surface of the bamboo.
Here are the words of Kengo Kuma.
When I design architecture projects I make sure to work on rhythm and tone rather than form, contemporary music gives us many lessons on how to create new musicality in architecture. Thanks to these new forms of technology, this facility combines visual and acoustic experiences for visitors.
After Milan Design Week, OPPO donates Bamboo Ring to Arte Sella contemporary art museum in Trentinowhere it will find its permanent home.