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Halo for LDF23 at St Stephen Walbrook

Inspired by Wren’s unlimited curiosity, the spirituality and lightness of St Stephen’s architecture and the geometric intervention of Henry Moore, Halo invites visitors to pause, reflect, even meditate and leave their fast paced daily routine behind. 

The pendulum suspended from the apex of the dome mesmerises by it’s slow circular movement, while hiding a second layer of meaning: in long exposure photography it reveals an inclined halo, floating above the altar – a reference to religious motifs that transcend across different faiths. 

The installation is accompanied by animated projections in the dome, inspired by cosmic phenomena, another one of Wren’s keen interests. 

Many thanks to Bloomberg Philanthropies for their support.

Bentley EXP 100 GT

To celebrate their 100 year anniversary Bentley Motors set out to create the most sophisticated concept car in the company’s history. This vehicle showcases the future of luxury craftsmanship with seamless fusion of materials and intelligent curation of technology, whilst introducing light as a new luxury material.

Bentley approached Studio Waldemeyer to join their design team and help design and engineer all aspects of illumination on the show car.

Bentley’s challenging design brief required a completely new approach to light design and engineering. Studio Waldemeyer created an innovative tool chain, seamlessly merging the latest in parametric design tools from the world of computational architecture with electronic circuit design software. This approach not only allowed the perfect 3D integration of light in the complex surfaces of the car, but also the turnaround of the project in record time. 

The Bentley EXP 100 GT is by far the most complex and challenging project for Studio Waldemeyer up to date and represents the perfect combination of artistic expression and technical innovation the studio is know for.  Entering a new creative discipline the studio has yet again helped to raise the bar of innovation, in this case producing the most sophisticated illumination in the history of vehicle design.

Journey of Colour

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Journey of Colour

Design Center Chelsea Harbour commissioned us to create an installation during London Design Festival 2018. The wall mounted installation consists of an arrangement of octagons creating indirect light patterns. To reflect the wealth of wonderful materials available at Design Center, the installation interacts with material samples.

Journey of Colour

When held up to a camera each sample of fabric or wall covering can completely change the appearance of the space.

Wallpaper Hyundai

Wallpaper Hyundai

Wallpaper Hyundai

Wallpaper invited Studio Waldemeyer to celebrate the latest concept car ‘Les File Rouge’ with an elaborate photoshoot under a custom made light installation. We love to play with photography and so we gave the brief a little twist and constructed a large scale light painting machine. Moving a chain of LEDs with computer controlled winches allowed us to generate complex sculptural surfaces in the photographs. The result is of a delicacy and quality that far surpassed our own expectations and thrilled the client with the pure magic of the creative process.

Le Fil Rouge

Le Fil Rouge

 

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light painting

 

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light painting

Stella Rinascente

Rinascente Rome

Rinascente Rome

For the opening of Rinascente’s new flagship store in Rome in 2017, Studio Waldemeyer was invited to design a Christmas installation covering the entire facade. We partnered up with Slamp to create ‘la Stella Rinascente’, a beautifully crafted, jewel-like star for every window on the historic store front.

Stella Rinascente

Stella Rinascente

Made from Slamp’s signature optical materials, each star was animated individually – sending ripples of light across the entire facade. Very much inspired by the significance of the Christmas story, the stars signalled the beginning of the festive season as much as the arrival of a new landmark store in Rome.

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Bicester Village lights

Gucci Christmas lights

Midnight Oil illuminating Gucci

For two seasons in a row, Studio Waldemeyer was invited to create festive light installations illuminating all of Bicester Village, one of the UK’s top shopping and tourist destinations. The same concepts were also adapted to La Vallee Village in France. In 2017 we installed more than 2000 specially adapted ‘midnight oil’ lamps. The animated lamps created a magic Christmas atmosphere, a cosy hint of yesteryear, using the most advanced of today’s LED technology.

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For the 2018 Christmas season we created thousands of floating lanterns – completely transforming the villages and surprising and enchanting all visitors.

floating lanterns

floating lanterns

 

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Christmas at Paul Smith

 

Prada illuminated

mori.london lights illuminate Prada at Bicester Village

Versace FW17


Versace Fall 2017Studio Waldemeyer was invited to contribute the background design to the Versace Fall 2017 show. Inspired by the vivid colour fades and patterns of the Ready to Wear collection we designed a sequence of projections that moved from slow paced gradients via northern light inspired patterns to fast paced liquid ink animations. The studio approached this design brief using mostly traditional film making techniques mixed with digital effects to produce a vibrant organic look – the perfect backdrop to the glamorous and powerful Versace look.

Versace Fall 2017

Versace Fall 2017

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LED candles in Milan

As far back as the collective memory of mankind goes, the flame has been the first and only light source, guiding our ancestors through history from the moment we dared to differentiate ourselves from the animal kingdom. The fascination with the movement and warmth of this light source is hardwired into our brains thanks to millions of years of this most special of relationships. The advent of electric light has done nothing to diminish our love for candle light, if anything it has helped to emphasise, just how special it’s effect is to us.

A few years back a playful experiment with a small LED matrix at Studio Waldemeyer produced a surprising result. Despite it’s very low resolution, the digital circuit managed to perfectly reproduce the complex motion of a flame. But the surprise was less in the technical ability but in people’s response to it. As if by magic we had captured the essence of everything a flame means, and added some intrigue. The tiny circuit had it’s own soul and captured peoples imagination unlike anything we had created up to this point or since.

Animated LED candle

The table lamps ‘eternal flame’ and ‘midnight’ oil were launched via our very first Kickstarter campaign and are now available online.


The hanging version, called ‘celestial flame’, made its debut at Spazio Rossana Orlandi in 2018 and is available in small groups or larger custom chandelier form. Please get in touch for more information.


Jamiroquai – Automaton

Automaton hat in blue

Automaton hat in blue

In early 2016 one of the most exciting briefs in the 12 year history of Studio Waldemeyer arrived in the form of a phone call: Can we redesign the stage appearance of Jay Kay, front man of Jamiroquai.

With the background of Jay Kay’s tradition of eccentric head gear and the pangolin’s stunning scaled skin as a starting point we set to work. The song ‘Automaton’ gave a futuristic design direction, approved and inspired the use of some of the world’s most advanced modelling tools. Shape shifting thanks to robotic scales and with full control over every LED pixel, information pills this 3D printed hat is the most advanced piece of millinery on the planet today.

Automaton hat in white

Automaton hat in white

 

Automaton hat during video shoot

Automaton hat during video shoot

 

Jamiroquai Automaton

Jamiroquai Automaton

Daphne Guinness

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In collaboration with Deborah Milner and Ostro Minerals we created the most precious piece of electronic couture to date: an elegant body suit covered in illuminated Topaz stone with subtle waves of animated light running through the gem stones. Daphne Guinness wore the dress during her appearance at the Natural History Museum celebrating the unveiling of the world’s largest cut Topaz.

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Johnnie Walker’s Hoop

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We took a twist onto Johnnie Walker’s brief to create a billboard. Using a LED hoop with custom software and long exposure photography we created a beautifully textured image in the spirit of the striding man.

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Vox Vanguard

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Vox Vanguard create events that bring classical music to a new audience. We partnered up to transform the incredible historic venue of the Merchant Taylor’s Hall into an immersive experience that brought Dante’s Inferno to life.

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Mnky Hse

 

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At MNKY HSE Dover Street, the name was the starting point for this chandelier design: a Murano original smashed up by the cheeky residents. Many thanks to Farnham University for their help and the use of the UK’s best glass workshop!

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Detail of the smashed Chandelier

Detail of the smashed Chandelier

Boisbuchet ‘Moving Light’ 2016

Boisbuchet light installation

Boisbuchet light installation

Our third Boisbuchet workshop took place in Boisbuchet in August 2016. Titled ‘Moving Light’ it focused on the creative use of the relatively new technology of digital addressable LEDs. Participants investigated their use in a variety of creative fields ranging from wearable tech over product design to interventions in architecture and large scale light installations. The students progressed very quickly from basic Arduino and electronics knowledge to fully working projects of impressive complexity and size. Amongst the presentations were a fashion project, table top products and atmospheric intervention in Boisbuchet’s famous Japanese house and no less than 3 large installations within the landscape surrounding the castle.

Boisbuchet workshop

Boisbuchet workshop

Boisbuchet wearable project

Boisbuchet wearable project

Boisbuchet table top project

Boisbuchet table top project

Boisbuchet table top project

Boisbuchet table top project

Boisbuchet Japanese house intervention

Boisbuchet Japanese house intervention

Boisbuchet moving light experiment

Boisbuchet moving light experiment

Facet

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Moritz Waldemeyer‘s FACET bends the glass to its will. In all its beauty and variety,  glass is essentially an amorphous material with no regular crystalline structure. Yet through a design vision and mastery in glass- making craft,  the material can come to mimic its opposite, creating highly organized and consistent structures.

As if trying to systematize the chandelier-making tradition, Moritz took the geometrical shape of the Classic chandelier outline and turned it into a diamond-like hexagonal glass building block. On its own, with just single pendant, or in combination of multiple items into a large chande- lier, the FACET modules stand out as clear, disciplined and geometrical. The light source included inside every block allows the FACET system to be universal and almost unlimitedly extendable.

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Bella Figura for Audi City Lab

Bella Figura for Audi

Bella Figura for Audi

Bella Figura is a light installation inspired by the joy of spirited driving, celebrating the journey across some of the world’s most exciting roads.

The installation traces through time like an Audi through a night time photograph. Visualising an elegant curve,  it celebrates the moment of finding the perfect line during a late night drive. More than 200 elements are affixed to an elegantly rail system, tracing the journey of the light. Cool white and vibrant red LEDs are affixed front and back referencing the head and tails lights of the vehicle on its journey.

Inspired by long exposure photography, something Moritz has experimented with in the past, the installation is a three dimensional version of a long exposure photograph. The parallel tracks curve dynamically throughout the space of the Audi City Lab coming to a peak following a dramatic curve in the double height space above the Audi R8.

Bella Figura for Audi - top view

Bella Figura for Audi – top view

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Blue Typhoon

Blue Typhoon for Paul & Shark

Blue Typhoon for Paul & Shark

Teaming up with sports based apparel brand Paul & Shark Moritz Waldemeyer has created Blue Typhoon for their Brera,  Milano showroom.

Displayed throughout the Salone del Mobile 2015, Blue typhoon combines the main theme that runs through Paul & Shark’s collections, Water, and combines it with light to build a large scale light  sculpture.

Suspended from the skylight, Blue Typhoon cascades down through the central atrium of the showroom to the basement level. Constructed of stylised waves cut from clear perspex in a graduating cylindrical shape, lenticular material covers the strips of LED’s distorting the light and causing dramatic yet beautiful water like effects.

Subtle animations running through the LED’s give the installation the appearance of movement and fluidity throughout the installation.

placed over two floors the installation provided a multitude of viewing points, looking up and peering through the eye of the typhoon or viewing it from the side and seeing the individual shapes and sizes of the wave like pieces.

Blue Typhoon - close up

Blue Typhoon – close up

Blue Typhoon seen from above

Blue Typhoon seen from above

 

 

 

Speed of Light for Fontana Arte

Speed of Light for FontanaArte

Speed of Light for FontanaArte


Speed of light is taking two light concepts from the past and moving them into the future via the gentle application of the latest in LED technology.

Animated light has been with mankind through most of our history in the form of fire and flames; the rise of static light sources is a very recent phenomenon. Here LED pixels are used to re-create animated flame like effects.

The design of the halo light, which makes up the speed of light installation, takes reference to classics from the 50s and 60s, a simple circular wall washing light made from a convex mirror. The halo of light around this lamp can be controlled to change in colour and shape, turning each lamp into a shape shifting, morphing pixel. A group of these lights working together creates beautiful mesmerising effects across a larger surface, revolutionising decorative lighting and its creative potential.

To introduce the halo light during the Milan Salone an interactive installation has been created that reacts to motion. Visitors moving in front of this wall can influence the gentle fluid animations that run across the group of halo lights. The installation uses computer vision and complex algorithms, however the technology remains in the background to create a charming and mesmerising experience to the visitors of the FontanaArte showroom.

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Interactive mode

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Officine Panerai

Close up of the Cog curtains for Officine Panerai

Close up of the Cog curtains for Officine Panerai

 

Commissioned by Officine Panerai Moritz Waldemeyer has created dynamic light pieces for a recent event in Hong Kong.

Referencing the most important and recognised hardware of a watch, the cog, Studio Waldemeyer have reimagined it into a series of centre pieces and feature curtains for the event.

Each table at the event was adorned by a spherical centre piece. The spheres are compiled of multiple laser cut cogs, fitted together in sequence to create the globe like shape.

A feature curtain was also produced for the entrance to the event. Cogs coated in iridescent film in varied sizes hang in two rows with a slight curvature. The varied sizes create a dramatic effect with the outer edges of the curtain holding smaller pieces with generous spacing and graduating to oversized pieces gathered in close proximity to each other.

Iridescent cogs

Iridescent cogs

Close up of centre pieces

Close up of centre pieces

centre pieces by Moritz Waldemeyer for Officine Panerai

centre pieces by Moritz Waldemeyer for Officine Panerai

Centre Pieces on the table and the lighted floor strips

Centre Pieces on the table and the lighted floor strips

Ming

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Inspired by ancient oriental vases, Moritz Waldemeyer has recreated the shape with a pair of interactive vases embedded with LEDs entitled Ming as part of his experimentation with parametric light structures.

The unique design uses parametric techniques which see the vases made up of flat steel pieces. Each vase is compromised of a complex geometry of steel pieces and custom circuit boards that intersect and link one another together.

Both vases in the Ming series are programmed with different animations on the interior LED’s. One is animated with vibrant reds and oranges that depict flickering flames. The other, has bright blues and whites with a soft animation that depicts the gentle movements of water.

The choice of opposing elements further embraces the oriental inspiration with fire and water both being important elements and symbols in the Chinese culture.

Ming was shown for the first time at Elephant Paname for the Play of Brilliants exhibition in 2015 and later shown as part of Future Heritage at Decorex 2015 as a part of LDF.

Ming at Elephant Paname, Paris

Ming at Elephant Paname, Paris

Ming vase close up

Ming vase close up

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Ming at Future Heritage 2015

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Life - egg sculpture for Como Hotels

As part of his ongoing experimentation with parametric light objects,  Moritz Waldemeyer has taken inspiration from the original Faberge Imperial eggs and created his own technological art pieces.

Named egg55 and egg56 respective of their creation, both 3D creations share similar structural qualities while each retaining their aesthetic individuality. The unique parametric design of the series allows for steel components connected to custom circuit boards transform from flat pieces to 3D objects d’art.

Blurring the lines between function and art the visually pleasing steel pieces perform by carrying the electrical current throughout the structure and powering the LED’s.

While each egg nods to its luxurious history the pieces also blend in genres like sci-fi, punk and futurism.

egg55 was originally commissioned and auctioned with all proceeds going to the Metropolitan London’s charity partner, Noah’s Ark Children’s Hospice while egg56 was shown as part of Future Heritage at Decorex 2015. Thanks to Femi Gianno for her help with the 3D design of egg55.

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Detail of egg55 design

 

Detail of egg sculpture

Detail of egg55 sculpture

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Close up of egg56

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Intercontinental Davos – Wave Chandelier

 

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Wave chandelier

1,400 hand-blown glass spheres swirl into the playful shape of a gust of snow,
a joyful interpretation of the sublime alpine hinterland of the InterContinental Hotel. This dynamic structure is animated by pairs of LED’s – one white, one blue – that illuminate each globe, and glisten along the chandelier’s surface. The installation stands at 28 metres long – a fittingly monumental centrepiece for the luxurious setting – and interacts with the snow-capped mountains through the towering windows that line the room.

Close up view of glass spheres

Close up view of glass spheres

Wave chandelier in the atrium

Wave chandelier in the atrium

laRinascente – WinterWonder

laRinascente's windows with WinterWonder Installation

laRinascente’s windows with WinterWonder Installation

For Christmas 2013,  Milan plays host to Moritz Waldemeyer’s latest installation, WinterWonder, at laRinascente.

Stretched across eight windows, WinterWonder features 1,300 laser cut forex snowflakes, that emerge from the historic halls of laRinascente, presenting a dynamic collision of history and modernity.

WinterWonder depicts a frozen moment in time as Santa Claus has just surged through laRinascente on his journey to deliver presents to the children of the world, leaving a delicate and complex vortex of snowflakes in his wake.

View from the Milan dome

View from the Milan dome

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Snow storm passing along the Rinascente windows

Snow flake detail

Snow flake detail

Massive Music – Light my Fire

Massive Music interior with installation

Massive Music interior with installation

Moritz Waldemeyer has teamed up with MassiveMusic, sales  a global music agency, more about to create a dynamic window display, called Light My Fire, for their trendy Shoreditch office. The MassiveMusic logo has been simplified and reinterpreted into large pixels to create a flame effect as it comes to life. Moving like sound waves, the design’s core element responds to the lyrical ripple form of the MassiveMusic logo, thus forming an exciting symbiosis between technology and aesthetics.

Illuminated MM logos

Illuminated MM logos

View from across the street

View from across the street

Close up of "Light my Fire" for Massive Music

Close up of “Light my Fire” for Massive Music

Revolution for Wallpaper Handmade

Revolution shop window at Harrods

Revolution shop window at Harrods

Studio Moritz Waldemeyer took part in the Wallpaper* Handmade exhibition which made its London debut in the famous Brompton Road windows of Harrods,  in collaboration with iconic British car manufacturer Jaguar. The Wallpaper* Handmade exhibition is dedicated to the marriage of craftsmanship and design, in this edition with a focus on light.

Inspired by light and motion the installation uses thousands of LED lights to convey Moritz’ admiration of the clean aesthetic and linear purity of luxury automobiles. Taking inspiration from his passion in cars,  Moritz has incorporated core elements of automobile design, paying homage to what he describes as the ‘forgotten beauty of a mechanical core’. The four lampshade forms revolve and intersect like gear wheels and are mounted on rotating tubes, which in turn are punctuated by three-dimensional lines; honed to perfection.

Revolution installation in shop window at Harrods

Revolution installation in shop window at Harrods

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Perspective of infinity mirror

Perspective of infinity mirror

Audi IAA 2013

Here are some first images of our new piece for Audi’s IAA stand in Frankfurt. More information will follow soon…

Audi stand after midnight

Audi stand after midnight

Audi inverted city stand

Audi inverted city stand

Self portrait with chandelier

Self portrait with chandelier

Chandelier with city backdrop

Chandelier with city backdrop

Mirrored ceiling

Mirrored ceiling

Close up view

Close up view

 

Audi Costumes

AUDI costumes

Audi costume

Four dancers wore futuristic costumes for a special AUDI press event during 83rd International Motor Show in Geneva,  2013.

Designers Moritz Waldemeyer and Erevos Aether have teamed up to make the dazzling outfits for a performance to celebrate the presentation of Audi’s highly anticipated new A3 e-tron prototype, more about  on behalf of the show productions agency Quintons Concept.

LED costumes by Moritz Waldemeyer & Erevos Aether for AUDI Press Event in Geneva

LED costumes by Moritz Waldemeyer & Erevos Aether for AUDI Press Event in Geneva

Dancers during the show in Geneva

Dancers during the show in Geneva

The dance troupe’s costumes give a dynamically futuristic image of the chic and adventurous, contemporary man. Using the latest technology, technical fabrics and high quality sports fabrics, the elegant suits have a decidedly vehicular twist, in honour of Audi’s electric prototype, the inspi- ration behind the designer’s work. It is as if Audi had designed ultramodern suits styled after its cars. Moritz Waldemeyer has lined the suits with LED lights, in the style of the Audi’s trademark LED daytime running lights, which shine in synchronization with the music as the dancers dance.

Audi costume

Audi costume

Costume in urban environment

Costume in urban environment

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Audi costume

 

 

 

Philip Treacy Show

Virtual Reality - Moritz Waldemeyer for Philip Treacy

Virtual Reality – Moritz Waldemeyer for Philip Treacy

Philip Treacy’s catwalk show at the Royal Courts of Justice marks the master hat designer’s return to London after 12 years in the most hotly anticipated event of London Fashion Week 2012. The show, drugs sponsored by Swarovski,  includes a specially chosen selection of Treacy masterpieces and a collection of original Michael Jackson stage outfits designed by Michael Bush and Dennis Tompkins. An eye-catching and technologically advanced piece is a new design by Moritz Waldemeyer.

A delicate illuminated basket type sculpture extends down from the head to envelope the model’s entire body. Studio Waldemeyer’s solution was to weave an intricate mesh of threads around a specially designed styrofoam core. The threads are soaked in resin,  which when dry are rigid allowing the design to be complex, but also very light.

The result is an object that looks impossible – especially when you think that is supported by the head alone. 6000 LED lights integrated into the webbed surface programmed with animated sequences enhance the illusion of weightlessness. When the lights shine directly out into the audience the structure itself becomes invisible – the model appears enshrouded in a floating cloak of light.

Philip Treacy's Shroud hat

Philip Treacy’s Shroud hat, photograph by Chris Moore

Moritz again drew on the idea of weightlessness when asked to design his own piece for the show. This time a continuous band of light sweeps around the head with no apparent physical connection to the wearer at all. This uncanny effect is achieved courtesy of a carefully positioned propeller headpiece – each blade is finished at the end with LED lights. When in full motion the blades themselves disappear leaving only an ethereal halo of light. It’s millinery for the 21st Century.

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Virtual Reality - Moritz Waldemeyer for Philip Treacy

Virtual Reality – Moritz Waldemeyer for Philip Treacy

Virtual Reality - Moritz Waldemeyer for Philip Treacy

Virtual Reality – Moritz Waldemeyer for Philip Treacy

Olympic Ceremonies

Amazonian indigenous with necklace and head piece.

Amazonian indigenous with necklace and head piece.

EVERYTHINGS IS ILLUMINATED

As part of the Olympic closing ceremony, Moritz Waldemeyer conceived a vibrant collection of LED-embedded carnival costumes for the hand over to Rio de Janeiro, – proudly honoring the brazilian culture. One hundred and forty LED-encrusted carnival outfits, miraculously programmed to pulse to the beat of eighty Brazilian drummers. For the Paralympics Moritz executed Sixteen banners, lit with LED lights. Each banner transformed into a mobile display that became an integral part of the choreography. The graphic innovation was rendered by the LEDs arranged on the banners, which reproduced a new and unique design – the ‘scale’ lines – recreating appealing animations and lights moving simultaneously with the music.

 

Passista wheel illuminated with LED

Passista wheel illuminated with LEDs

BNegao wearing an illuminated Maracatu costume

BNegao wearing an illuminated Maracatu costume

Dancers during the Olympic closing ceremony

Dancers during the Olympic closing ceremony

Samba drummers in their illuminated golden outfits

Samba drummers in their illuminated golden outfits

Passistas on stage

Passistas on stage

LED banners for the Paralympic closing ceremony

LED banners for the Paralympic closing ceremony

Carlinhos Brown during the Paralympic Closing Ceremony

Carlinhos Brown during the Paralympic Closing Ceremony

Movable LED banners during the ceremony

Movable LED banners during the ceremony

 

Candles for Ingo Maurer

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Candles in the Wind is a revolutionary new lighting concept,  using modern LED technology to faithfully recreate the experience of light from the ancient past – the simple yet infinitely complex candle flame. The design is pure and minimal: a bare circuit board featuring the latest in micro-processor technology paired with 256 high quality LEDs per candle is all it takes to evoke the natural flow and flicker. When seen from a short distance,  the light is indistinguishable from the real thing, thanks to a perfect match of the light colour of the LEDs. Closer inspection reveals the low resolution charm of the digital display.

Candles in the Wind - installation of 100 LED candles

Candles in the Wind – installation of 100 LED candles

The concept was introduced to the public during Ingo Maurer’s 2012 Milan show and received a fantastic response. The LED display shows video footage from a real candle; a smart random algorithm makes sure the sequence of movements never repeats to recreate the natural behaviour faithfully.

Candles in the Wind - close up of electronic candle - LED candle

Candles in the Wind – close up of electronic candle

The single version of the candle was introduced under the name “My New Flame” in November 2012 with launch events at Ingo Maurer’s showrooms in Munich and New York. It is now available through Ingo Maurer’s dealer network.

My New Flame LED candle launch at Ingo Maurer's Munich showroom

Display of candles for the launch of My New Flame

My New Flame Packaging

My New Flame Packaging

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My New Flame – LED candle – close up

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My New Flame Chandelier

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Snowflake Sculpture – Time Square Seoul

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When seen from most vantage points in the atrium the installation appears abstract

A snow covered landscape is one of the most magical things that never seizes to enchant people,   so when Time Square shopping centre asked for a winter installation for their large atrium space, the inspiration came from the infinite varieties of crystal shapes that create this natural miracle. At first glance this complex 3-dimensional constellation appears to be a clean abstract sculpture, perfectly in tune with the surrounding architecture. It has a hint of manga-esque SciFi, a frozen comet traveling at galactic speed.

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Moving towards the magic spot the crystal geometry is slowly taking shape

However there is a secret hidden within the 3D composition: the galleries and floors of the shopping center allow for many different viewing angles and vantage points, and hidden and yet in plain view there is one magic spot that unlocks the secret of the snowflake.

Snow flake installation as seen from the magic spot

Snow flake installation as seen from the magic vantage point

The installation is illuminated by a large cinema projector and as a festive message it plays video footage from London, that was treated by a specifically designed kaleidoscopic filter, to match the hexagonal symmetry of the snow crystal.

Snowflake sculpture – Time Square Seoul from moritzw on Vimeo.

Take That – Video Jackets

 


Take That are back on tour to the delight of their fans and just before kicking off in Sunderland they presented a tough challenge to us: make 5 video capable LED stage costumes in record time for the first performance. No sane person would take such a project on, but we do like the odd 72h shift and assembled a dream team of engineers, product designers and fashion specialists and got to work.

This turnaround time was only possible thanks to a technology that we have developed for quite some time now: a video capable full colour LED pixel especially designed for wearable applications. Together with a new miniature video player this is the wearable technology that the electronic fashion community has been waiting for for decades: a durable, practical solution for video fashion that can be applied to any textile surface.
A big thank you goes out to Take That and their team and to James Long, this collaboration was truly delightful and the result is a significant step forward in the history of fashion technology.

Take That video jacket

Gary Barlow performing during the Take That tour

Take That video jackets during Sunderland gig

Take That video jackets during Sunderland gig

Take That video jacket close-up

Take That video jacket during tests in the studio

Will.I.Am – Tailored Video Jacket

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Black Eyed Peas – Will.I.Am – LED video jacket during fitting in Dallas hotel room

During the current world tour of the Black Eyed Peas lead singer and front man Will.I.Am is sporting the most advanced jacket ever to come from Saville row: a hand tailored jacket made by Hardy Amis’ master taylor Jan Cicmanec and completely covered in our in house developed LED video system. The jacket is capable of displaying animations at video speed from a built in SD card.

Will.I.Am in tailored LED video jacket

We can make a super star blush remotely…

Dom Perignon – Luminous Label Launch

Dom Perignon double LED sword routine

Dom Perignon double LED sword routine

Studio Waldemeyer helped Dom Perignon take a giant step into the future with a sparkling martial art extravaganza at the launch of Dom Perignon’s Luminous label. Three of the worlds top female martial art performers – Selina Lo,  Cecily Fay and Lizzie Gough – performed a highly innovative mix of contemporary dance and martial arts choreographed by Adam Rae using a set of custom made LED swords in Dom Perignon green. The performance took place in the dramatic setting of One Mayfair and was followed by a set of Swedish House Mafia DJ Steve Angello. For some spectacular photography of the project, please click here

Dom Perignon LED sword

Dom Perignon LED sword

Audi – Lucid Flux

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Lucid Flux is up and running at Design Miami in Basel. Compared to Milan the installation has grown to nearly twice the size and towers over the design fair,  visible from all angles of the building. If you are in Basel please visit hall 5 and use the iPads to personalize the installation with your own messages.

Here is a video showing the installation in action:

Audi - Lucid Flux by Moritz Waldemeyer

Audi – Lucid Flux by Moritz Waldemeyer

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Audi – Lucid Flux Milano before unveiling

Audi - Lucid Flux installation

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Audi - Lucid Flux during Design Miami Basel

Audi – Lucid Flux during Design Miami Basel

Audi - Lucid Flux in Milan - front view

Audi – Lucid Flux in Milan – front view

Audi - Lucid Flux rear view

Audi – Lucid Flux rear view

 

 

 

|Starck|Flos|Holzer|Baccarat|Waldemeyer| – Oohhh!!! Ahhh!!!

Starck|Flos|Holzer|Baccarat|Waldemeyer - Ahhh!!!

Starck|Flos|Holzer|Baccarat|Waldemeyer – Ahhh!!!

Flos presented this stunning collaborative project during the Milan Salone 2009 which involved no less than 5 well known contributors: design by Philippe Starck,  text by Jenny Holzer, execution by Flos, crystal by Baccarat and custom electronic design by Moritz Waldemeyer. There are two versions of the lamp, a floor standing tall design and a smaller table top light. Each features a white LED display running along the centre line of the crystal element. The interplay between the geometric LED matrix and hand made Baccarat crystal turns Jenny Holzer’s text into a mesmerizing animation.

Starck|Flos|Holzer|Baccarat|Waldemeyer - Ahhh!!!

Starck|Flos|Holzer|Baccarat|Waldemeyer – Ahhh!!!

Starck|Flos|Holzer|Baccarat|Waldemeyer - Ohhh!!!

Starck|Flos|Holzer|Baccarat|Waldemeyer – Ohhh!!!