Winners of the premiere design award at this years Miami /Basel Fair, young design duo Zigelbaum + Coelho debut in the UK with a room of computational light at Riflemaker
- an ambitious pulsating LED installation which completes itself only when touched by the visitor, each movement modifying and transforming the work itself.
The gun-testing vault at Riflemaker houses 220 luminescent pixel-tiles. Visitors to the gallery are able to change the colours of the tiles, create a rhythmic pulse and re-arrange the overall form of the square magnetic blocks.
Zigelbaum + Coelho is a post-industrialist design studio founded by Jamie Zigelbaum and Marcelo Coelho. Their work utilises physical, computational, and cultural materials in the service of creating new, but fundamentally human, experiences.
Jamie and Marcelo began collaborating while students at the MIT Media Lab. They have published and exhibited internationally; lectured on next generation interface design and fabrication techniques at MIT; and organised international workshops and conferences in the fields of transitive materials, reality-based interaction, and tangible interfaces. Jamie's multidisciplinary work straddles design, human-computer interaction, media theory and cognitive science. Marcelo is an inventor of paper computers, shape-changing composites, interactive garments and digital gastronomy. They are based somewhere in between Los Angeles and Cambridge, Mass.