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Smart Grid Gallery by Jaime Hayón

Milan 2010: Spanish designer Jaime Hayón created an installation for Italian energy company Enel at the Interni Think Tank in Milan last week. 

Called Smart Grid, the project was presented inside a black and white grid structure with LED lights at each cross-point.

Inside Hayón installed a table with a top covered in photovoltaic cells, a cabinet covered in little propellers and a series of ceramic rotating vases, all linked by red cables.

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The following text is from Jaime Hayón:

Smart Grid Gallery by JAIME HAYON for ENEL

Lighting fittings and objects in ceramics Bosa, floors Bolon.

An imaginary world connects the various forms of renewable energy.

The pavilion is a luminous grid that constantly transforms, creating an aseptic environment but one that is dynamic and enveloping at the same time.

The furnishings inside, heterogeneous in terms of form and function, represent the different energy sources and their concatenation.

Luminous elements power a table whose top is made with photovoltaic panels (solar energy) that, in turn, is connected by colored wires to a cabinet completely covered with small propellers (wind energy) and rotating vases (nuclear energy), all moving with self-produced energy.

In the development of the details of each single work, with great creativity and a very high level of productive quality, Jaime Hayon wants to make the most complex technology more human and comprehensible.

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