Crystal-covered strands in London designer Elaine Yan Ling Ng's Design Miami/Basel installation respond to movement nearby by curling and twisting, as shown in this movie filmed by Dezeen (+ movie).
Filmed at the event, the movie shows how the tendrils of the three jellyfish-shaped pieces rise and twist around their central poles.
The changes in shape are designed to mimic movements of a tiny carnivorous plant as it pulls its tentacles over an insect.
Strands of a non-woven textile fused with Swarovski Crystal Fabric react to movement, twisting on their vertical poles into tighter coils.
Each of the coloured designs contorts in a slightly different way in response to motion detected by hidden sensors.
The designers were challenged to use crystals from Swarovski – the award's sponsor – in a unique way.
Studio Swine designed a collection of tools for exploring a fictional crystal planet, while Alonso created objects based on the 47-degree cutting angle used to optimise the reflection and refraction of light within crystal.
Design Miami/Basel took place from 16 to 21 June 2015.