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Kinetic sculpture for Nespresso

This interactive sculpture by Daniel Rozin was commissioned for a Nespresso ’boutique concept store’ in Manhattan. The piece is comprised of 832 tiles decorated by the recycled aluminium coffee pod lids. Using these recycled products creates an inherently limited colour palette that helps to aesthetically hold the piece together. Behind each of the 832 individual tiles is a motor, creating a circuit. This circuit responds to 52 different controllers and an algorithm.

Attached to artwork are four passive infrared sensors that detect nearby motion, and trigger the motors to run. As the tiles flip, they create a unique (and oddly satisfying) clapping sound against the backboard.

The full video is available via The Verge