Le Meridien Taipei Lobby Installation “Gravity Fields”
Through the latest scientific theories, we understand the world is not akin to a simple Cartesian grid, but rather is like an uneven, wobbly field with no clear edge or end. The furniture installation, Gravity Fields, is composed of two pieces – one, a wall hanging, and the other, a floor piece – which both represent the irregular fields of space as we now understand them to be. By using the newest computer software, we are now equipped to design and produce compositions with numerous elements, all individually unique, with slight and very precise coordination. Both pieces of Gravity Fields are composed of a 3D honeycomb structure created using the same material and fabrication method. Additionally, both are based on a simple mathematical pattern definition called a Voronoi Pattern. Using this pattern as a base, each piece is deformed by locally distorting its Voronoi field as when a gravity field becomes distorted by a concentration of mass. For the floor piece, the distortion creates a dynamic landscape by shifting the Voronoi field vertically, whereas in the wall piece, the distortion remains mostly within the same surface as individual cell sizes are affected rather than their location. Therefore, a similar distortion effect is visually represented in two very different fashions. Gravity Fields attempts to explicitly show the truth that the idea of a world being uniform everywhere is merely an illusion – it is dynamic and mysterious, full of many unknowns. The Hotel opening is planned to be Nov. 1st, 2010. Lobby Installation is currently being installed at the site.