Tiipoi launches site-specific light installation called Kōlam Light
Tiipoi, a London based lifestyle brand that takes its inspiration from India, has recently unveiled the Kōlam Light, a new site-specific light installation at White City Place, West London. The light, which is made of layered acrylic, will act as an everchanging daily beacon for workers and the wider public, offering a thought-provoking welcome to the site.
Kōlam Light is inspired by the traditional south Indian ritual of kōlam, which sees families drawing ritualistic patterns daily on their thresholds to offer both a friendly and a spiritual welcome to their homes. This innovative artwork is constructed from acrylic and LED strip lights, with the centre of the light pattern sitting at eye height to give the installation impact and depth. This also enables the box to be sealed from the weather and provides stability. The Kōlam Light has been designed by using layers of acrylic through which a series of strip lights draw a subtle pattern, taking a different colour and light path every day. Capturing the spirit and mood of the people passing by, the kōlam then slowly moves and disappears throughout the day, leaving space for a new design to appear the next morning. Contact: http://tiipoi.in