Drawing inspiration from the optical art and gestalt phenomenon phychology, the londoner installation is staged with a zigzagging pattern that distorts perspective at the back of the space.
Nathanael said:” We decided to use one system of tiles in one size and four colours. It’s just a simple herringbone pattern, but we’ve applied in three dimensions to create something really eye popping”, Lily adds “What’s fun about the SistemN is the subtle range of colour. To get really vivid exciting pattern, we go from dark to light in a gradient, like a pulsating wave, which is where the name comes from”.
Each porcelain tile has specific size and, with zero tolerance of error, has to be installed carefully to ensure a seamless graphic; if the structure changed by even one millimeter, the pattern would not work. The floor is inclined and benches become a part of the structure sharpen with lights running along the seams.
The pulsate installation will remain in place for nine months playing host to a programme of events, such as lectures, fashion shoots and product launches.
Photos of pulsate installation, work in progress, Lily Jenks credit