Cyanobacteria are the smallest living organisms in the world, but for Invisible Worlds, a permanent exhibition opening at London's Eden Project, the microscopic bacteria are humongous. That's because the exhibition's centerpiece sculpture, which was designed by London-based Studio Swine, is inspired by the shape and behavior of those ur beings.
The dimensions for Studio Swine's Invisible World's sculpture is staggering. It measures nine meters tall, weighs 20 tonnes, and is outfitted with 32 vapor cannons. Those cannons shoot out rings of vapor scented with what Studio Swine refers to as "aromas of primordial worlds", as reported in Dezeen.
Invisible Blue, as the sculpture is called, is made almost entirely out of ceramic. With the weight that it has, Studio Swine claims that the sculpture is thus the largest ceramic piece in the world.
Studio Swine's Invisible Worlds Sculpture is Inspired by Cyanobacteria
1. Invisible Worlds Exhibition - The Invisible Worlds permanent exhibition opening at London's Eden Project showcases sculptures inspired by microscopic bacteria, opening a market for museums and science-based exhibits.
2. Ceramic Art Sculptures - The use of ceramic as the primary material for the sculpture creates an opportunity for ceramic artists to explore and experiment new possibilities.
3. Scented Vapor Technology - The use of scent and vapor cannons creates an innovative space to integrate this technology into immersive brand storytelling.
1. Museums & Art Exhibitions - The sculpture's unique design offers a perfect opportunity for museums and science-related exhibitions to attract visitors with an interest in microbiology and art.
2. Ceramic Manufacturing - With the success of Studio Swine's ceramic sculpture, there is growth potential in the ceramic manufacturing industry to explore larger-scale pieces with innovative designs.
3. Fragrance & Experience Design - The scent and vapor cannons used in the sculpture create an innovative space to integrate this technology into immersive experiences, offering growth potential for industries like fragrance and experience design.