Walking through this kaleidoscopic mirror tunnel would be one big mind trip. Easily comparable to stepping into a life-size kaleidoscope toy, it is full of crystal-like prisms that reflect not only light but the people who enter it to create a unique experience every time.
Dubbed Wink Space, the mirror tunnel was created as part of the Art in a Container International Competition for which 2013 KOBE Biennale artists and designers were asked to participate. Designers Masakazu Shirane and Saya Miyazaki constructed the mirror tunnel, which is located in a shipping container. Shirane says, “We wanted to create the world’s first zipper architecture. In other words, this polyhedron is completely connected by zippers. And in order to facilitate even more radical change some of the surfaces open and close like windows.”
Wink Space by Masakazu Shirane and Saya Miyazaki is a Mind Trip
1. Polyhedron Structures - Taking inspiration from the Wink Space mirror tunnel, designers can innovate further on the concept of polyhedron structures and explore their application in architecture, interior design, and sculpture.
2. Interactive Installations - The success of the Wink Space mirror tunnel highlights an opportunity for artists, designers, and events companies to create interactive installations that engage the senses and spark imagination.
3. Innovative Use of Mirrors - The exceptional use of mirrors in the Wink Space mirror tunnel illustrates its potential for use in the production of commercial and residential interior spaces, event decorations, and product design.
1. Architecture - Architects can explore the use of polyhedron structures in building designs, utilizing unique geometric shapes to create aesthetic appeal and enhance design functionality.
2. Art and Design - Artists and designers can develop interactive installations that incorporate technology and emphasize sensory experiences to captivate audiences.
3. Events and Exhibitions - Event organizers can create immersive environments for guests using innovative design concepts, installations, and inspirational spaces like the Wink Space mirror tunnel.