The Pensa 'Light Reeds' Bring Life to the Concrete City

 - May 31, 2012
References: pensanyc & yankodesign
Getting in touch with nature can be hard in the concrete jungle, but the Pensa 'Light Reeds' are the next best thing to a lush green forest. The faux aquatic herbage provides a picturesque view to reconnect New Yorkers with mother nature.

The peculiar lightning fixture uses water currents to generate power and emit light for passing patrons. The tentacle-like form emulates the statuesque water reeds that grow abundantly in ponds and rivers. The street lights sway in the wind and radiate a soft glow, setting off a lovey-dovey backdrop for city slickers. Although these reeds are artifical, they supply a unique solution to two city planning problems: lightning up inaccessible walkways and bringing life into a grey city.

The Pensa Light Reeds may be artificial, but it reconnects citizens with the dissipating beauty of the world's most precious resource: water.