Fondly described by Bruno Munari as ”Useless Machines”, mobiles are kinetic sculptures constructed in such a way as to balance freely in perpetual motion, thus magically making air appear visible for a moment.
In collaboration with the Japanese mobile brand TEMPO (mother tool) located in Ashikaga, Bachelor Industrial Design students from ECAL/University of Art and Design Lausanne, under the guidance of Danish designer Nicholai Wiig Hansen, created mobiles based on different production techniques, know-how and local materials sourced during a recent study trip to Japan.
UGOKU — Japanese for MOVE — showcase a selection of mobiles (Lisa Bernasconi, Loris Gomboso, Lukas Streit) produced by TEMPO which invites visitors to playfully handle them or simply contemplate their gentle dance.
Designer: Loris Gomboso
Dimensions: W320mm H1,000mm
Material: Wood veneer
Color: Walnut (pictures 1, 2, 3) or Maple (pictures 4, 5, 6)