Graduation 2016 Project

Nai-Dan Chang

Department: Contextual Design

The Light of Colour

For Nai-Dan Chang, the atmosphere of a space is paramount
to the way we feel: “It’s like an invisible radiation that affects
us unconsciously.” It fosters intimacy with our surroundings.
But can objects themselves radiate atmosphere? If so, how?
In this project, Nai-Dan Chang uses colour to accomplish this.
Like light, colour too can be a powerful tool to add ambience.
She applies the brightest hues and then ‘dims’ them with
translucent layers. Tables and wardrobes seem to glow with
a warm inner light, and tubular standing lamps come alive,
shining without a single bulb. Together, ‘The Light of Colour’
invites a more vivid interaction with inanimate furnishings that
goes beyond the functional.

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Copyright: Design Academy Eindhoven
Photographs: Femke Rijerman