THE
WAVE
REFLECTOR

Date

2016

Project

Wave Reflector

Client

Atelier van Asseldonk

The ‘Wave Reflector’ is an object with the function of visually rearranging the space around the object. It offers the opportunity to experience the surroundings in another way by capturing light and other kind of waves from space and reflecting them back to the spectator in a rearranged way.

The mirror as a material is often used to give a modern or futuristic look to an object, interior, or architectural structure. However, people have been fascinated or even obsessed by mirrors for centuries. From Biblical stories to the fairy tales of Grim, and from Archimedes Solar Ray to a solar park. The mirror has given us the opportunity to look at the world in a different way and discover new things with the help of this new perspective. The mirror itself is nothing we have not seen before, but it plays a fundamental role in discovering things that we have not yet seen. The inventions of the microscope and the telescope were only possible due to the presence of the mirror. The mirror shows us the smallest, the biggest, and everything in between.


Detail of the Wave Reflector

REFLECTION
MOVEMENT

The Wave Reflector in full motion

We showcased the mirror at the TQ building in Eindhoven at the entrance of the building. Working together with the light of an XL version of our trouble light.

3 Dimensional build up, guiding reflections like a collidoscope

The wave reflector is a reflective object that rotates around its own axis by means of a motorized system. The movement is inspired by a kaleidoscope. The object is an abstract way of communicating on a complex scientific matter. During the research we were fascinated by the James Webb space telescope. Something that costs billions will be used to look for things we don’t even know exists.

At the presentation in Milano during Bar Anne

THE WAVE REFLECTOR

is part of a bigger research we did for a show, but was presented for the first time in Milan during Salone del Mobile 2018 at Bar Anne. The Wave reflector was intentionally build as a show element but would certainly not be out of place in a large entrance hall of a building.

It can serve as an eye catcher at events or be a permanent addition to any interior. The scale of the object can be adjusted on request to perfectly suit a certain space.

Installation at the Strijp TQ building

Revolution of the Wave Reflector