A playful and magical experience with a simple and satisfying interaction for young and old.

Dandelion

Sennep projects

Dandelion provokes an instinctive urge in us all. When presented with a hairdryer and an enormous dandelion boasting a full head of seeds, there’s no questioning what the outcome will be. With the satisfaction of having knocked off the last seed, the Dandelion regenerates itself in one swift move, and the urge to start again is restored.

A relaxing soundscape prompts a feeling of calm, and is reminiscent of childhood memories in the garden. It is equally engaging for youngsters experiencing, sometimes for the first time, a digital interactive experience.

We created this playful installation in collaboration with YOKE interaction design. The piece uses 3D gaming software, infrared technology and a familiar yet oversized weed.

The most beautiful must be Dandelion which combines exquisite graphics of a dandelion clock with a hairdryer


Kat Austen
New Scientist

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Exhibitions

2012
Digital Immersions: Happen space, Paris

2011 / 2012
Design Museum, Holon

2011
Garage Center for Contemporary Culture, Moscow

2010
CAFA Art Museum, Beijing

2009 / 2010
Victoria & Albert Museum, London

2006
Nordic Exceptional Trendshop, Copenhagen

2006
WIRED NextFest, New York

2006
ICA, onedotzero 10, London

2006
V&A Museum, onedotzero/transvision, London

Permanent display Andew Martin, London

Awards

2011
New York Festivals
Innovative use of media
Finalist

2011
Design Week Awards
Digital Design, Installations
Finalist

2010
The Annual, Creative Review
Best in Book