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Dandelion – a magical art installation that travelled the world

Sennep Design Lab

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

Exhibitions

WIRED NextFest, New York
Victoria & Albert Museum, London
Digital Immersions: Happen space, Paris
Design Museum, Holon
Garage Center for Contemporary Culture, Moscow
CAFA Art Museum, Beijing
Nordic Exceptional Trendshop, Copenhagen
ICA, onedotzero 10, London
V&A Museum, onedotzero/transvision, London
Permanent display Andew Martin, London

Awards

New York Festivals
Innovative use of media – Finalist

Design Week Awards
Digital Design, Installations – Finalist

Creative Review
The Annual – Best in Book