Based on our investigations into the Sheesh Mahal phenomena, we developed three types of tetrahedron-shaped reflective glass units, each with a varying optical behaviour. Using these components as building blocks, we emulated the phenomenon of endless propagation that is seen in nature cellular growth, inflorescence and geometric tessellations, to generate form. The blown glass units, mirrorized and coated for anti-oxidation, populated 18 custom-fabricated square Stainless Steel platters.
Suspended from the ceiling with fine Steel-Copper cable that simultaneously bears load and conducts electricity, the installation is organized to be a dissipated grid that is illuminated via single LED's concealed within small containers that suspend below the platters. The effect is that of a starry night, with small flickers of light visible in each glass tetrahedron, and bouncing off one another.
During the daytime, when mood lighting is not desired, the illuminations hangs as a bright metallic accent to the room's ceiling that absorbs onto its surface the colours and textures of the space underneath as well as the movements of its people.
The tops of two side tables in the living room were composed to complementing the ceiling. Each surface carries a large number of mirrored lenses, which reflect the ceiling installation back into the room, thereby creating an optical feedback loop and responsive behaviour, even while remaining discrete and functional in the socializing space.