White Noise

by Nayeon Kim

Interactive ambient light

I am looking into a small pond. I am throwing a rock onto the still surface of the water creating gentle ripples.

White Noise  is an interactive ambient luminaire. Re-positioning the magnetic ‘rocks’ creates optical ripples, a poetic disruption on a calm surface of light.

5 x 24 x 17.5 inches; 12.7 x 61 x 44.5 cm Stretched fabric, PETG, magnet, plywood and LED lights

Photos by Jonathan Allen

Nayeon Kim

Master of Design in Designed Objects, 2015

Nayeon Kim’s work brings playful objects and users together in spontaneous moments of interaction. Kim compels viewers into states of curiosity using her unique sensibilities concerning material and color. Growing up in Korea, but currently based in the US, Kim values cultural diversity and attempts to integrate it through poetic storytelling.

Recently, she launched a furniture piece as part of a collaboration with CB2 based on small space living. She received her BFA in Spatial Design from Hongik University in Seoul and a Master of Design in Designed Objects from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.