In order to add a sensory aspect to the commercial
orientation of the World Light Fair 1998, the organizers, Hannover Messe,
commissioned the creation of twelve 'Houses of Light' of 3x3m. In a competition
our concept for one of these houses was chosen for realization.
We were interested in focusing on the immaterial and mysterious properties
of light and were inspired by a poem of André Bréton –
“the shelf is full of laundry, even rays of moonlight are in there,
which I can unfold”. We created a dark box with drawers of various
sizes with small lit handles on one wall. Each drawer contained light
with a different colour and intensity. When opened up the drawers revealed
its intangible content.