A wall light that reacts to movement and a table light that’s powered by touch. These two objects need your presence in order to give light.
As you get close to the wall light, the color of the light intensifies with the distance and speed of movement. Standing still for too long or walking away from its reach, will cause the light to fade out.
Hold your hand on the table light to slowly charge it with light. The color becomes stronger the longer you hold. With time, the brightness will gradually become weaker and the light needs to be re-charged with your touch.
Presence is a direct and intimate way of interacting with light. Both objects encourage the user to stay active. In a time when products are made to do everything for us, Presence is a reflection over the things we often take for granted, like light. As user, you need to be present and perhaps also a bit patient.
In collaboration with Guus van der Sluijs
Photos by Studio Say Cheese