Bruce Munro’s light shower lighting pieces are massive fiber optic installations that look like like tear drops or water droplets pouring from the sky. The Light shower installations are made from optic fibres ending in clear tear-drop shaped diffusers that creates magical reflection that intensifies the luminous shower.
Bruce Munro says:
In 2008 I was invited to propose some alternative lighting designs for a contemporary highland lodge at the head of loch Osian in Scotland.
My remit was simply to try to humanise the austerity of the architecture and make it both atmospheric and functional for its owners. Opportunities like this are not an everyday occurrence.
I found myself sitting on a step, halfway up the main stairs absorbing a magnificent, uninterrupted view of the loch and group of snow capped Munros behind.
It was raining in squalls against the plate glass window. The view was distorted by rivulets of water streaming down the (9 x 4 metre) panoramic pane. The words “light and shower” registered in my mind and I had my idea.
It took over a year to get the water droplets working in the way I envisaged. The first installation of “light shower” now hangs motionless as if suspended in time, overlooking, but not interrupting the view of loch Osian. By day it catches glimpses of the sunshine, shedding prismatic flecks of light onto the stairs, by night it morphs into what it is, a shower of light, but twice as big, as it reflects upon itself in the darkest window north of Glasgow.
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