The sTREEt Lighting by KiBiSi

When design tells a story, like a children's book tale full of suspense and moral understanding, you can tell its simple message can affect the world. Especially if its a stately product - like the sTREEt by KiBiSi - whose only mission is to share a soft glow.

sTREEt Lighting. Designed by KiBiSi.

Derived for the Gwangju Design Biennale 2011, the sTREEt Lighting by KiBiSi Varies In Size for Urban Areas.

Derived especially for the Gwangju Design Biennale 2011, the trio of KiBiSi designers describe sTREEt as "the idea of weaving a functional line of organically informed components into the urban cityscape." Eventually, sTREEt's ideal set-up would include a string to unite the lamps like DNA throughout an entire area.

sTREEt Lighting. Designed by KiBiSi.

Although they come varied in size, the hybrid trees are as imaginative and non-uniform as a species of trees. The system is designed to embrace subtle changes in design that can then adapt and grow to site specifics. Just as KiBiSi describes, "the family of sTREEt ranges from little sprouts combining a few elements, to the mother tree that occurs on urban squares and generous public spaces." According the its fairytale, the mother tree would "sport a tree crown of solar panels" that not only drench themselves in energy, but create shade and shelter beneath. It would power the local ecosystem down below, and be a social gathering spot for all who care to swing, play, or sit beneath its lighted branches.

The sTREEt Lighting by KiBiSi

Shining towers illuminate the urban lamp design by KiBiSi for the Gwangju Design Biennale, proving their glorious fauna-inspired sTREEt lighting comes with a modern day storybook ending.

About the Designers : KiBiSi was founded by Kilo Design's Lars Holme Larsen, BIG's Bjarke Ingels and Skibsted Ideation's Jens Martin Skibsted. It is a Copenhagen based idea-driven industrial design firm where each partner contributes with intelligence from within his specific field of architecture, design, furniture, electronics, transportation, contemporary culture and lifestyle.

Posted September 12, 2011 by Sonja Hall

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