Lotus

Hundreds of light-sensitive smart flowers.

Lotus

Lotus

LOTUS are smart flowers which fold open in response to light.

Inspired by nature, the installation unfolds itself and creates a play of light and movement. LOTUS OCULUS activates the architecture of the historical Modern Art Gallery in Milan and is commissioned by Bulgari. LOTUS Maffei is part of the permanent art collection of Palazzo Maffei Museum in Verona, Italy.

Winner of A’Design Gold Award and Media Architecture Award Denmark.

The specially developed material and design by Studio Roosegaarde is inspired by nature. LOTUS OCULUS pays homage to the grandeur of the Pantheon and continues this legacy by creating an organic architecture of movement and shadows. This dynamic dialogue is what Daan Roosegaarde calls ‘Techno-Poetry.’


LOTUS Maffei is part of the permanent art collection of Palazzo Maffei in Verona, Italy amongst artworks by Lucio Fontana, Pablo Picasso and Gerrit Rietveld. LOTUS Maffei blooms in response to light and is specially created for the Veronese museum.

LOTUS DOME premiered in the 17th-century Sainte Marie Madeleine Church in Lille, France as a living dome. ​

The LOTUS series started in 2010 as an ongoing research into smart surfaces. Roosegaarde describes this tangible connection between light and material as “a metamorphosis of nature and technology”. In search of a new harmony between people and the environment, LOTUS is a work of art and a pilot for a more organic architecture.


LOTUS DOME is a living dome made out of hundreds of smart flowers.
LOTUS DOME is a living dome made out of hundreds of smart flowers.
LOTUS DOME is a living dome made out of hundreds of smart flowers.
LOTUS DOME is a living dome made out of hundreds of smart flowers.
LOTUS DOME is a living dome made out of hundreds of smart flowers.
LOTUS DOME is a living dome made out of hundreds of smart flowers.
LOTUS DOME is a living dome made out of hundreds of smart flowers.
LOTUS DOME is a living dome made out of hundreds of smart flowers.
LOTUS DOME is a living dome made out of hundreds of smart flowers.
LOTUS DOME is a living dome made out of hundreds of smart flowers.

Specifications:

2010-2021. Smart foils, light, and other media. The LOTUS series started in 2010 as an ongoing research into smart materials. Photography by Roberto Conte, Daan Roosegaarde, Simone Fiorini, and Pim Hendriksen.

Clients:

Bulgari, Palazzo Maffei Italy, City of Lille for the Lille3000 FANTASTIC exhibition and Vitra Design Museum Weil am Rhein.

Awards:

A’Design Gold Award + Media Architecture Award Denmark.

Techno poetry opens in Italy
Techno poetry opens in Italy
LOTUS Maffei opens
LOTUS Maffei opens
LOTUS Maffei blooms in response to light and is now part of the permanent art collection of Palazzo Maffei in Verona, Italy amongst artworks by Lucio Fontana, Pablo Picasso and Gerrit Rietveld.

Curated by Gabriella Belli, LOTUS Maffei creates a dynamic dialogue in search of a new harmony between people and the environment.
Lotus Oculus opens in Milan
Lotus Oculus opens in Milan
LOTUS OCULUS at the Modern Art Gallery Milan is designed by Studio Roosegaarde and commissioned by Bulgari for the exhibition ‘Metamorphosis’.