With this project, the designers make us think about sustainability in a different way by allowing us to experience an alternative – dynamic and poetic lighting designs that trigger amazement and imagination. Experimentation, in which sense of aesthetics always go hand in hand with technology.
VANTOT presents a contemporary, sustainable and interactive answer to the static street lighting we are all familiar with. SUNSEEKER was designed, developed and re-alised for the brand-new Victoria Park in the centre of Eindhoven. The 500-metre-long chain of light modules serves as aesthetic signage during the day, as a guide at night, and as the connecting route between the station and Strijp. In this way, the de-signers bring design and technology together in nature and give the sun the role of charger. SUNSEEKER has enormous potential for Smart Cities in making cities all over the world smarter, more sustainable and liveable.
Within the world of lighting, not many designers experiment in such a progressive and idiosyncratic way as VANTOT does. From LED to solar cells, Esther Jongsma and Sam van Gurp have developed into true light specialists within their studio, VANTOT. Originally creating innovative LED lighting for interiors, the designers are now taking new steps in public spaces.