Sense Light Swing is a light fixture that is also a moving, eye-catching work of art. Alexander got the idea for the product when he saw a long exposure photograph of a highway; it became like red lines in the whole picture. “It should be the same effect if I make a children’s swing with light in it,” thought Alexander – and it was! The concept for Sense Light Swing was created for Alexander’s exhibition “”Five Playful Chairs”” in 2005.
The swing seat is made of transparent acrylic and is illuminated from the inside by a strip of strong LEDs. Sense Light Swing creates a spectacular light show as it swings back and forth on its long ropes. Sense Light Swing has received a lot of attention in the international media with full pages in the New York Times and Herald Tribune, among others. The fashion house Dior has also used the swings in its international shows.
Nobel Week Lights 2020 was the world premiere of the outdoor version of Sense Light Swing. “Now it can finally hang out in the open air on a summer night – or a December night,” says Alexander. As the artwork was very popular in 2020, it’s now coming back in 2021 as well!