A proposal for a new way of lighting a dining table
Reality Augmented is a design project group which aims to expand the perception of future furniture design with projection mapping technology,. Their work was exhibited in the International Contemporary Furniture Fair (ICFF) 2018. Hiroyuki Kondo and Sean Wang proposed projection mapping for a dining table made with a two-way mirror. They not only designed the animation but also rethought the materials used in the table. They used two-way mirror on the top of their table and projected animation on it. This combination enabled the user to see the animation but they could only do so when they put a translucent cup on the table.
Processing / Millumin
January 2018 - May 2018
How it works
The augmented light is made up of three parts; a projector, a two-way mirror and and some cups.The light source is set underneath the table. Some of the light is reflected back down by the two-way mirror and some passes through the mirror and diffuses at the ceiling. Because of this, the light does not strike the user’s eye directly and no pattern appears on the mirror.
Some light from the environment is reflected on the surface of the mirror and is visible to the user. So, to the user, the surface looks like a mirror.
But, when a translucent cup is put on the mirror, the light which goes through the mirror, diffuses on the cup making a pattern appear on the cup.