In some parts of Norway, the sun stays away for three long months of winter. While in Russia, the answer might be UV baths, the sun’s absence in Scandinavia has inspired designers Lisa Pacini and Christine Istad to create Travelling Sun, a mobile multihued LED light sculpture that stands in for the sun.
Travelling Sun is a sculpture that’s three metres in diameter and can be hung from a building or strapped to a vehicle, for a little roving light. It’s colours vary from bright yellow in the to a deep fuchsia, much like the real sun. It even looks like its radiating heat, although that’s just an illusion made by the warm colours of the big ball of light.
The sculpture was on display at London Design Week’s 100% Norway show last week, but before that, it travelled through Norwegian towns on a boat and a truck. It’s a lovely sculpture, but it doesn’t make it any less hard to live without the sun for an entire quarter of a year. [Travelling Sun via DesignBoom]