Students of the Köln International School of Design (KISD), one of the top training centres in Europe in its segment, showcased 12 original illustrations from Salvador Dalí’s Don Quixote series and their multimedia renderings at a literally radiant stand with a high-tech look. The “Code of Surrealism” interactive exhibition is not just an experience for the eyes, but also a perceptual one involving various senses. For example, it addresses how Dalí's works sound when rendered digitally, what associations the Google algorithm produces when searching for the images and which things, feelings and figures otherwise link the beholder with them.
For the presentation, the students devised an exhibition stand consisting of some 3,000 transparent plexiglass tubes that were originally to be illuminated with LED strips. The TRILUX Innovation and Technology Centre, a cooperation partner to the KISD since 2012, and RSL convinced them to go with a more professional idea. To ensure homogenous illumination, 25 tubes with tubular luminaires from the small, select RSL standard range were installed.
With T5 fluorescent lamps, they had the stand visibly shining from afar and attracted numerous visitors. At the same time, the purely technical light instruments, principally used in industrial applications, enhanced the ambience of the technologically designed stand by themselves and through the selected neutral white light colour. Meanwhile, the Dalí works were impressively staged using luminaires from the TRILUX company Oktalite. The KISD project members greatly appreciated the offer from the TRILUX Innovation and Technology Centre, RSL and Oktalite to sponsor all of the luminaires.
PHOTOGRAPHY: YVONNE KLASEN, MANUEL KNIEPE