The development process of this installation was carried out with wooden pallet structures to which Lamp's luminaire Plat were attached; flat luminaires, with a 4000 K neutral colour temperature, targeted emission and filtered by an opal diffuser and an 120º opening. On top of these, transparent plastic spheres filled with air were fixed to create more organic forms on which a layer of cloudy-looking material made of recycled fibre (carded flock) was placed to create the effect of this sea mist. The final effect, involving areas with higher and lower intensities, was quite similar to the mist bathed by the last sunshine. In addition, control modules with a pre-programmed intensity variation cycle were used, which made the light intensity variable, in order to give it a certain organic and dynamic sensation, to evoke the rhythm of the sea waves.
Gisela Steiger and María Asia Sierra from The Light Squad Studio say that "We did plenty of tests with different materials to find the most effective way in terms of image, economy and assembling speed, as time was key in this ephemeral installation". Structures had to be variable in height, requiring luminaires to be attached to them, thus the option of pallets seemed to be the best, as they are lightweight, manageable and stackable. For the rest, materials that could distort the pallet's shape were needed in order to create organic figures, as well as letting light to pass through to the final flock layer.
"Our studio does architectural lighting projects, so we don't usually get the chance to do ephemeral interventions very often. We love it because these are projects with a much higher dose of creativity, and because we can participate directly in the execution process. Projects like this are always a boost for our team, and even more so if we collaborate with a company and a staff that are always committed to innovating, to the success of what's different" says The Light Squad Studio.