The Reflection Room
The Cutaway created The Reflection Room, an inspiring and visually beautiful installation that allows consumers to immerse themselves in the Chinese New Year sentiments of Longevity, Prosperity and Happiness.
Inspired by the colour red, which symbolises good fortune, the Reflection Room is a spatial experience that features red mirrors to create an infinite space. Inside, typography plays the role of connecting the audience to each of the Chinese New Year’s main values and prompts people to reflect on the year that has been and the year ahead.
UNIQUE PROPERTIES / PROJECT DESCRIPTION:
The Reflection Room is created entirely from red mirror perspex, from floor to ceiling, resulting with an internal space that appears to go on forever into the infinite. One steps inside and is confronted with an endless vision of what appears to be a galaxy of red shadows and lights. It is in this moment, the audience notice's the subtle message's of happiness, longevity and prosperity crafted in gold foil appearing from the walls - enticing them to reflect and consider their own future for 2017.
OPERATION / FLOW / INTERACTION:
The Reflection Room interacts with the public by creating a space where one can document their experience with their own smart phone. It is a personal space created to engage the public to reflect on the pass and future and embrace the Chinese values of happiness, prosperity and longevity.
The hashtag #thereflectionroom was also created to encourage the public to engage and share their Chinese New Year reflections.
PROJECT DURATION AND LOCATION:
The Reflection Room was available at the Emporium Melbourne for the public from January 26th - February 5th 2017
FITS BEST INTO CATEGORY:
Arts, Crafts and Ready-Made Design
PRODUCTION / REALIZATION TECHNOLOGY:
Entirely made from red mirror perspex, internally and externally.
LED tube lights installed internally to create ambience.
Gold foil lettering throughout the internal space.
SPECIFICATIONS / TECHNICAL PROPERTIES:
Room size: 2.4 metres x 2.4 metres
installation, spatial, retail, architecture, graphic design,
Research play an integral part of the creative process, ensuring we
had a through understanding of the symbolism of Chinese New Year. Qualitative research methods were applied, conducting of many interviews from people in the China Town district of Melbourne.
To create a fully clad mirror room in just under 12 hours was a challenge in it self!
TEAM MEMBERS (3) :
Creative Director: Beck Storer, Creative Director: Paul Meeuwsen and Production Manager: Allan Davis
Photography Credits: Rikki Bunder
Video Credits: Micah Gianneli, Emporium Melbourne