an art installation
Blumen Lumen is a garden of giant flowers grown in San Francisco. They bloom when people are around, and shine their colors when the sun goes down. Depending on the season, a healthy blumen will emit green laser beams. They communicate wirelessly, but require twelve volts DC to survive.
We are a group of designers and engineers who happen to work (or have worked) at IDEO in the Bay Area. Many friends not pictured here have kindly contributed to growing Blumen Lumen.
Blumen Lumen has been planted in a variety of venues throughout the Bay Area. In order of images, Exploratorium After Dark, Burning Man 2014, Treasure Island Music Festival 2014, BRAF Artumnal, Sea of Dreams, and City Hall. We are currently looking for a permanent home for the flowers. If you are interested in showing the flowers, please contact Jimmy at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We want to give a special shout out to the Black Rock Arts Foundation, an organization that supports art like this. They gave us the grant to get us started. Another big thanks goes to IDEO, who let us use their shop, tools, and collective expertise throughout the project. We also have a long list of supporters during our successful Kickstarter campaign. Thank you for bringing Blumen Lumen to life.
Christine M. Peterson
Joel Parker Henderson
Lynn O'Leary Pieron
Marty & Meagan Fox
Patricia L Heaton
Raphaël de Courville
Vincent A. Trincia, Jr.