A day by the sea – by RLON

Kinetic installation creates magical light reflections like at the sea

The magical glitter of light on the waves …. the sparkle of nature by the sea …It doesn’t take much more than this to make us feel like on holiday ….
This is precisely the impression that the kinetic installation “a day at the sea” is intended to create. The Berlin design studio RLON realised the idea of the Usedom imperial baths in a fascinating way. 

24 mirrored stainless steel segments, freely suspended on 12 thin steel cables, interlock like waves, forming a round surface. A motor moves the stainless steel segments via two staggered cable supports into staggered sinusoidal waves whose movement gives the rigid stainless steel the appearance of a water surface. Eight spotlights throw their spotlights onto the reflecting surface, the light is refracted in the undulating movements and creates plays of light and shadow that appear natural.

RLON commissioned Ferrum Lasercut to laser cut the mirror-polished stainless steel elements, to provide them with threaded bolts for the cable holders and to meet the designers’ high quality standards. In personal contact, Ferrum provided comprehensive advice on material, material thickness and surface, experimented with various components, produced test samples and accompanied the project throughout the entire production process.

The artwork can be viewed at the new tourist information centre in Heringsdorf.

Link to the video: One day at sea



  • Customer: STUDIO RLON
  • Project: Kinetic installation
  • Material: mirror stainless steel sheets
  • Metal works: Ferrum Lasercut
  • realised in : 2020
  • Pictures: Studio RLON
  • Contact: www.rlon.com 

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