Lighting up the daytime
Christmas lights can be sophisticated or fun but in Australia they also need to look good in bright sunshine in the middle of summer. The hours of darkness are short and a typical light installation would not be appreciated in the same way that it would in the northern hemisphere.
We designed a series of installations which use water as well as light. At night the light illuminates the water creating a striking image and in the day the water creates interesting effects in natural light.
We used water as the primary element of our design to provide a distinctive and unique reference to Sydney’s beaches and bays, and to provide a cooling effect in the middle of summer! Despite the modern feel of the water our incorporation of traditional Christmas motifs, such as the Christmas Tree, in a contemporary manner elevated the design and made it instantly recognisable to all as Christmas.