Asociación Profesional de Diseñadores de Iluminación (APDI)
Public Art Agent
Ajuntament de Barcelona
Llum-i-links is an ephemeral installation by artec3 Studio and Michela Mezzavilla that was designed to guide attendees of the Llum BCN 2015 Light Festival through the narrow streets of Barcelona´s Old Town. Curtains of fine metal chains—color-coded silver, red, and gold— hung from street lamps, creating moving veils of light and texture that enticed the public and identified the three festival walking routes.
This year’s attendees were enthusiastic about the lighting scheme and appreciated not having to pull out their maps at every corner. During the day, the witty and elegant chain curtains were celebratory reminders of the riches to come after dark, while each evening, they brought to luminous life the three itineraries through the city streets.
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