The Bloomlights are a series of lanterns that respond to passersby like an organic creature. Upon sensing a human, the Bloomlight slowly bends to meet them whilst unfurling its blooms to reveal a soft light, much like a curious organism might. The passerby experiences a rare sensation of being seen, and responded to, by a friendly-seeming machine, whilst they are comforted by the bloom’s warm glow. As they walk away, the Bloomlight gradually returns to its upright resting position, closes its bloom and dims its light, just like nothing ever happened.
Taking inspiration from nature, Bloomlight reimagines what street lighting could be: interactive, calming, breathtaking. The philosophy of the Bloomlight also encompasses a statement about light pollution; the light of the bloom only shines bright when it is needed, the rest of the time it is dim and passive, giving centre stage to the starlight above.