Rik was asked to explore and experiment with movement.
As more and more products in our environment are transforming.
He realised that these products are becoming more handy
through elektromotors in various sizes,
After that he focused on what a motorised rotating products could look like.
Also looking at how these rotations could be made functional in their appearance.
Starting with a research on what is perceivable,
Rik found that small adaptions in shape size, colour and materiality
can have major impact on the image of a rotation.
With the addition of reflecting materials and small lights,
He photographically documented the different rotations with a long shutter speed.
Transforming these observations into actual products,
Rik created ‘Rolo’ for the inside of night clubs & bars.
The flow of colour and the dynamics in shape and movement
suits any pulsing rhythm and mesmerises in the darkness.
Final Rotator 'Rolo'