Using materials from Pace Pallet Services , talented designer William Chan has created a unique public sculpture as part of this year’s Vivid Festival in Sydney.
The sculpture, aptly labelled the Palette of Urban Green, is comprised of six light sculptures each made from wooden pallets. William has placed the pallets on top of one another and incrementally rotated them. This technique produces a striking result, as each of the six illuminated towers are twisted and they vary in height.
Pace Pallet Services supplied the pallets and it is not the first time that they have worked on such projects. The company has created specialised timber crates for unusual cargo including motorbikes and complex-curved steel cladding.
One of the primary talking points of the sculpture is that it is environmentally friendly. The pallets are made from Australian grown plantation pine, and energy efficient lighting has been use throughout.
The sculpture is also unique in that it is interactive. The lights in each tower can sense movement, and they interact and respond with the movements of visitors as they make their way around them.
This has been made possible by the installation of SenseIQ motion detector technology in each tower, as it triggers the internal lighting. This passive infra-red technology includes a soft-start module to create the ambient fading of movement.