Metallic Life Forms: Kinetic Sculptures Undulate in the Wind

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There’s something alien about the way these metallic structures move, a fluidity that makes them seem as if they’re alive. Each one transforms so completely as it spins, the results almost seem like optical illusions. It’s really all a play of light and shadow on cleverly designed kinetic sculptures, which are engineered to spin effortlessly whether the winds are barely blowing or gusting with extreme force.

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IKEA VR: Explore Interior Layouts in New Virtual Reality App

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