Studio Roosegaarde

Studio Roosegaarde

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CRYSTAL features hundreds of crystals of light which brighten when you touch them. People can play and share their stories of light. 

The artist Daan Roosegaarde calls them “Lego from Mars”. This name not only refers to its futuristic design, but also to its endless playing potential. CRYSTAL has been previously exhibited in Amsterdam, Paris, Moscow and is now permanently in Eindhoven NL.

Each Crystal contains LEDs that are wirelessly charged via a magnetic floor. Once visitors start adding, moving or sharing Crystals, the basic breathing of the Crystals will change. The lighting mood of crystals changes from ‘excited’ to ‘bored’, keeping visitors curious. 

The coming years the Crystals will be open-sourced. This allows schools, high-tech companies and cultural organisations to develop new shapes and colours. CRYSTAL keeps on growing.

2012-2018. Hundreds of wireless LED rocks of variable sizes on a black power mat. Make your own Crystal: 0.1mm copper wire - 100 turns, diameter 50mm + LED.

Self-commissioned by Studio Roosegaarde. Premiere at PICNIC, EYE Museum Amsterdam. 
Permanent installation for Light-S at Natlab. Open for public at night at Kastanjelaan 500 in Eindhoven, The Netherlands.

Selected Exhibitions


+ Crystal (press release)
+ Crystal (factsheet)