Designed by Louis Lim of Makingworks, Mobius is an interactive, circular bench that is activated by touch, and transforms with light. Louis was the artist in residence for five weeks at 3form’s headquarters in Salt Lake City where he had the opportunity to access 3form’s special machines to create Mobius. Lim challenged 3form’s processes and discovered new ways to create furniture through combining his handcraft with 3form’s high-tech capabilities.

 Mobius Interactive Bench by Louis Lim

The circular bench is made with a new material by 3form called Dark Chroma and is connected to a series of motion sensors that are sensitive to touch, pressure, and location. Responsive to touch, light flows through the bench with water-like ease when activated. When undisturbed, Mobius rests as a black, sculptural piece of art.

“Black is the absence of light, it is space and void, yet Dark Chroma expresses color, light and form. I find this paradox beautiful, mysterious and magical–making it perfect for Mobius,” says Louis Lim.

Mobius has debuted at this year’s WantedDesign show.


Mobius Interactive Bench by Louis Lim

all images and video courtesy of 3form