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Winter lights installation comes to Paddington Central

As the festive season approaches, Paddington Central, the busy work and social hub is delighted to welcome a spectacular winter light installation by one of the most innovative design engineering studios working across the globe today.

London certainly is lit, theres so many family friendly twinkling lights and Paddington Central is getting in on the action.

The Amphitheatre in Sheldon Square is going to be transformed into a spectacle of light, colour and movement. “Chords of Light” is a fully immersive lighting design by London-based design engineering studio Tangent.

Interweaving technology with design at the most sophisticated level, the installation is composed of a contemporary sculptural Christmas Tree situated in the middle of the Amphitheatre with an array of spotlights lighting it up from the surrounding area.

Transforming the site into a hybrid environment where virtual and physical worlds coincide, the Tree will be accompanied by the latest optical lens technology and the world’s first “gold” coloured LED from Stanley Electric Co. With 32 individual spotlights lighting up the tree from around the Amphitheatre, the installation will be an imaginative and unique design.

Creating visible sharp beams of light across the Amphitheatre, the installation will delight visitors with a spectacular real-time light animation triggered when someone uses the hashtag  #PaddingtonCentral on Instagram. And we are all about interactive, Instagramable twinkling art.

Paddington Central Estate Director, Rob Stickland said: “Having showcased Tangent’s first major solo exhibition earlier this year as part of the Paddington Central Design Route during London Design Festival we are delighted to welcome them back. Chords of Light will be a vibrant installation which is sure to enliven the area for the people who live and work here, as well as attracting audiences from afar.” 

The latest design for Tangent, the winner of the inaugural Lexus Design Award Grand Prix in 2013 and a recent show case at the London Design Festival, “Chords of Light” will illuminate Paddington Central with a magical winterscape from the 25th November until the 6th of January.