DeepLumen is the first installation of its kind, designed by Artist Marc Gumpinger and innovative entrepreneur Christof Babinsky.
‘It is our intention to empower public and private spaces with the use of LED screens in architecture. The LED wall is used to create an almost natural ambiance rather than to shout out advertising messages.’
The 3m x 6m self-supporting cube with an internal height of 2.5m is entirely designed from speciality glass on all walls and the floor. Whilst three walls and the ceiling are reflective, the floor and one side wall are the translucent screen for over 800.000 LEDs. The LEDs are installed behind opaque glass, providing a natural screen rather than an LED wall installation.
The reflective glass walls allow the artist to harness the reflection of illuminated surfaces in order to create an abstract and fascinating virtual environment. The translucent mirror walls create a miraculous environment for the spectator inside the cube, who is sealed away from the cube’s surroundings. However, passers-by can view the spectator, exploring and experiencing, inside the cube due to the properties of the glass used.
The algorithms responsible for providing the visual, moving content to the installation, designed by Gumpinger, create a digital world of illusions that whilst being completely digital create an environment that acts and feels natural. Non-organic media is used to provoke an emotional ambiance that almost feels organic and meets the demands of modern, moving design in a progressive working environment.
Gumpinger and Babinsky want to change the design in lobbies, public, and private spaces around the world with this innovative concept.
ASB was founded in 1965. ASB Architectural is the newest addition to the ASB line of products and services. The market leader in manufacturing squash courts worldwide the company has its origins in the sporting world and has earned excellent reputation for innovation, quality, and service. Recently ASB has become known to be the innovator behind the ASB GlassFloor, a professional sports floor surface with LED marking lines or a full LED screen integrated. Christof Babinsky, son of the company’s founder and tireless innovator Horst Babinsky, has taken the lead on the business and the introduction of new innovations since 2013.
He is seen to develop into new areas and understands vision and functionality like an architect or designer. Babinsky has already carried out glass and light installations for the likes of Dell Computers or Microsoft, where ASB has recently installed a digital waterfall and lake as the centrepiece of the new Dublin headquarters. Babinsky, born 1986, studied in Bath, UK and returned to Germany in 2012 where he now leads ASB’s operations in Stein, Germany.
Marc Gumpinger’s works are the distillation of his many years’ experience in the software and deep tech field: After initial steps on his C64 at nine years old, while still at school in the early 90s he published computer and games graphics along with 3D visualisations. After that he developed industry leading image processing software. Alongside this he graduated in business administration and earned his PhD in human biology with a focus on information technology and statistics.
Following the introduction of the iPhone, Marc founded a start-up for creative gaming components, which he turned into the world’s biggest mobile gaming network in just three years and sold to the BlackBerry group in 2011. Since 2015 he has been merging his experience and creative talent in a unique combination, painting large formats in oil on canvas what others are unable to do: the aesthetic of the new technology-shaped generation. His works are found in collections such as the Allianz Art Collection throughout Europe, USA and Asia. Marc Gumpinger, born in 1974, lives and works in Munich, Germany.