Chris Wood spent his early years studying furniture design. But an interest in light eventually led to him building architectural scale projects using mostly glass. I love his work with dichroic glass. Dichroic (meaning two colour) is an optical coating that selectively reflects certain wavelengths of light and allows the remaining wavelengths to transmit through. It was developed in the late-50s by NASA to protect against the potentially harmful effects of direct sunlight and cosmic radiation.
Wood directs optical projections towards each dynamic, wall mounted structure in order to control how light hits each piece.The material shifts from being reflective like a golden mirror to vibrantly coloured or almost transparent, depending upon the viewpoint and angle of light.