SymbiosisO: Voxel is an interactive installation that has been installed within Issey Miyake's flagship New York store. The piece is constructed from silk and felt hexagonal pads that respond to body heat. Users are encouraged to touch and play with the grid to leave their 'mark' on the installation. As well as the physical interaction the piece also responds to a mobile website that enables users to design a pattern that can then be displayed across the polygons.
The artists Alex Dodge, Kärt Ojavee and Eszter Ozsvald took influence from "Issey Miyake's ability to take traditional designs and techniques and reinvent them through new materials and technology" and the installation itself attempts to question the relationship between textiles and the user. If you can't make it to New York yourself to experience the piece, Cool Hunting's video (above) will give you a better idea of how it works.