The Maze was a dynamic installation that explored the domains of interactive surfaces with a sculptural quality.

Made up of an array of modular panels that generated a continuous pattern, unlocking a wide range of possible configurations that could be used as a language of signs.

Essentially an interface that could be constantly reconfigured by the visitors as they rotated the plates and changed the configuration, the modular panel had a three-dimensional voluptuous form enhanced by metal finishing and unique reflections.

This interaction was possible because every panel had a mechanism to allow its rotation around the centre of the panel: the plate came out from its spot, could be rotated and re-inserted back, transforming the wall into a 3D dynamic puzzle. The use of metal components and its shiny effect highlight the three-dimensional nature of the installation, reflecting the surroundings and interacting not only with the people but also with the environment.

For this project, NYXO created a multi-effect surface of metal-skin. The plates that compose The Maze and their combinations could transform a static decorative surface, into a dynamic open system ready for different applications.

About Nyxo Visionary Design

Nyxo is a design studio founded and led by Mirko and Michele Daneluzzo. This Dubai based practice is making its debut in the Middle East scenario, bringing with it the experience gained in the previous firm in Europe and the wealth of knowledge and experimentation carried out by its founders. The idea that supports the studio and characterizes its activity is the construction of future scenarios that incorporate and translate technological innovation into products and architectures.

This is reflected both in the design and manufacturing processes, closely related to digital computational tools and their evolution. Nyxo aspires to combine and mix techniques from different disciplines and has developed its unique transdisciplinary approach to design.

The constant goal of innovation has pushed Nyxo towards important results, like the realization of the first 3D printed AC unit, branded by Haier Group. Nyxo products are published and exhibited internationally, to name a few: Looper bench at the Portland Design Museum Foundation, Stort stool at Singaplural during the Singapore Design Week and Primitive knife, which is part of the permanent collection of the Cooper Hewitt National Design Museum of New York City.

Nyxo deals with projects of different scale and entity from architecture to product design and has produced a heterogeneous production for companies with an international reputation. The project typologies range from experimental Limited Edition objects to serial products or can consist of technologies researches and investigations.