GNI projects, UK


Broken Heart

Light Love Light

Davos Laser Loops

GNI project were formed by a collective of three designers from different backgrounds and disciplines, whom share the same passion for design and desire to create new and intriguing multi-disciplinary objects, installations and imagery. London based Graham Rollins and Ingo Kalecinski are now focused to build on the studio’s previous style, with further exploration of laser, graphical lighting installations, new technologies, light sculpture and exposed mechanical components.

GNI Projects was founded in 2009, and since then the team have completed a series of light art installations for festivals in Germany, England and France with a permanent project viewable in Davos, Switzerland. GNI Projects have also enjoyed a number of successful collaborations with music and fashion industry professionals.

GNI projects started as a confirmed participant of Luminale 2010, and their first installation was designed, entitled ‘Light Loves Frankfurt’. GNI were officially born from the success of ‘Light Loves Frankfurt’ during Luminale 2010, and this process inspired the continued interest and dedication that has driven future designs.

Rollins and Kalecinski both trained as product designers and have been working as Architectural Lighting Designers for separate leading lighting consultancies for over 10 years. GNI Projects was a natural progression and collaboration, giving the freedom to explore light and techniques as artistic expression with the freedom to create without limitation.

Coming from a background where we use light to highlight architecture, we have been using light as a medium for many years. GNI projects works often use light more graphically, to draw shapes into space or render images. Sometimes during daylight structural elements and mechanical detailing of our pieces are shown. While we are always proud of these details, it is the artificial light that creates the shapes, and brings our work to life.

In many of our works we deliberately try to simplify each element as much as possible throughout the design process, striping the physical design back to form follows function principals. Our works strive to create an element of interaction between a piece and the viewer, but our desire for interaction is more basic and physical than what may typically be viewed as interaction. We like to encourage the viewer to move around the sculpture, to view the piece from different perspectives, before they discover it’s true meaning.