Children don’t mind when adults get lost. They want to get lost with us. A baby using his fat little fingers to balance, while the other hand manipulates a color dial. A 5-year-old stepping back from her geometric horse to neighhhhh triumphantly. A woman in a wheelchair creating with her hands despite limited mobility. These are moments the Everbright was designed to induce, from 9 months to 90 years old.
The Everbright is art you make art with. It’s a large-scale interactive wall with illuminated dials. Each dial rotates endlessly through a spectrum of hundreds of colors. Unlike a giant light brite with pegs and limited color selections, the Everbright has no removable parts. It can even erase itself.
“The brain does not live inside the head, even though it is its formal habitat. It reaches out to the body, and with the body it reaches out to the world.”
—Juhani Pallasmaa / The Thinking Hand
Integrating the hands and the eyes was a deliberate design decision. Turning an object with the hands, while looking at it with the eyes, is highly engaging for the brain.
The hands and the eyes are so integrated with the mind that many scientists believe humans evolved as a result of using our hands, rather than the other way around.
Even before an infant takes her first steps, she is touching and manipulating objects with her hands, noticing colors, and beginning to form patterns.
Humans have deep-seated needs for creativity, collaboration, and touch. The Everbright satisfies those needs. Even those without use of their hands can turn the dials and get lost in the moment.
You could say the goal of a building is to build shared human habits. Good habits satisfy our fundamental human needs for growth and learning. The more we practice good habits, the more we want to practice them.
Every habit requires a cue—a built-in reminder to begin.
The Everbright is a visual cue for the habits and the mindsets you want people to practice and to make their own. The Everbright uniquely allows organizations to accelerate thinking and learning without introducing removable parts.
Our partners want to be unique & make an impact. To stand out & be visionary. To enhance the human experience in their spaces. If you would like to partner with us to create memorable visits for everyone who enters your space, we’re ready to get started.