by Snell in New Trends on Tuesday 12 February 2008

Located on the way to the first class lounge, this shimmering cloud hovers and flickers to signify the transition from the noisy public realm into the calm of the lounges. Created by Troika, the cloud is a digital sculpture with an animated skin, utilizing flip-dot technology and 4638 dots flipping to the tune of a computer. Troika are a young and exciting UK art, design and graphic firm who were originally fascinated by the flip dots in the signs at train stations and airports of the 70s and 80s, and most importantly the sound that they make. We would love to hear this cloud sing. [read about Marc Newson’s designs for the first-class Qantas Lounge]