In Brief

Woven Night Skies are window coverings made of glow-in-the-dark yarn that mimic the Aurora Borealis.

Technology has allowed humans to produce and create works that were unfathomable just a century or two ago, but it can be argued that even with all of our successful feats, human creations cannot compete with natural wonders. One such naturally occurring marvel is the Aurora Borealis, a spectacular light display that occurs because of the collision between gas particles and the Earth’s atmosphere. Unfortunately, unless you visit northern Canada or Norway, there is little opportunity to view this phenomenon. While staying at the Fogo Island Inn artist residency program in Newfoundland, Dutch designer Chris Kabel came up with the idea of recreating the effect of the Aurora Borealis. His astonishing work brings to question whether technology is in fact capable of surpassing nature in creating spectacular wonders.

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