Luminous Waveforms

Luminous Waveforms is an illuminated seating arrangement comprised of parametrically designed, sculpted wooden benches.  The organic curves are inspired by nature and sound waves, sliced into a repeating rhythm.


The fluid elegance of the forms and gradual color shifts from the interior illumination transform the physical experience of the seating.  The seating is both form and function.


The benches were designed in 3D modeling software and then sliced into 2D planes. Each plane was then CNC cut out of 3/4 inch birch plywood and physically re-assembled back into its three dimensional form.  The face of each wooden slice provides a solid canvas for the intelligent lighting to project upon.



The project was designed and implemented by Victoria Mara Heilweil & Phil Spitler in San Francisco.



Luminous Waveforms have been exhibited at various galleries and events around the United States including:




Nite Life @ The Academy of Sciences


"Manual Digital" @ Space 151


Autumn Lights Festival


Oakland Museum







If you are interested in exhibiting Luminous Waveforms or would like us to design and fabricate a custom piece, please get in touch.