Olafur Eliasson . Kaleidoscopes Series . 2008 – 2012


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 Kaleidoscopes Series

Olafur Eliasson . Kaleidoscopes Series

Place: Middelfart Savings Bank, Middelfart, Denmark (6 kaleidoscopes), Bolzano, Italy, Greece

Date: 2008 – 2012

Artist: Olafur Eliasson

Client: Olafur Eliasson



Design and construction of a series of reflective artworks by Olafur Eliasson.

A triangular mirror, ca. 2m large, is arranged in special angles in a stainless steel frame made of a bespoke hollow profile under a dichromatic glass plate. The resulting mirror is set 2.5 m into a specially manufactured base.

Through the opening in the top of the mirror body, light shines into the spatial triangle and is infinitely reflected through the incorporated mirror, thus producing a subterranean cosmos of stars.

Between 2008 and 2012 a total of 12 kaleidoscopes, each with a star formation, have been built and installed.





approx. 3000 x 1500 mm (incl. base)



stainless steel, glass           





welding (stainless steel)

electronic control of the light

electronics / cabling

water sealing

water cutting

milling and turning

transport and logistics

production of crane frames (for lowering 0.5 t)

installation and commissioning

service and maintenance