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THE HAKKASAN GRID – the largest permanent kinetic installation in the US

Almost a year of the committed collaboration between the Berlin-based design and art studio WHITEvoid and the Hakkasan Group resulted in the awe-inspiring kinetic installation HAKKASAN GRID. The introduction of HAKKASAN GRID led to the technology-driven transformation of Hakkasan Nightclub at MGM Grand Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. This custom-made installation is the largest permanent kinetic installation in the United States. The club unveiled HAKKASAN GRID during Electric Daisy Carnival Las Vegas (EDC) in May 2019 along with DJs sets by the EDM legends like Tiësto, Steve Aoki, and Calvin Harris.

Hakkasan Group tapped WHITEvoid, an award-winning design studio based in Berlin, Germany to bring this project to life featuring custom-made products by their in-house brand, KINETIC LIGHTS. Well-known for their light art and kinetic audiovisual sculptures, WHITEvoid has showcased their works at countless prestigious events and venues around the world, including Milan Design Week, MUTEK, The Festival of Lights, CTM Festival, The National Centre for the Performing Arts in Beijing, Centre Pompidou in Paris and more.

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The HAKKASAN GRID is a multimillion-dollar, custom-built kinetic light installation that sets the benchmark for luxury nightlife throughout the world and breaks down silos between entertainment, art, and technology. It is an immersive dancing ceiling that enhances the venue’s previous design and transforms the show experience for the club’s audiences. Designed by WHITEvoid and built with theiMade of 57, 4-foot seamless and sculptural custom-made KINETIC LIGHTS pixel-mapped LED triangles, HAKKASAN GRID forms a 30-foot showpiece.

Connected via 169 high-precision KINETIC LIGHTS Winch LED / Pixel, the centerpiece can transform into infinite shapes and colors. For this massive project, we developed a brand-new version of our KLC software and implemented pixel-mapping with MADRIX lighting control into the existing LED ceiling of Hakkasan Club.

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THE HAKKASAN GRID Production Team: 

  • Creative direction and design: Christopher Bauder and WHITEvoid 
  • Project Execution: Box of Wishes
  • All products are custom-made by Kinetic Lights

HAKKASAN GRID is made of the following Kinetic Lights products:

  •  169 x ​Winch LED / Pixel system
  • 57 x custom pixel-mapped LED Triangles

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