UK based artist Michelle Rinow transforms lighting into a colourful and tactile play experience. The idea for the Transforming Touch Lighting series developed from research on the benefits of sensory play for adults. Questioning how to transform mundane and commonplace lighting into a new and fun interaction, Transforming Touch redefines the traditional cold and rigid materials used in lighting technologies. Transforming Touch instead reimagines lighting materials as something soft, fluid and responsive. When touched, the pieces expand and illuminate, exposing an exciting variety of colours or changing shape as it transforms. The pieces combine industrially knit fabric with inflatable structures, touch sensors and LED lights to allow the work to playfully transform in response to the viewer’s touch.