Jason Bruges

Jason Bruges

Founder / Creative DirectorLondon, United Kingdom
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Jason Bruges

Jason Bruges

Founder / Creative DirectorLondon, United Kingdom
About me
Jason Bruges is a multi-disciplinary artist and designer based in London. His work blends architecture with interaction design and uses a high-tech, mixed media palette to explore spectacle, time-based interventions and dynamic spatial experiences. Jason trained as an architect at the Bartlett School of Architecture, (UCL), before working with Foster + Partners for three years and Imagination as a Senior Interaction Designer. In 2002, Jason set up his own practice and now works with a talented team of people to develop and deliver interactive projects worldwide. He is passionate about creating site-specific pieces that engage people with their environments. The studio has recently finished a number of high profile projects including an epic installation for Hull City of Culture which sees 20+ robots perform choreographies with light, a site specific light installation based in the main nave of York Minster, a multi sensorial permanent artwork at Le Grand Musée du Parfum in Paris and an immersive installation in Denmark that represents the 12 million migratory birds and their unique landscape.
Projects
  • Light Masonry
    Light MasonryIlluminating York, supported by Arts Council England, is an annual event which sees a variety of designers invited to create light installations across the historic city. The Festival encourages visitors to explore and discover the city through the imagination of artists, using the medium of light in all its forms. Light Masonry is an epic, site specific, light installation based in the main nave of York Minster. The artwork is founded on the construct of creating a secondary layer of dynamic, t
  • Scent Constellation
    Scent ConstellationScent Constellation, a permanent installation at Le Grand Musée du Parfum in Paris, is a dynamic, spatial, multi sensorial art piece that simultaneously represents the perfumer’s organ and visualises the process of creating a scent.  Five perfume typologies are characterised; Eau de Cologne, Oriental, Fougères, Floral, and Chypre, each type is interpreted by a moving constellation of light in a mesmerising cloud between the prismatic nodes. The formulaic relationship between the perfumer’s assis
  • Digital Ornithology
    Digital OrnithologyIn 2014 Jason Bruges Studio won the competition, in collaboration with JAC Studios, to create an immersive installation that represents the 12 million migratory birds and the unique landscape of the Nationalpark. Digital Ornithology is the last sequence of the exhibition, which follows a journey of exploration and discovery of the native birds, to being fully immersed in their unique habitat and behaviours. The space allows visitors to be at eye height and experience the take off and landings at
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Projects credited in
  • Ebb & Flow
    Ebb & FlowLeading bathroom retailer C.P. Hart opened the doors to its ninth London showroom during the London Design Festival 2013 with the launch of C.P. Hart Chelsea, an inspirational new retail concept for the bathroom industry featuring a lighting sculpture by Jason Bruges Studio. The studio was commissioned by C.P.Hart to explore the concept of water flow to fabricate a unique and dramatic sculpture. Clear, water-filled glass hemispheres hang from the ceiling and are used as lenses to create forever changing lighting patterns using computer-controlled LEDs and fans. We suspended a series of water pixels from the ceiling, which have been choreographed to animate and create auroras of light around the sculpture itself. Each of the glass bowls acts as an individual pixel and is then animated through pulse work modulated control. We see extraordinary lighting effects as a result of this animation The showroom also features two large media walls which have been integrated into the fabric of the showroom. The ground floor level screen plays content inspired by water and movement, designed by Jason Bruges Studio, whilst the consultation hub in the basement features an interactive screen that enables architects, designers and consumers to create digital mood boards for their project.
  • Nature Trail
    Nature TrailClient: Great Ormond Street Hospital Location: London, UK Year: 2012 Media: Bespoke hospital grade wallpaper, sensors, bespoke integrated LED panels, custom control electronics. Dimensions: 165m long x 2.5m high corridor Jason Bruges Studio has completed a unique project for Great Ormond Street Hospital for children to improve their journey to theatre. The brief was to design and install a distraction artwork helping to create a calming yet engaging route that culminates in the patient’s
  • Pixel Constellation
    Pixel ConstellationJason Bruges Studio were commissioned by GLComm to design and build a multi-sensory experience for LG Electronics that was a living, breathing representation of the new LG SIGNATURE range. This took place from the 1st September at IFA 2016 in Berlin. Drawing on the experience of blending architecture with interaction design, we carefully crafted a multisensory and dynamic experience that reinterpreted each of the product’s essence into lighting, movement and sound to convey nature in art. The luminous, mixed media, suspended canopy called Pixel Constellation, was created by a series of expressive physical pixels. The different typologies were inspired by the four LG Signature product types; refrigerator, washing machine, air purifier and OLED television and the variety of pixels created a light and sound symphony inspired by a series of natural phenomena.
  • Aerial Dynamics
    Aerial DynamicsThe Aerial Dynamics installation commissioned by Coca-Cola, is a living, breathing light show that has been designed to emulate the effervescent energy released when a bottle of Coca-Cola is served and shared. 180 bespoke mechatronic ‘bubbles’ glow rhythmically and are controlled with individual code. Each bubble has eight polypropylene blades that fold intricately in on themselves and embedded sensors trigger the blades and bubbles to glow with red and white LED lighting. These light pattern
  • MERCEDES DRIVE THRU - The Old Selfridges Hotel, London Fashion Week
    MERCEDES DRIVE THRU - The Old Selfridges Hotel, London Fashion WeekAs part of the Avant/Garde Diaries curatorial programme we worked with light artists Jason Bruges Studio to create a vast pulsating light installation which illuminated as diners drove through it, picking up emotionally compelling food. The Drive Thru featured a revolving restaurant, troupe of roller girls (The Doughnuteers), uniforms by Tour de Force, triptyich The Four Horsemen of the Oesophagus, specially choreographed soundscape and the only cheese-trolley in the world capable of sprinting f
  • Digital Double
    Digital DoubleA replica of the No10 front door briefly took the place of the real thing as part of an art installation which will tour the world promoting British business. The installation will go on an international tour, supporting the GREAT Britain campaign, highlighting the UK’s historical heritage while showing off the country’s craftsmanship, creative talent and technical know-how. Designed by Jason Bruges Studio, and crafted by Benchmark, the door looks just like the original but it captures movement
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Work history
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    Jason Bruges Studio logo
    Creative Director & OwnerJason Bruges Studio
    London, United KingdomFull Time
    Imagination logo
    Imagination logo
    Senior DesignerImagination
     - London, United KingdomFull Time
    3D Design / Interaction Design / New Business
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Skills
  • Visual Arts
  • Art Direction
  • Design
  • Environment
  • Interaction Design
  • Creative Technology
  • Entrepreneurial
Education
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    ArchitectureBartlett school of Architecture
     - London, United Kingdom
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    Architectural StudiesOxford Brookes University
     - Oxford, United Kingdom
Awards
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    Best Digital Installation (Shortlisted)Design Week Awards
    Shortlisted for Where Do We Go From Here?
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    Creative Review logo
    Creative Review The AnnualCreative Review
    Where Do We Go From Here?
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