As part of Tokyo’s 2017 Design Touch event, design studio PARTY has created a technicolor greenhouse installation in the middle of Tokyo Midtown’s Grass Square. As part of the month-long festival—which focuses on “enjoying design through all five senses”—the interactive event combines colorful LED lights with seven different kinds of touch-sensitive Digital Vegetables.
Visitors are invited to observe and learn about horticulture using touch, sight, and sound. When touched, each vegetable emits its own unique color and melody. PARTY’s sound engineer Ray Kunimoto explains that he recorded authentic plant noises, such as the “sounds of rubbing seeds [and] touching leaves.” He then digitally mixed the natural sounds with those of orchestral instruments to make seven different melodies.