Artsy Electric Pole

I forgive you for mistaking this as an art instillation, but I guess that was the whole point behind designing the amazing Yggdrasil Electric Pole. Svenska Kraftnät (the folks who run the Swedish national electrical grid) approved of this design and the poles will be placed as a portal on either side of an entry high way to Stockholm, Sweden. So if you’re making a road trip to Sweden in the year 2010-11, expect to these dynamic poles greet you at the fringe of the cityscape. BTW Yggdrasil refers to the holy world tree in Norse Mythology.

Designer: No Picnic

24 Comments

  • Carl says:

    who accepts liability if i crash my car because i was distracted by these illuminated objects?

    (this arguement has prevented such public art in the uk, close to motorways being approved by their councils).

    • Makoo says:

      If it had been an equally large females then I would have seen the point of the argument (or a big moving intricate object). But as it is now then the argument basically says we should tear down any beautiful buildings that are too close to any road. Because someone MIGHT look a bit too much at it, but if you ask me, people have an equally large chance to look at a flag pole or a garden emplacement 8or a chick) as anything else a bit too closely and loose focus on driving.

      Yay, wall of text! I love those…

  • Gorgeous! A great example of how good design can make just about anything beautiful. I especially love that the name has a lot of meaning for the region. Such great work!

  • Gorgeous! A great example of how good design can make just about anything beautiful. I especially love that the name has a lot of meaning for the region. Such great work!

  • Mert Can says:

    Thats simply a great… “another” way to destroy nightsky*.

    * “stars shining bright” or any lyric that you can remember when you look up to the sky at night.

  • Brennan says:

    Love the design. It’s great, really.

    Cost?

    Wood poles are cheap, that’s why we use them…

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