UM Project created an installation for Reclaim 3 during NYCxDesign of robot-like lamps around a maypole.

Sixteen part-lamp/part-robot designs are new variations of UM Project’s fantastic Craft System series are arranged in a delightful lighted “dance” around a central pole. Their colorful cords are reminiscent of ribbons that would be around a traditional maypole.

Directly inspired by age-old folk traditions, Maypole is executed with futuristic materials, advanced LED technology and media engineering programming, bringing together future and past in a playful way.





The project is made possible with the generous support of Parallel Development, BAGGU, Nooka, Dolan & Traynor, Lenovo, Color Cord Company and Acces I/O.
Photos by Francis Dzikowski