Although it could easily be something from the set of Buck Rogers, this 'masterpiece' of art, light and architecture developed by Daniel Libeskind in collaboration with Zumtobel debued last Decembers Art Basel Art Collector's Lounge. I take it the chairs were added to balance out the soft vs. hard mood in the room. (Notcot)
"The multicoloured light of eL mimics and reproduces the cosmic light that fills the universe. The Masterpiece is 2.70 m tall and cannot fail to impress with its special-steel surfaces polished to a mirror finish and fitted with 1,680 LED modules. A micro-controller has been built into each module. This is the innovative feature that makes it possible to meet the exacting and complex demands of controlling each LED individually. This highly complex technology is completely invisible to the beholder."