After the success of the award-winning Aritco HomeLift, Swedish designer Alexander Lervik has turned his attention to the Aritco PublicLift Access which has been designed for public and commercial buildings, including apartment blocks, schools, shopping centres and offices.
The elegant Scandinavian design, which includes a backlit panel, lit handlebars and soft-touch buttons, is combined with a unique feature that is a first for the industry – an LED screen for video art.
“A lift is stationary most of the time, so it should really be given an additional task,” explains Lervik. “I thought it would be interesting to give the lift a certain ‘evolving value’: that it would subtly change its appearance from time to time.”
The initial prototype is the size of a 50-inch widescreen TV – when it goes into serial production it will fill an entire wall of the Aritco PublicLift Access. Video art imagery is built into the wall using advanced LED technology. The idea is that in every market in Europe or Asia it should be possible to order a work by a local video artist or customised footage for installation in the lift. Aritco hopes to roll out the LED video art feature as an option for all its lifts in the future.