The Darwin Aquarium Displays Poetic Beauty Of Jellyfish

Is it an aquarium? A kinetic sculpture? An ambient light? The Darwin Tank is all of these things, a mesmerizing magnifying receptacle for watching the poetic movement of jellyfish with a continuous filtration system to keep them moving and alive.

The minds behind this unusual design go by the witty play of words, The Darwin Sect(“Darw-Insect”), aka Florence Samain and Dave Monfort, two naturalists passionate about design objects “which can reawaken childlike wonder” and to “highlight the creativity of nature and its infinite beauty characterized by the originality of shapes, patterns and colors that compose it.” Previously they’ve been known within the design community for their 2015 butterfly and insect display collections. It appears they’ve since moved onto a life aquatic.