The three-piece XY 180 collection was designed by OMA, a Dutch architectural firm based in Rotterdam, and presented by Belgian brand Delta Light during Milan design week. The lighting is designed around a hinged fixture allowing for the elements to be moved and connected together, so luminaires can be arranged in various geometric patterns.
By exposing the luminaire, the light becomes the main feature, able to shift and generate into multiple configurations; a product that can contribute to the manifestation of space, not only by the light it emits, but also by its physical presence.
The collection is a reference to OMA‘s architecture, notably, its “fascination with point, line and surface”. These lights, while intended for workspaces, could as well be tailored for domestic or public spaces.
Created by Refik Anadol, a LA based artist, an immersive installation “Infinity Room”, set at the SXSW festival in Austin, Texas, presents an opportunity of altering participants’ physical and mental state by surrounding them with an engrossing environment.
It facilitates a temporary release from our habitual perceptions and culturally biased assumptions about being in the world, to enable us — however momentarily — to perceive ourselves and the world around us freshly.
The installation forms part of the artist’s ongoing research into audio/visual spaces. Through the concept of “infinity” Anadol attempted to deconstruct the framework of space, and transgress the normal boundaries of a viewing experience.
refik anadol: ‘infinity’ at SXSW on Vimeo.
Video and images courtesy of Refik Anadol
The world’s first permanent ice hotel, ICEHOTEL 365, has opened to guests in Jukkasjärvi, Sweden, 200 kilometers north of the Arctic Circle. On the 2,100 square meters of the resort there are 20 suites for overnight stays, an ice bar and an ice art gallery – all created out of snow and ice. Over forty artists, designers and architects from nine different countries created art for the project.
Entrance of the ice art hall
ICEHOTEL 365 shown in winter
ICEHOTEL 365 shown in summer
Imges courtesy of ICEHOTEL
This glowing halo installation entitled “Renaissance(s)” was assembled in an 18th-century chapel in Versailles by architecture and art studio Moger. It is part of a wider exhibition called “Architecture Passions”, which celebrates the 40th anniversary of multidisciplinary architecture firm Wilmotte & Associés.
Renaissance(s) allows new perspectives, providing a new view of the geometry of space. Space is a living material. This volume is apprehended by each differently. The installation plays with the spatial dimension of the architecture of the place.
The piece consists of a large circular mirror, set into the floor of the church, and 400 golden elastic lines, strung between the floor and the balcony, creating the illusion of light bursting from the floor.
Images courtesy of Moger
These stunning bike renderings were created by an American designer, Michael Cohen, using Rhinoceros and Keyshot. The project is called Electric Cafe Racer and is at the concept stage at the moment.
Images courtesy of Michael Cohen
For the London Design Festival 2016 London based duo Glithero collaborated with luxury watchmaker Panerai to present The Green Room at the Victoria and Albert Museum. Inspired by the watchmaker’s central premise of ‘time’ Glithero has created a kinetic piece that changes our perceptions of what a clock can be. The installation consists of a cylindrical curtain made up of 160 multicoloured silicone cords that wrap around the V&A stairwell. Each cord is connected to a central rotating cam arm that turns at a rate of one revolution per minute. The arm lifts the strings one by one a height of 2.5 metres from their starting point before returning back down again, creating the effect of parabolic motion. ‘The Green Room’ is a term used by surfers to describe the moment of being within the barrel of a wave.
Video and images courtesy of London Design Festival