Object No. 1
Kartell invited us to reinvent an object from their catalogue with Lisbon in mind to be exhibited during the opening of their first store in the city.
Object No. 1 is an exploration of Lisbon’s light – glows and reflections arranged in a complex continuity – through the table lamp designed by Ferrucio Laviani.
Lisbon has a history-loaded urban fabric but one doesn’t need know anything about the city to have a thrilling visual experience.
Lisbon is nostalgic by default but she’s had several interruptions to that state of mind during which geo-referential icons emerged. Icons that assemble in multiple skylines depending on the belvedere, square, street or interstice from which we see them, juxtaposed in a persistent and intriguing landscape.
We didn’t want to draw Lisbon on the lamp nor the lamp on Lisbon; we tried to bond lamp and Lisbon as parts of the same organism, matter from the same landscape, aspects of the same vision.
Object No. 1 has travelled across several exhibition rooms in Portugal.
|Title||Object No. 1|
|Dimensions LWH||590 x 570 x 1790 mm|
|Materials||MDF, acrylic glass, Kartell table lamp and aluminium|