Spy News Magazine continues to share the most amazing installations it has come across during Salone Del Mobile 2016 in Milan. We have already wrote about Moritz Waldemeyer‘s FACET. Now we would love to tell you about another spectacular project – Light in Time.
Panerai, the Florentine high quality sports watchmaker, took part in the Fuorisalone with the exhibition “Light in Time” created by Moritz Waldemeyer.
The exhibition took place in well known locations in Milan where the striking works by the designer were exhibited. The creations came to life through an interplay of light and material to celebrate the fascination of time.
Inspired by a recent renaissance of the art world’s interest in historical Chinese vases, Waldemeyer conducted an investigation into the past of luxury objects and their importance in society.
The study concluded with a reimagined Chinese vase, projecting the tradition into the future. This project uses advanced 3D modelling techniques and the latest methods of mechanical and electronic manufacturing – today’s equivalent of the ancient ceramics skills.
The complex stainless steel architecture doubles as electronic circuit to enable the video pixels that cover the inner surface. A soothing animation brings the light to life and creates an atmosphere of luxury around the vase.
Egg56‘ is the result of an ongoing investigation into the history of luxury objects. Inspired by the world-famous imperial Faberge eggs, egg56 uses the most advanced craft technologies of our time to create an object of unrivalled style and beauty.
Designed using mathematical algorithms and crafted with precise processes from the electronics industry, the sculpture features digital LEDs that create a twin video surface. Without the use of a single wire, the egg can display contrasting animations on the inside and outside surface, to create an atmosphere of pure luxury.
Waldemeyer’s latest light installation is inspired by the craftsmanship of Panerai’s Swiss made time pieces.
The cog is the most recognisable component of a mechanical watch and hence an iconic shape representing the traditional art of watch making. In the installation the cogs form an infinite tunnel connecting the depth of the earth with the infinity of space. They connect the source of the precious metals used in the time pieces with time and space that they measure.
The use of mathematical algorithms during the design of the sculpture creates ten- sion in the composition, placing larger cogs with higher density in the centre. Placing mirror plates top and bottom allows the installation to break out of the confines of the exhibition space, suggesting an infinite continuum.