London-based kid studio presents a collection of sculptural lighting objects that play with the illusion of movement, the perception of fantasy and reality.
Child studio has crafted a series of glowing glass spheres that seem to be rolling and sliding in the top of slanted geometric plinths, captured at a point of subtle equilibrium like frozen in time. When viewed from other angles, the object’s shapes appear to change — creating past real three-dimensional effects that build a sense of anticipation and suspense.
This project draws on a range of references in the metaphysical paintings of Giorgio de Chirico to architectural landscapes of Aldo Rossi. The ambiguous scale and striking silhouettes of these pieces provide them an architectural quality.
One of the central inspirations for this collection is that the visual language of theatre director Robert Wilson and his approach to movement and stillness, second and infinity. The project invites the viewer to pause and to reflect their perception of time inside the physical environment.
The whimsical nature of the collection is also reflected from the materiality of these objects: each piece is an experiment with numerous guises of ash timber, including colored gloss and discoloration lacquering. The figured wood texture in vibrant colours starts to look like marble or a bizarre digital pattern.
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